A Spiritual Eye Exam (15 of 23) by Ken Trivette

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A Spiritual Eye Exam (15 of 23)
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached
Ken Trivette
Matthew 6:22-23

Outline
1. PROPER EYESIGHT
A) Light Brings Visibility
B) Light Brings Vitality
2. POOR EYESIGHT
A) A Divided Life
B) A Deprived Life
C) A Darkened Life

1) I read about a woman who went to see her doctor. Looking very worried she said, "Doctor, when I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What's WRONG with me, Doctor!?" The doctor looks her over for a couple of minutes, and then said: "Well, I can tell you that there is nothing wrong with your eyesight."

2) For some of you there may be nothing wrong with your eyesight. But on the other hand, there may be some who have problems with their eyesight.

3) Some may be like the fellow who went to the eye doctor. The receptionist asked him what kind of problems he was having. The man said, "I keep seeing spots in front of my eyes." The receptionist asked, "Have you ever seen a doctor?" and the man replied, "No, just spots."

4) As we once again turn our attention to the Greatest Sermon ever preached -- the Sermon on the Mount -- we find that Jesus talks about our eyes and our eyesight. Of course I am talking about our spiritual eyes and eyesight.

5) When you think about the eye you think about one of the marvels of the human body. The human eye is a very complicated organ, a perfect and interrelated system of about 40 individual subsystems. For example, the retina has approximately 137 million special cells that respond to light and send messages to the brain. About 130 million of these cells look like rods and handle the black and white vision. The other 7 million are cone shaped and allow us to see in color.

6) When we look at an object, light rays are reflected from the object to the cornea. These light rays are bent, refrac ...


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