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Classic Radio Theater with Wyatt Cox
Classic Radio for December 2, 2022 Hour 1 - Blind Man's Bluff

Classic Radio Theater with Wyatt Cox

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 41:35


Calling All Cars, originally broadcast December 2, 1938, 84 years ago, Blind Man's Bluff. A robbery has taken place, but thieves fall out. Visit my web page - http://www.classicradio.streamWe receive no revenue from YouTube. If you enjoy our shows, listen via the links on our web page or if you're so inclined, Buy me a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wyattcoxelAHeard on almost 100 radio stations from coast to coast. Classic Radio Theater features great radio programs that warmed the hearts of millions for the better part of the 20th century. Host Wyatt Cox brings the best of radio classics back to life with both the passion of a long-time (as in more than half a century) fan and the heart of a forty-year newsman. But more than just “playing the hits”, Wyatt supplements the first hour of each day's show with historical information on the day and date in history including audio that takes you back to World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, LBJ. It's a true slice of life from not just radio's past, but America's past.Wyatt produces 21 hours a week of freshly minted Classic Radio Theater presentations each week, and each day's broadcast is timely and entertaining!

Free Christian Audiobooks (Aneko Press)
The Blind Man and Joseph of Arimathaea – Boldness (Ch. 6) - Men of the Bible

Free Christian Audiobooks (Aneko Press)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 39:27


My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he that walks in the way of perfection, he shall serve me – Psalm 101:6 When you wish to know something about Godly living, where do you look? Is there a better to look at then to the men of the Bible? The Lord in all His sovereign wisdom didn't leave us without a wonderful textbook, the Holy Scriptures. Some make the mistake of worshiping these heroes of the faith. Others make the mistake of only highlighting these men's weaknesses. But somewhere in the middle is what God intended, and if our heart is right, we can learn all we need to know about healthy, rewarding Christian living from these incredible men of the Lord. Men of the Bible Contents Abraham – Faith and Obedience Moses – God's Voice Naaman – God's Methods Nehemiah – Uncompromising Vision Herod and John the Baptist – Dealing with Sin The Blind Man and Joseph of Arimathaea – Boldness The Penitent Thief – It's Not Too Late

Jesus the Healer Audio Podcast
109 | The Blind Man Of Bethsaida

Jesus the Healer Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 28:27


Comedy Club 4 Kids Presents: Radio Nonsense
How do you tell a blind man what colours are? With Tom Skelton

Comedy Club 4 Kids Presents: Radio Nonsense

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 52:37


An Axolotl Named Daren asked this tricky question this week 'How do you tell a blind man what colours are?' Luckily very funny and partially sighted comedian Tom Skelton was at hand to answer, inbetween his busy work of training whales to sing. BUY OUR RADIO NONSENSE T-SHIRTS HERE: https://comedyclub4kids.store/ (Please make sure you get a grown up to do this for you)WE NEED YOUR QUESTIONS, JOKES AND NONSENSE TOO. SEND THEM IN TO: podcast@comedyclub4kids.co.ukGROWN UPS: IF YOU CAN BUY US A COFFEE PLEASE DO SO HERE: https://ko-fi.com/comedyclub4kidsWebsite: www.comedyclub4kids.co.ukTwitter: @ComedyClub4KidsFacebook: facebook.com/ComedyClub4KidsPopJam: ComedyClub4KidsHosted by Tiernan Douieb. Music by Paddy Gervers. Design by John Beck. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Podcastle
Set-Jetter Saturdays: “Novembraska”

The Podcastle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 80:07


Thanksgiving recap, Whatcha Been Watching?, movies that do/do not need a reboot, Blind Man's Bluff, and more!

Dragnet
Richard Diamond - The Blind Man And The Cop Killer

Dragnet

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 29:31


Kingchakaent
Police Arrest a blind man for carrying a walking stick

Kingchakaent

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 19:39


They are out of control --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kingchakaent/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kingchakaent/support

The Inner Room- Emotions in the Bible
Episode 704 – Let us not grow weary to ask Jesus for pity like the blind man

The Inner Room- Emotions in the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 9:08


Those who are victorious I will feed from the tree of life. https://bible.usccb.org/bible/luke/18?35. Lord, please let me see //https://bible.usccb.org/bible/psalms/1?1 // https:// I know your works, your labor, and your endurance --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sofia-fonseca7/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sofia-fonseca7/support

The Breakfast Club
DONKEY: Florida Police Arrest Legally Blind Man Whose Cane They Mistook For A Gun

The Breakfast Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 7:58


Police Arrest Legally Blind Man Whose Cane They Mistook For A GunSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Church On The Hill Podcast
Healing the Blind Man | SIGNS | PART 6 | ADAM MCCAIN

Church On The Hill Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 50:21


https://youtu.be/-qExIrBwA5s

The Podcastle
Set-Jetter Saturdays: “OmaHalloween”

The Podcastle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 67:20


On this episode: Whatcha Been Watching?, Halloween III: Season of the Witch 40th anniversary, RIP Ted White, Blind Man's Bluff, and more!

Walt East's Podcast
Episode 44: Mark: The Jesus Story 36 - The Blind Man Who Could See

Walt East's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 33:42


Last week Jesus asked James and John what he could do for them.   This week he asks blind Bartimaeus  the same question.  The results were very different.  Join Chaplain Walt as we look at a physically blind man who had great spiritual sight.

Pastor Don Leavell
Christ And A Blind Man 7:00 p.m. 10/26/22 - Audio

Pastor Don Leavell

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 30:11


HEAR THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AND CHRIST CENTERED MESSAGES. HEAR MESSAGES ON THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.

Pastor Don Leavell
Christ And A Blind Man 7:00 p.m. 10/26/22 - Video

Pastor Don Leavell

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 30:11


HEAR THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AND CHRIST CENTERED MESSAGES. HEAR MESSAGES ON THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.

Sermons - Redeemer Bible Fellowship

Passage: John 9Speaker: Tim Jin

Moody Presents
2022-10-22 Bartimaeus the Blind Man part 2

Moody Presents

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 26:00


We'll be wrapping up our current series called Bullseye Living:  Staying on Target with God here on Moody Presents.    How much do you REALLY need God… His touch, Word, His life in you? When things are going well, we sometimes don't recognize how desperately we need Him.  Last week we started studying the life of Bartimaeus, the blind man as described in Mark chapter 10 and how he was able to get un-stuck from his condition. In addition to the first point of not letting people discourage the intensity of our pursuit of God, Pastor Mark outlines now two more ways to help us get un-stuck. Let's get started with today's Moody Presents.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ESV: Chronological
October 18: Mark 8–9

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 10:49


Mark 8–9 Mark 8–9 (Listen) Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 8 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, 2 “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away.” 4 And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?” 5 And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” 6 And he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd. 7 And they had a few small fish. And having blessed them, he said that these also should be set before them. 8 And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 9 And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away. 10 And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.1 The Pharisees Demand a Sign 11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13 And he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side. The Leaven of the Pharisees and Herod 14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”2 16 And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17 And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” They said to him, “Twelve.” 20 “And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” And they said to him, “Seven.” 21 And he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?” Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida 22 And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus3 laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.” Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ 27 And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him. Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection 31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” 34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life4 will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” 9 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” The Transfiguration 2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one5 on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi,6 it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6 For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son;7 listen to him.” 8 And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. 9 And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10 So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead might mean. 11 And they asked him, “Why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?” 12 And he said to them, “Elijah does come first to restore all things. And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt? 13 But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him.” Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit 14 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. 16 And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17 And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. 18 And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” 19 And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” 20 And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21 And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can'! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out8 and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” 25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29 And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”9 Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” 32 But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. Who Is the Greatest? 33 And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” Anyone Not Against Us Is for Us 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name,10 and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40 For the one who is not against us is for us. 41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward. Temptations to Sin 42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,11 it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell,12 to the unquenchable fire.13 45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.' 49 For everyone will be salted with fire.14 50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” Footnotes [1] 8:10 Some manuscripts Magadan, or Magdala [2] 8:15 Some manuscripts the Herodians [3] 8:25 Greek he [4] 8:35 The same Greek word can mean either soul or life, depending on the context; twice in this verse and once in verse 36 and once in verse 37 [5] 9:3 Greek launderer (gnapheus) [6] 9:5 Rabbi means my teacher, or my master [7] 9:7 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved [8] 9:24 Some manuscripts add with tears [9] 9:29 Some manuscripts add and fasting [10] 9:38 Some manuscripts add who does not follow us [11] 9:42 Greek to stumble; also verses 43, 45, 47 [12] 9:43 Greek Gehenna; also verse 47 [13] 9:43 Some manuscripts add verses 44 and 46 (which are identical with verse 48) [14] 9:49 Some manuscripts add and every sacrifice will be salted with salt (ESV)

ESV: Straight through the Bible
October 18: Mark 8–9

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 10:49


Mark 8–9 Mark 8–9 (Listen) Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 8 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, 2 “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away.” 4 And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?” 5 And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” 6 And he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd. 7 And they had a few small fish. And having blessed them, he said that these also should be set before them. 8 And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 9 And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away. 10 And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.1 The Pharisees Demand a Sign 11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13 And he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side. The Leaven of the Pharisees and Herod 14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”2 16 And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17 And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” They said to him, “Twelve.” 20 “And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” And they said to him, “Seven.” 21 And he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?” Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida 22 And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus3 laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.” Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ 27 And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him. Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection 31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” 34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life4 will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” 9 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” The Transfiguration 2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one5 on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi,6 it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6 For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son;7 listen to him.” 8 And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. 9 And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10 So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead might mean. 11 And they asked him, “Why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?” 12 And he said to them, “Elijah does come first to restore all things. And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt? 13 But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him.” Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit 14 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. 16 And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17 And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. 18 And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” 19 And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” 20 And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21 And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can'! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out8 and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” 25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29 And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”9 Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” 32 But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. Who Is the Greatest? 33 And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” Anyone Not Against Us Is for Us 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name,10 and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40 For the one who is not against us is for us. 41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward. Temptations to Sin 42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,11 it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell,12 to the unquenchable fire.13 45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.' 49 For everyone will be salted with fire.14 50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” Footnotes [1] 8:10 Some manuscripts Magadan, or Magdala [2] 8:15 Some manuscripts the Herodians [3] 8:25 Greek he [4] 8:35 The same Greek word can mean either soul or life, depending on the context; twice in this verse and once in verse 36 and once in verse 37 [5] 9:3 Greek launderer (gnapheus) [6] 9:5 Rabbi means my teacher, or my master [7] 9:7 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved [8] 9:24 Some manuscripts add with tears [9] 9:29 Some manuscripts add and fasting [10] 9:38 Some manuscripts add who does not follow us [11] 9:42 Greek to stumble; also verses 43, 45, 47 [12] 9:43 Greek Gehenna; also verse 47 [13] 9:43 Some manuscripts add verses 44 and 46 (which are identical with verse 48) [14] 9:49 Some manuscripts add and every sacrifice will be salted with salt (ESV)

for the thirsty soul
Jesus Heals a Blind Man (John 9:1-34)

for the thirsty soul

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 13:30


Is bad always because of sin? The great witness of the blind man and the prideful religious rulers.

Moody Presents
2022-10-15 - Bullseye Living - Bartimaeus the Blind Man part 1

Moody Presents

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 26:00


Welcome to Moody Presents!  We are so happy that you joined us today as we near the completion of our current series called Bullseye Living:  Staying on Target with God.  What a great chance we have had to learn from the Bible on what it means to have faith, to trust and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.  But…what if, right now, you say, “Jon, I've heard all this, I know all of this in my heart, but I just feel  - STUCK.”   Maybe you feel “stuck” in your life. Maybe it's relational or financial. The wheels are spinning.  Maybe you are spiritually stuck. Well, God wants you out of that.   Some of us have actually been physically stuck, unable to move, maybe panicking a little about what we need to do to get un-stuck. That's our theme today as we look at a man in the Bible who was also very stuck.    From Mark chapter 10, here is Mark Jobe on Moody Presents.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Ch. 11) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 43:49


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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The Blind Man - Guy de Maupassant - Scary Stories

Daily Short Stories - Scary Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 8:11


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Closing Credits - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 0:24


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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A Brief Biography - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 7:18


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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The Miracle of the Loaves (Ch. 10) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 44:12


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (Ch. 9) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 40:55


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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Jesus Knew What He Would Do (Ch. 8) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 43:35


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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Compassion for the Multitude (Ch. 7) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 45:35


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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Saving Faith (Ch. 6) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 43:06


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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The Soul's Crisis (Ch. 5) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 38:28


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Ch. 4) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 44:01


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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Jesus at a Stand (Ch. 3) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 43:31


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Ch. 2) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 41:30


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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The Blind Beggar (Ch. 1) - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 35:20


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

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Opening Credits - Life in Christ Vol 8

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 0:14


A deep, inspiring, and often challenging study of the Lord Jesus Christ's miracles and parables. Men who were led by the hand or groped their way along the wall to reach Jesus were touched by his finger and went home without a guide, rejoicing that Jesus Christ had opened their eyes. Jesus is still able to perform such miracles. And, with the power of the Holy Spirit, his Word will be expounded and we'll watch for the signs to follow, expecting to see them at once. Why shouldn't those who read this be blessed with the light of heaven? This is my heart's inmost desire. I can't put fine words together. I've never studied speech. In fact, my heart loathes the very thought of intentionally speaking with fine words when souls are in danger of eternal punishment. No, I work to speak straight to your hearts and consciences, and if there is anyone with faith to receive, God will bless them with fresh revelation. – Charles H. Spurgeon In this eighth volume, Charles H. Spurgeon expounds on the healing of a blind man and the feeding of the five thousand. List of Chapters 1. The Blind Beggar (Mark 10:46-52) 2. The Blind Man's Earnest Cries (Mark 10:47-48) 3. Jesus Stops (Mark 10:49) 4. A Gospel Sermon to Outsiders (Mark 10:49) 5. The Soul's Crisis (Luke 18:37) 6. Saving Faith (Luke 7:50; Luke 18:42) 7. Compassion for the Multitude (Matthew 14:17-18) 8. Jesus Knew What He Would Do (John 6:6) 9. The Boy's Loaves in the Lord's Hands (John 6:11) 10. The Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 6:52) 11. Certain Curious Calculations about Loaves and Fish (Mark 8:18-21)

Crossroads Sermon Podcast
Vision from a Blind Man

Crossroads Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 57:10


Austin Duncan • Mark 10:46-10:52

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Vision from a Blind Man

Grace Church Ministries Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 57:10


Austin Duncan • Mark 10:46-10:52 • Crossroads

Biblical Insights
Standing Firm in our current "Cancel Culture," part 2

Biblical Insights

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 49:29


We are called to be a voice of Truth and Love in our Christian walk. How can we be the voice if it keeps being cancelled? Understanding what's behind this "Cancel Culture" we live in will help us be the voice of Truth. This is part 2 in a 2 part message titled, "Standing firm in our current Cancel Culture." Here we finish the story of the Blind Man who was healed by Jesus and then only to be canceled by the ruling religious leaders. We can stand on the truth that Jesus can not and will not cancel you or I. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/patt-fisk/support

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Questioning The Blind Man

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 14:21


The Pharisees question and try to intimidate the healed blind man and his family. Good Morning Christian America!!

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The Blind Man

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 61:25


Matt Christiansen Bible Study
Session 15: September 24, 2022

Matt Christiansen Bible Study

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


Scripture Reading: John 9:1-41 1 Now as Jesus was passing by, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who committed the sin that caused him to be born blind, this man or his parents?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but he was born blind so that the acts of God may be revealed through what happens to him. 4 We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 Having said this, he spat on the ground and made some mud with the saliva. He smeared the mud on the blind man's eyes 7 and said to him, “Go wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated “sent”). So the blind man went away and washed, and came back seeing.8 Then the neighbors and the people who had seen him previously as a beggar began saying, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some people said, “This is the man!” while others said, “No, but he looks like him.” The man himself kept insisting, “I am the one!” 10 So they asked him, “How then were you made to see?” 11 He replied, “The man called Jesus made mud, smeared it on my eyes and told me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and was able to see.” 12 They said to him, “Where is that man?” He replied, “I don't know.”13 They brought the man who used to be blind to the Pharisees. 14 (Now the day on which Jesus made the mud and caused him to see was a Sabbath.) 15 So the Pharisees asked him again how he had gained his sight. He replied, “He put mud on my eyes and I washed, and now I am able to see.”16 Then some of the Pharisees began to say, “This man is not from God because he does not observe the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such miraculous signs?” Thus there was a division among them. 17 So again they asked the man who used to be blind, “What do you say about him, since he caused you to see?” “He is a prophet,” the man replied.18 Now the Jewish religious leaders refused to believe that he had really been blind and had gained his sight until at last they summoned the parents of the man who had become able to see. 19 They asked the parents, “Is this your son, whom you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?” 20 So his parents replied, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21 But we do not know how he is now able to see, nor do we know who caused him to see. Ask him, he is a mature adult. He will speak for himself.” 22 (His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jewish religious leaders. For the Jewish leaders had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Christ would be put out of the synagogue. 23 For this reason his parents said, “He is a mature adult, ask him.”)24 Then they summoned the man who used to be blind a second time and said to him, “Promise before God to tell the truth. We know that this man is a sinner.” 25 He replied, “I do not know whether he is a sinner. I do know one thing—that although I was blind, now I can see.” 26 Then they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he cause you to see?” 27 He answered, “I told you already and you didn't listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You people don't want to become his disciples too, do you?”28 They heaped insults on him, saying, “You are his disciple! We are disciples of Moses! 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses! We do not know where this man comes from!” 30 The man replied, “This is a remarkable thing that you don't know where he comes from and yet he caused me to see! 31 We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is devout and does his will, God listens to him. 32 Never before has anyone heard of someone causing a man born blind to see. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 34 They replied, “You were born completely in sinfulness, and yet you presume to teach us?” So they threw him out.35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, so he found the man and said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 The man replied, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” 37 Jesus told him, “You have seen him; he is the one speaking with you.” [ 38 He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said,] “For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, and the ones who see may become blind.”40 Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and asked him, “We are not blind too, are we?” 41 Jesus replied, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin, but now because you claim that you can see, your guilt remains.Main ThemesThe SettingSince the beginning of chapter 7, we have had a continuous sequence of events. Chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10 are one “scene.” Because the chapters tell one narrative, but we tend to study them separately (out of convenience, not for any theological reason), we need to be intentional in carrying over the information provided in the earlier chapters that apply to the later chapters in this story.For purposes of chapter 9, we must remember the chronology of the Feast of Tabernacles. The feast lasted eight days. It began on a Sabbath (a Saturday) and it ended on the next Sabbath. Beginning with verse 7:37, all the action has been occurring “[o]n the last day of the feast.“ That means chapter 9 is happening during a Sabbath.In chapter 9, Jesus heals a blind man on the Sabbath. Sounds familiar. It didn't go well the first time, how will it go over this time? (Spoiler: not well.)Who Committed the SinAfter Jesus heals a blind man on the Sabbath for the first time (see John 5), Jesus tells the man, “Look, you have become well. Don't sin any more, lest anything worse happen to you.” (v. 5:14) As I discussed during Session 10, Jesus words should not be assumed to mean that sickness will occur as a supernatural result of the man's sin. That very well may be the case, but one could also take Jesus' words in a more ordinary way. Sometimes sin naturally leads to injury and disease. Sexual immorality can lead to sexually transmitted diseases. In some parts of the world, stealing could lead to one's hands being lost. Drug use can lead to addiction and mental illness. The list could go on.However, the first-century world did believe there was a strong connection between ailments and sin—particularly in the case of blindness. Jewish literature provides examples of the connection. For example, according to one contemporary source, one who saw a blind, lame, or otherwise seriously afflicted person should praise God as judge. Presumably, the assumption was that the person must have done something to properly merit such a condition. However, the case should not be overstated. Certainly the contemporary Jewish people understood that sin could cause affliction as a natural consequence (like the examples in the previous paragraph). They also believed that demons could cause disease, so God was not the only available cause.What is curious (to put it mildly) about the blind man in chapter 9 is that he was blind from birth. This limits the range of options. The man could not have caused his own blindness in a natural sense, and no one seems to posit demon possession. Therefore God must have caused his blindness. Moreover, in a further logical leap, it must have been for someone's sin. Who's sin? That is how the conversation begins.Many people at the time would have accepted the possibility that the man's blindness was the result of the parents' sin—most likely of the mother's while she was pregnant. Some people at the time may have also believed in prenatal activity significant enough to constitute sin. This is not a Jewish example but Isis and Osiris were said to have copulated in the womb. (Weird, I know.)As much as our modern sensibilities may be offended by the idea that someone may suffer illness for someone else's sins, Jesus reply may be even more offensive to modern readers. He explains, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but he was born blind so that the acts of God may be revealed through what happens to him.”God in his sovereignty orchestrated the man's illness such that a great good would come of it. Notice that this is a very powerful response to the problem of evil and suffering in general. Why would a good God allow evil and suffering in the world? Perhaps God has a plan. Maybe he is working all this out for good. In fact, the logical “Problem of Evil” is no longer very popular in the philosophical community. It is impossible to show that God can have no justifying reasons to allow evil and pain. The philosophical battle is now the probabilistic “Problem of Evil.” In other words, given the current state of the world is it more or less probable that a good God exists.Spittle and DirtJesus spat on the ground and made some mud. In the ancient world, spittle was sometimes associated with curative powers. For example, emperor Vaspasian (who postdates Jesus by a few decades) reportedly also healed blindness with spittle. This tradition regarding spittle already existed in the Jewish world, although it was probably borrowed from the Gentile world. Perhaps Jesus uses spittle because his audience would have understood the reference: Jesus was curing someone. The other alternative is that this is an allusion to the creative act of Genesis 2:7. (Genesis 2:7 says, “The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”)There is a potential double entendre in the word “smeared,” which other translations may translate as “applied.” This is the same word as “anoint.” To anoint means to apply oil. Anointing has a powerful religious meaning. Both in the Old and New Testaments, it means one blessed by God. In the New Testament, God anoints with the Holy Spirit (e.g., Acts 10:38). Perhaps Jesus anointing the blind man with mud giving him physical sight is a prefigurement of Jesus anointing believers with the Holy Spirit giving them spiritual sight.Jesus sends the blind man to wash himself in the pool of Siloam. This was the exact same pool used in the water-drawing ritual during the Feast of Tabernacles (remember, the feast going on “right now” in the story world). Jesus uses the “holy water” of the festival for his own purposes. Talk about cultural appropriation.What Will the Neighbors Think?The blind man is healed and the “neighbors” are amazed and confused.In Jerusalem, a man could survive as a beggar though he would remain poor. Jewish contemporaries emphasized charity. Charity towards the destitute was also commanded in the Old Testament. (However, I do not want to give the misimpression that a life of begging was viewed favorably in any way. Jewish contemporaries recognized begging as a shameful condition to be avoided—perhaps even to the point of death, i.e., it would be better to die than to live as a beggar.)The main point is that the “neighbors” were probably Jerusalemites. These were people who had seen the blind man beg on a daily basis since, probably, a very early age. They had probably donated to him regularly. They had indisputable knowledge of the blind man and his condition. When the healing occurred, the neighbors are shocked to the point of denial. Making Mud on the SabbathJesus is doubly guilty of breaking the Sabbath, the Pharisees will claim. Not only did Jesus heal on the Sabbath like he did back in chapter 5, but he made mud on the Sabbath! Sadly, I am not kidding. Notice how the text keeps going back to the mud. “Now the day on which Jesus made the mud and caused him to see was a Sabbath.”The Pharisees do not praise God for the healing. Even if they intend to investigate a potential violation, they do not seek Jesus first to obtain first-hand testimony. They simply accuse Jesus of being a sinner (i.e., he cannot be from God because he does not observe the Sabbath).The TrialThe text immediately shifts into a sort of legal proceeding. The Pharisees treat the blind man and his parents as witnesses.An Epistemological ConflictNotice that there is an epistemological conflict between the Pharisees and the blind man. The Pharisees “know” from their interpretation of the law. They know that the law forbids working on the Sabbath. So they know that Jesus cannot be from God. The blind man “knows” from experience. He knows he was blind. He knows that he can see. So, he knows that Jesus must be from God. For the sake of clarity, I am not trying to make a larger point about epistemology here, like whether we should trust our own experience more than scripture. I think that would be a dangerous conclusion to draw. Jesus never undermines the Torah. Jesus does, however, also appeal to experience. See the miracles and believe. Even through clear and convincing miracles the Pharisees were unwilling to consider that perhaps they did not “know” the Torah as well as they thought. Or, more accurately, the Pharisees were unwilling to recognize their hypocrisy and ill intentions. It's not so much that they “knew” the scriptures condemned Jesus as much as they were committed to that statement because it served their purposes. As we have seen throughout the Gospel of John, this inability to see is not an intellectual shortcoming but a moral one.As an interesting side note, an example of biblical hermeneutics that accounts for both scripture and experience is the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, which considers scripture as the first authority and then also takes into account tradition, reason, and experience. For example, Wesley praises the church fathers because not only did they remain faithful to Christian doctrine “[b]ut still they never relinquish this: 'What the Scripture promises, I enjoy. Come and see what Christianity has done here, and acknowledge it is of God.'“Only a Man of God Could Do ThisThe Pharisees recognize a problem with their argument. They believed that no one would be able to restore blindness like Jesus did unless that man were from God. Remember John 3:1-2: “Now a certain man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was a member of the Jewish ruling council, came to Jesus at night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him.'” So the Pharisees must deny the healing.Rigging the TrialThe Pharisees call on the blind man's parents to testify. Before the testimony, they rig the trial. Anyone who confesses Jesus as the Christ will be excommunicated. The text does not explicitly say this, but the Pharisees probably hoped that with enough pressure the parents would even deny that their child had really been blind. The parents would have earned great favor with the religious leaders if they had testified that their son had faked his illness to receive charity. The blind man's parents are in fact intimidated. They are only willing to confirm that their son was blind and can now see. How that happened? They won't say. Ask our son, they say instead, he is “mature” or “of age.” That means that the blind man is at least 13 but could be much older.The Blind Man's FaithThe Pharisees call the blind man to the stand once more. Notice the leading the question. They demand (if I paraphrase), “Condemn Jesus as a sinner.” But the blind man is an example of faith. He may not fully know who Jesus is but he will not deny the miracle. “Say what you will about Jesus, but I was blind and now I see.” The Pharisees give him one more chance to recant his statement. “Tell us again what he did to you.” The blind man responds with mockery. “Do you want me to tell you again so you also might believe?” Of course that's not the reason for the Pharisees' question.The Pharisees go on the offensive. They insult the blind man, “You are his disciple!” This works on two levels. First, it is an accusation of bias. The blind man is lying for the benefit of his master. Second, as the Pharisees claim to be disciples of Moses, it is accusing the blind man of betraying their religion and their God. Notice that both the “you are” and “we are” are emphatic in Greek. It is like saying, “I myself had to fix it” to emphasize who performed the action. This is a heated debate filled with accusatory overtones.The Pharisees make one more claim. “We do not know where this man comes from!” We have discussed this idea extensively in prior sessions. Jesus is from above; he is from God; he is from heaven. The religious leaders refuse to see this. In this case, the Pharisees may not only be accusing Jesus of being a stranger to Jerusalem and their religious community but also perhaps accusing him of being an illegitimate child.The blind man goes on the offensive himself. Remember that everyone, the Pharisees included, granted the premise that only a man of God could do the miraculous signs that Jesus was doing. The blind man points this out and leaves the Pharisees with no excuse. Additionally, the blind man's claim that no one had ever heard of a blind man from birth being healed appears to be historical when considered in context. Such claims existed in the Gentile world but they did not seem to exist in the Jewish world.The Pharisees stoop low. Remember the assumption was that the man's blindness was caused by sin. The Pharisees have no issues using that assumption. “You are a filthy sinner and you dare attempt to correct us, disciples of Moses?”Notice that the blind man grows in his belief and understanding of Jesus as more information is presented to him. First Jesu is a “man” (v. 9:11), then a “prophet” (v. 9:17), and finally “Son of Man” (v. 9:35-37).Jesus Comes to JudgeRemember John 3:17-18:For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. The one who believes in him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.The word for “condemn” in John 3 is the same as the word for judge in John 9 when Jesus says:For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, and the ones who see may become blind.This sure seems like a contradiction at first blush. Let's consider what contradiction means. The law of non-contradiction says that two contradictory propositions cannot both be true in the same sense at the same time. Both verses quoted above refer to the same time: Jesus coming into the world. But, do both verses refer to judgment in the same sense? I do not think so. Consider John 12:47-50:I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness. If anyone hears my words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not accept my words has a judge; the word I have spoken will judge him at the last day. For I have not spoken from my own authority, but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told me.What do all three passages in John tell us when read in conjunction? Jesus did not come to judge in the sense of inflicting immediate punishment—i.e., condemn. Those who hear Jesus and disobey he does not condemn. They may continue to do as they please. Jesus is on earth to save not to destroy. However, the revelation that comes through Jesus will eventually judge in the sense of deciding or determining. Jesus' words divide people between those who believe and those do not. And in the last day, at the final judgment, that is the only consideration that will matter.The Great ReversalJesus words at the end of this chapter are enigmatic. “For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, and the ones who see may become blind.” Jesus also says, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin, but now because you claim that you can see, your guilt remains.”To gain sight is only valuable to one who is blind. To anyone who who thinks that they can already see, that offer is worthless. A doctor is only valuable to a sick man, not to a healthy man. Salvation is only valuable to a condemned sinner, not to a righteous man.Consider these statements found in Matthew 9:12-13:“Those who are healthy don't need a physician, but those who are sick do.”“I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”The word “gospel” comes from “god-spell” meaning a “good story.” Gospel is in turn a translation of the Latin word euangelion that means “good news.” What is “good” about the news of Jesus? Christ has come to save the world. He offers this salvation freely to all who would believe in him. But notice that this message is not just pointless but offensive to someone who thinks that they need no saving. That offense, I think, is why those who see become blind. Whatever truth is held by those who see is intentionally discarded by the offense of the good news. They turn deliberately and vehemently from the truth of the gospel. In this way, those who recognize their need are given all things while those who recognize their good things lose all things.

Heritage Reformed Congregation
Jesus's Unique Healing of a Blind Man

Heritage Reformed Congregation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 57:00


-1- Jesus's gradual cure- -2- Jesus's object lesson- -3- Jesus's thorough restoration.

Dr. Joel Beeke on SermonAudio
Jesus's Unique Healing of a Blind Man

Dr. Joel Beeke on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 55:00


A new MP3 sermon from Heritage Reformed Congregation is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Jesus's Unique Healing of a Blind Man Subtitle: Series on Mark Speaker: Dr. Joel Beeke Broadcaster: Heritage Reformed Congregation Event: Sunday - AM Date: 9/18/2022 Bible: Mark 8:22-26 Length: 55 min.

Christ Talker
The Blind Man

Christ Talker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 60:00


A message by Bishop T.D Jakes.

A New Untold Story
A New Untold Story: Ep. 309 - A Blind Man and His Snapple

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 56:24 Very Popular


KB can't see anymore, we reveal the contents of the lost episode, Mook is back in studio, and the fellas were getting some jokes off for the Blue Raspberry Guys across the globe. ADS: Felix Gray Check out Felix Gray Glasses at felixgrayglasses.com/story Gametime Download the Gametime app at https://barstool.link/GametimeApp and redeem code UNTOLD for $20 off your first purchase (terms apply). Raycon Go to buyraycon.com and get 15% off with code UNTOLD15

P40 Ministries
Luke 18:31-43 (From Christ) - The Blind Man's Faith

P40 Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 13:56


- Discussion about faith healings.  - Jesus talks about His death to the disciples, who are very confused.  - Jesus heals a blind man through the blind man's faith.  Go here for the OOTM devotional: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Mire-Because-waiting-eight-session/dp/B095GNV1NX 

Untitled Beatles Podcast
70s Solo B-Sides Part 1

Untitled Beatles Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 42:19 Very Popular


Untitled Beatles Fans, What's Happening!!! Hey, hey hey! (#StanleyClarke) Which Doobie yoobie is b-sides the point. And b-sides, today's show is Solo 70's B-Sides that weren't married to an LP; from the absolute classics (“Blindman”, “I Don't Care Anymore”,) to the hated-by-real-fans missteps (“Daytime Nighttime Suffering”, “Move Over Ms. L”). In this episode, the Off White T's focus on Flingo & George (Tuesdays, on BBC1), and also consider:  

The Skald's Circle: Stories of Myth, Folklore, and Legend
The Potato Face Blind Man Who Lost the Diamond Rabbit on His Gold Accordion (North American Folklore)

The Skald's Circle: Stories of Myth, Folklore, and Legend

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 5:41


It's time to relax, grab a drink, pull up a chair by the hearth, and listen to The Potato Face Blind Man Who Lost the Diamond Rabbit on His Gold Accordion from North American Folklore, as told by Mynogan. As always, our stories are available to listen to for free! We release our shorter tales on Wednesdays, and we release our longer, chapter-length stories on Saturdays.   If you enjoyed this story, and want to earn great rewards while helping The Skald's Circle produce even better and more frequent content, please consider having a look at our Patreon page.   If you like to hear more of our stories, you can find them in an easy-to-navigate format in the Story Archive on our website here.   This episode is sponsored by Ethereal Gold Dispensary, an online hemp-derived cannabinoids dispensary (that's things like CBD, Delta-8, Delta-9, and other rare cannabinoids). Receive 20% off your order with code SKALDSCIRCLE at checkout (any order, it doesn't even have to be your first!)! Be sure to use our link here — it helps us out as well!

Douglas Jacoby Podcast
A Tour Through John, Lesson 19

Douglas Jacoby Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 22:10


For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.9:1 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” The man was physically blind (v.1ff). This blindness was not temporary, but congenital.The O.T. does say that the sins of the parents can be "visited" on the children (Exodus 20:5), but what about the second possibility, the idea that the man himself may have sinned prenatally?Some rabbis discussed the sins of Jacob and Esau while still in the womb.Thus the reference is not to a previous life, but to life in utero.At no time before had anyone ever healed a man born blind, nor do such miracles occur today (in my experience, although you may wish to consult Craig Keener's magnum opus, Miracles).Jesus' disciples were blind (v.2).Their question reflects the outlook of the ancient world on sin, and reminds us of the view of Job's three "comforters": sickness and misfortune are caused by sin. (This is a basic tenet of today's "Prosperity Theology.")They do not care for him as a person, only for the theological conundrum he presents.3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God's works might be revealed in him. 4 Wemust work the works of him who sent mewhile it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man's eyes, 7 saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. Jesus offers no explanation as to the cause of the blindness, but sees a divine possibility.There is hope in the light of Christ -- the "daylight" by whose light we can work. Jesus reasserts that he is the light of the world. (Several of the "I Am" sayings are repeated -- this one, from 8:12.)The man is healed.The healing could have been direct and instantaneous, but it includes saliva and dirt and a walk to a pool. The man wasn't healed by faith alone; the blessing came only as he went in obedience to Jesus' command. So it is with us.Sending him to wash in the Pool of Siloam (v.7) is reminiscent of Elisha sending Naaman to wash in the Jordan (2 Kings 5).The miracle shows that Jesus is the promised Messiah. See Isaiah 29:18.Siloam (v.7) is laden with linguistic significance.Shiloh was the place where God revealed himself before the Temple was built in Jerusalem. Shiloh is mentioned frequently in Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 1 Kings, and Jeremiah.There is a Messianic prophecy connected with this in Genesis 49:10.And yet Isaiah 8:6 shows the Jews rejecting the waters of Shiloah (Siloam, in Hebrew).Interestingly, the Pool of Siloam was only discovered in 2005. See the report at the Bibleplaces website.8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some were saying, “It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” 10 But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.' Then I went and washed and received my sight.” 12 They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”The neighbors notice.Here was a man they saw every day -- and yet the implications of admitting the authenticity of the miracles were huge.Many of his neighbors and acquaintances were "blind" (v.8ff). 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see.” 16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not observe the sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?” And they were divided. 17 So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him? It was your eyes he opened.” He said, “He is a prophet.”According to Jewish law (rabbinic tradition, not Torah), Jesus had violated the Sabbath.Spittle must not be put into the eyes on the Sabbath (J. 'Abod. Zar. 14d), while another passage refers to differing opinions over whether eyes may be anointed on the Sabbath (B. 'Abod. Zar. 28b).Deuteronomy 13:1-5 warned the people of God not to listen to a miracle-worker if he led them away from God's law.Thus there was some basis for the Jewish leaders' viewpoint vis-à-vis Jesus (though no justification for their stubborn refusal to reconsider their interpretations and believe).The blind man's statement "He is a prophet" (v.17) is parallel to the Samaritan woman's recognition in 4:19.18 The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight 19 and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20 His parents answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but we do not know how it is that now he sees, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Messiahwould be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”His parents too are blind (vv.18ff)."He is of age" (v.23) shows that he was over 13 years old, and thus legally accountable as an adult.Verse 22 shows the real reason for their reticence to acknowledge Jesus as the healer.This verse would have been especially meaningful at the time of the rupture between church and synagogue, particularly after 70 AD when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and its Temple (assuming John was written in the 90s -- some scholars place it pre-70).In the same way, we are called to take our stand with Christ, even if this leads to ostracism.24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, “Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner.” 25 He answered, “I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” "Give glory to God" is a solemn oath. See Joshua 7:19, where Joshua interrogates Achan.V.25 supplied the inspiration for John Newton's famous hymn, Amazing Grace.26 They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 27 He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” 28 Then they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” 30 The man answered, “Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. 32 Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 34 They answered him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?” And they drove him out.The Pharisees were blindest of all (v.13ff, 24ff).Up to a point they had been pretending to be impartial, operating under the guise of an open examination (v.24).Now their true colors are shown (v.34). Their minds are already made up; no amount of evidence will change them.And yet in accusing the man of having been born in sin, the Pharisees are in effect admitting the miracle as legitimate!Note: v.31 is sometimes taken as a doctrinal statement, yet this will not do.God hears all prayers -- as Solomon requested in his prayer (1 Kings 8:41-43).It is the defiant one, the one in deliberate sin, whose prayer will not be accepted (Ps 66:18).35 Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”36 He answered, “And who is he, sir?  Tell me, so that I may believe in him.” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.” 38 He said, “Lord,I believe.” And he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.” 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not blind, are we?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,' your sin remains."Jesus follows up with the man (v.35), just as he did with the invalid he healed in chapter 5."Son of Man" is a Messianic title in the book of Daniel.The result is that the man recognizes who Jesus is, falling at his feet in humble gratitude.The blind see and the seeing are blind. Refer to 1:3-4 and 3:19-21.Final thoughtsIn this story, it is only Jesus who truly sees --And the blind man, whose perception of Jesus moves from stranger (v.6) to healer (v.7) to prophet (v.17) to Lord (v.38).Again, see chapter 4 for a progression in faith and spiritual perception on the part of the Samaritan woman.John 9 portrays in living color what happens when Light enters this dark world.How we respond to the truth God reveals to us determines our standing with God.Two themes are intertwined in chapter 9: revelation and judgment. These themes are present throughout the gospel of John.This account is also in many ways a perfect picture of conversion to Christ, which all true believers have experienced.Jesus shows us the Father (1:14, 18; 10:30; 14:9).In John 9 we understand that God is light -- which is not mere knowledge or intellect, since there is a strong moral component to the light.He is the one who opens the eyes of our heart (Eph 1:18).We see that God does not favor the powerful or the establishment or the respectable, but those who honor him by embracing the truth.We notice that nearly everyone claims to know God, or be in the light, or to be doing the right thing. Yet there is a simplicity in knowing God, exhibited in the life of the blind man and of course also in the behavior of Jesus, that the highborn and the highbrow easily miss.God powerfully transforms our lives.We can easily make this chapter into a group Bible discussion.Are there certain characters in chapter 9 with which you identify? Blind man, disciples, parents, neighbors, Pharisees, Jesus? If so, why? How are your attitudes or experiences similar?Is there a definite time in your life when you crossed from over from darkness to light, from blindness to sight? On what date did this take place?Are you able to share with others about the change? How do they usually react? Does the prospect of peer pressure, or the fear of family rejection, or the possibility of religious persecution affect how public you are in expressing your faith in Christ?See the group studies in Till the Nets are Full (formerly Shining Like Stars).John 4 (the Samaritan Woman). [This is study VII.]John 5 (The Healing at the Pool). [This is study XIV.]John 6+ (The I Am Sayings) [This is study VIII.]John 9 (the Blind Man), which is another more or less complete chapter with multiple clearly identifiable characters. [This is study V.]And there are many other good group studies from John:John 2: Water to Wine and The Clearing of the TempleJohn 3: Nicodemus (chapters 3, 7, 19).John 8: The Woman Caught in AdulteryJohn 20: "Doubting" ThomasAnd so on....

Little House on the Prairie Podcast: Walnut GroveCast

The Executive Producer for this episode of Walnut GroveCast is Stephanie Bailey Cheyenne Hampton joins me to discuss this strange episode where a boy makes believe he loses his vision which makes us wonder if Mary was faking it all along! "Laura Ingalls is horrified to witness the fall from a tree that blinds her friend, Jordan Harrison, while he's performing a circus stunt. But when she finds out that Jordan's sight has returned, Laura must decide whether it's right when he asks her to keep it a secret, especially after Jordan tells her that his parents' concern for him appears to have brought them back from the brink of divorce." Blind Man's Bluff originally aired on January 15, 1979 The opening song "Albert" is written and performed by the amazing Norwegian band, Project Brundlefly and is used with permission. Check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectBrundlefly Become a Patron!