Opportunity of a Lifetime (26 of 37) by Stan Coffey
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Series: Then Came Jesus
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE CONDITION OF THE MAN
II. THE CALL OF THE MASTER
This morning I want you to turn to Mark Chapter 10. We've been studying together the Gospel of Mark following the footsteps of Jesus and in Mark Chapter 10 we want to begin reading in Verse 46.
I want to speak today about an "Opportunity of a Lifetime". There are some opportunities that only come once. There are some things that happen to you and you have a sense of knowing that this time will never come again. It only happens at this particular time.
This is what happened in the life of a man named Bartimaeus, who was blind and Bartimaeus had an opportunity that only would come once in h is lifetime to receive his sight when Jesus of Nazareth passed by his way.
In Verse 46 the Bible says, "AND THEY CAME TO JERICHO: AND AS HE WENT OUT OF JERICHO WITH HIS DISCIPLES AND A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE, BLIND BARTIMAEUS, THE SON OF TIMAEUS, SAT BY THE HIGHWAY SIDE BEGGING.
AND WHEN HE HEARD THAT IT WAS JESUS OF NAZARETH, HE BEGAN TO CRY OUT, AND SAY, JESUS, THOU SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME. AND MANY CHARGED HIM THAT HE SHOULD HOLD HIS PEACE: BUT HE CRIED THE MORE A GREAT DEAL, THOU SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME.
AND JESUS STOOD STILL, AND COMMANDED HIM TO BE CALLED. AND THEY CALL THE BLIND MAN, SAYING UNTO HIM, BE OF GOOD COMFORT, RISE; HE CALLETH THEE. AND HE, CASTING AWAY HIS GARMENT, ROSE, AND CAME TO JESUS.
AND JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, WHAT WILT THOU THAT I SHOULD DO UNTO THEE? THE BLIND MAN SAID UNTO HIM, LORD, THAT I MIGHT RECEIVE MY SIGHT.
AND JESUS SAID UNTO HIM, GO THY WAY; THY FAITH HATH MADE THEE WHOLE. AND IMMEDIATELY HE RECEIVED HIS SIGHT, AND FOLLOWED JESUS IN THE WAY."
Now the Bible says here that Jesus was on His way through the city of Jericho. In our journey of following the Lord Jesus through the Gospel of Mark we've come to that time when Jesus is on His way to t ...
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