MATTHEW: 2 BLIND MEN

July 17, 2021   /   Big Valley Grace Community Church

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THE DAY GOD STOPPED FOR TWO BLIND MEN

MATTHEW 20:29-34 (NLT)  
As Jesus and the disciples left the town of Jericho, a large crowd followed behind. 30 Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was coming that way, they began shouting, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
31 “Be quiet!” the crowd yelled at them.
But they only shouted louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
32 When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, “What do you want me to do for you?”
33 “Lord,” they said, “we want to see!” 34 Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed him.

Observation #1—The 2 blind men asked Jesus for help.

Verse 30
Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was coming that way, they began shouting, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Cast all of your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Psalms 121:1-2 (ESV)
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 

Observation #2—The 2 blind men experienced opposition.

Verse 31
“Be quiet!” the crowd yelled at them. 

Observation #3—The 2 blind men didn’t give up! They kept asking Jesus for help.

Verse 31
“Be quiet!” the crowd yelled at them.
But they only shouted louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

2 Thessalonians 3:13 (CEB)
“Brothers and sisters, don’t get discouraged in doing what is right.”

Observation #4—The 2 blind men actually got Jesus to stop and listen to them!

Verse 32
When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, “What do you want me to do for you?”

Observation #5—The 2 blind men had their request answered!

Verse 32-34
When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, “What do you want me to do for you?” 
33 “Lord,” they said, “we want to see!” 34 Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see!

Observation #6—The 2 blind men became followers of Jesus!

Verse 34
Then they followed him.

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