Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
During Jesus’ time, there were no theme songs to introduce one’s arrival. Yet, if we were there, and had our ears truly attuned to the noises of the crowd, we would have been able to discern that Jesus was coming. As we look together at Luke 18:35-43, we will see from a blind man’s perspective what this looked like. We will learn from Bartimaeus what it takes to see Jesus clearly.