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A Desperate Beggar – The Gospel of Luke Series (Luke 18:35-43)


A. For Jesus, it was always important to act, not simply to talk.
Christian maturity is manifested in doing right, not just thinking right (1 John 3:16-18). 

B.  For Jesus, it was always important to relate to the individual, not just the crowd.
Christian maturity is manifested in loving people, not just attracting crowds (Luke 18:15-16).

C.  For Jesus, it was always important to relate to disenfranchised people, not just “normal” people.
Christian maturity is manifested in relating to all people, not just the ones that we perceive are important (Acts 10:34-35; 2 Chronicles 19:7; Job 34:19).

D.  The Contrast

The Rich Young Ruler (vv. 18-30)                                    The Blind Old Beggar (vv. 35-43)

1.  exceedingly rich                                                           1.  exceedingly poor

2.  young                                                                           2.  probably old (v. 41)

3.  waited for an opportune moment                                3.  aggressively sought Jesus

4.  saw Jesus as a good teacher                                      4.  saw Jesus as the “Son of David”

5.  did not know Jesus’ identity                                        5.  knew Jesus was God’s Anointed

6.  bragged about his good character                              6.  made no claim regarding himself

7.  had no need – except for eternal life                           7.  fully aware of his need

8.  was not desperate enough                                          8.  was desperate enough

9.  not able to follow                                                         9.  eager to follow

10. turned away from Jesus                                            10.  saw Jesus’ face

11. went away sad                                                          11.  went on with Jesus  – rejoicing

12. never experienced Kingdom life                               12.  entered Kingdom life

E.  Questions for you…1. How desperate are you for Jesus to change your life?

1. How desperate are you for Jesus to change your life?

2.  Are you “all in” with the Son of David, or do you just want out of your predicament

3.  Are you ready and willing to follow Jesus wherever He leads you?

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Oct 15, 2017 A Desperate Beggar – The Gospel of Luke Series (Luke 18:35-43) Listen Download

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