Notes: September 9, 2009

The Blind See And The Dumb Speak

Can there be any doubt that Jesus is the Messiah?

Matthew 9:27-34

The Blind See

  • Two blind men follow Jesus, acknowledging his deity, begging for mercy.
  • Did they believe that Jesus could give them sight? Yes.
  • “According to your faith, be it unto you.” What would you receive from God if all depended upon your faith?
  • Although instructed not to tell anyone, they told everyone they met.

The Dumb Speak

  • A demon-possessed man was unable to speak.
  • Jesus cast out the demon and the man could speak.
  • Never before had this been seen in Israel.
  • As always, there was a Pharisee nearby who said that Jesus himself was demon-possessed.

Mark 6:1-6

  • Back home, in a synagogue on the sabbath day, Jesus taught.
  • Listeners wondered how someone without training could speak so authoritatively.
  • They knew his father, his mother, his brothers and his sisters.
  • Their unbelief prevented Jesus from doing many miracles in their midst.