The Second Touch by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE'
Program #128, CT #208293

Mark 8:22-26

And they came to Bethsaida. And they brought a man
to Him and entreated Him to touch him.
And taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him
out of the village: and after spitting on his eyes and
laying His hands upon him, He asked him, "Do you see
And he looked up and said, "I see men, for I am seeing
them like trees, walking about."
Then again He laid His hands upon his eyes; and he looked
intently and was restored and began to see everything
And He sent him to his home, saying, "Do not even enter
the village."
Jesus has now moved His ministry back down to the Sea of Galilee. We talked
earlier about how He moved around up to Tyre and Sidon and then down to
Decapolis, which is the word for ten cities in the Gentile area. Now He moves
back to the northwest corner of the Sea of Galilee. (If you were looking at an
old map of the Sea of Galilee, you might see that Bethsaida is called Bethsaida
Julius. The Julius was tagged on as an honor for Augustine, the Roman Emperor's
daughter.) So He moved over to that corner which is very close, people think,
to where Jesus fed the five thousand, at another time.
In this particular area, there's a man who is blind, and some people brought
him to Jesus. How many times in the scriptures have we seen people bringing
somebody to Jesus? As it was then, so it is today. People are still bringing
others to Jesus. A fine young man came today to give his heart to Jesus and it
came about because a young lady in our church, a stewardess, met him on a plane
some time ago. He later came down here to work and live. Another of our young
ladies talked to him, both of them prayed for him, invited him to church and he
got saved this morning. They brought him to Jesus. People are always bringing
others to Jesus, ...

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