Notes: November 19, 2009

What does Jesus know?

Jesus volunteered to die that sinners might live.

Luke 18:26-43

  • Nothing is impossible with God (v. 26-27) – not even the salvation of sinful men.
  • No good deed shall go unrewarded (v. 28-30). The many benefits which accrue to the believer are for this life and for the life to come.
  • Jesus knew what lay ahead of him in Jerusalem.  Specifically his arrest and crucifixion.
  • Jesus told his disciples what lay ahead; but they did not comprehend. Were they in denial, or were they blind to reality?
  • A blind man, following the example of the importunate widow at the beginning of the chapter, would not be silenced when he had such an urgent request of Jesus.