Sermon: The Blind See Clearly
Theme: Our struggles and challenges enable us to see and know God with wisdom and understanding.
Purpose: The congregation will reflect upon past challenges and hurts as a way of deepening their compassion and love for others.
Scriptures: Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Job experiences the knowledge of God, he is restored and made a blessing to his friends.
Mark 10:46-52 Bartimaeus shows honor where there would be shame; Jesus brings light to the darkness.
What causes us to be blind to the blessings that God has given to us? In what ways do the troubles we face become a source of knowing God’s presence in more powerful ways? How do we open ourselves to the knowledge of God rather than being wrapped up in our worry and personal issues? How is it that through Christ’s sacrifice we are able to be a part of revealing God’s presence in other people’s lives?