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Words are cheap. Finding someone who faithfully lives out his words is something else altogether!
Proverbs 20
Which part of a conversation do you most enjoy———the part where you listen and learn, or the part where you say what you think?
Proverbs 18:2
If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple...pray!
James 5:13-18
The whole world is “Live. Die. Repeat.”
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
“We can never know who God is or even if he exists.” He has told us who he is and you know it is true by the way it pierces your heart.
Romans 10:5-13
Parables of guilt and grace from the story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah.
2 Samuel 11:1-12:25
Can you find the gospel in Genesis 3:20-24?
Genesis 3:20-24
“Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.'” Have you done your homework?
Hosea 6:4-11
The book of Hebrews speaks of six foundational elements to faith in Christ. Do you know them?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
A believer knows, receives, follows and trusts Jesus.
Mark 8:27-38
Settle the gospel once and for all, so that you can begin to eternally explore its glory.
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
Why are God's rules not like a prison?
Galatians 3:23-26
Can you teach the foundations of faith in Jesus?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
If Jesus had not become weak, then while Jesus would himself still be perfect, he would not be the perfect Savior.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
The one who brings us to the throne of God's grace himself sits on the same throne.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
We stay Christians when we keep coming to Christ.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
With God's people / wandering alone / brought back by a brother / saved from Hell
James 5:19-20
If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple. But you need to follow the directions!
James 5:13-18
Confidence in the shelter of God's Son is the condition for salvation.
Hebrews 3:1-4:13
How compassionate is God to show us his purposes! We are not at all in the dark as we await the King of Glory.
James 5:7-12
USE your money now for justice and mercy, lest the “security” of your savings become your refuge... and demise.
James 5:1-6
The Bible does not teach us to fast or stay up late for the purpose of seeking a special calling from God.
God's Special Callings
The I AM gives out grace and mercy on the basis of sovereign freedom alone.
Romans 9:14-18
Jesus: the sovereign, victorious Savior-King.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Open your eyes to the broadcast of God's glory in the lives of ALL those around you!
Romans 9:14-18
Why is it that those who believe in predestination and those who believe in future promises for Israel are so often not the same people?
Romans 9
When we unjustly speak against others, we are acting like God. (And that's bad!)
James 4:11-12
Bible stories teach theology.
Romans 9:6-13
God's timing is not only perfect, it is revelatory.
Romans 9:6-13
How does a man/woman of faith responds to apparent contradictions in the Bible?
Romans 9:1-5
Do you know how to biblically recognize privilege in your life?
Romans 9:4-5
“But he gives more grace.” The sweetness of these words is beyond words.
James 4:1-10
Christians are those who love God. Christians are those who love one another. Christians are those who love the lost.
Romans 9:1-3
Fruitfulness lies at the center of what it means to be a Christian.
John 15:1-17
Those with true wisdom don't talk about it; they show it.
James 3:13-18
Would you “waste” your life with me?
Mark 14:3-9
God’s kingdom is a kingdom of righteousness; a reality that remains firm in the New Covenant.
Matthew 5:17-20
The danger in teaching is found in the fact that it employs a powerful area of our lives with which we all struggle.
James 3:1-5
“Whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.”
2 Peter 2:17-22
We are counted righteous by faith-revealing works, since only a faith that works counts for anything.
James 2:14-26
God forbid that the Church draw people the way politicians do.
2 Peter 2:17-22
Jonah did not love mercy though he happily received it. He simply loved himself.
James 2:1-13
What does it actually mean to worship the Lord?
Psalm 130:1-5
Jesus' great disciples are those who are servants of all, because Jesus is the ultimate servant in the gospel.
Mark 10:35-45
"Better is the little that the righteous has"--it is enough to be abundant in generosity.
Psalms 37:25-26
If we gain a view of the day to come, we will lose the turmoil in our hearts today.
Psalms 37:12-13
Believers are living stones; non-believers trip over the keystone.
1 Peter 2:4-8
"The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord."
Psalms 37:39
The Lord declares to his Son, the once-dead-king, "Rise up, O God; judge the earth. For you shall inherit the nations!"
Psalms 82:1-8
We shall have no fear in stumbling if we are holding God's hand.
Psalms 37:23-24
Be dumbfounded for the glory of God!
Romans 8:31-39
Threats may in fact win the day, but not the third.
Romans 8:31-39
Hate everything that revolves around you. Willingly walk the road of suffering. Renounce all that you possess.
Luke 14:25-33
Jesus' disciples hate what revolves around them.
Luke 14:25-33
No one coerced Jesus to bear the cross on our behalf.
Mark 10:17-52
Beware of your tongue.
James 3:5-12
There are only two alternatives—either Jesus is not good because he is not God, or he is good and likewise he is God.
Mark 10:17-22
We were lowly in our sin; he became lowly to wash away that sin. He shall return in glory as our great God; we shall reflect that glory as those belonging to him.
Titus 2:11-15
Do you struggle with fear in evangelism? God's cure will surprise you.
Philippians 1:12-14
What is the purpose of prayer? Why ought we to ask God for things? One answer is that prayer is meant to prove me.
John 15:7-8
Take joy, O kings, in trembling before God by turning to his Son for refuge.
Psalms 2
God's love for us Romans 5:1-5 Justification, peace with God and access to grace come via  fait...
Faith and love because of hope
Arc.
Colossians 1:9-12
Main point summary. Arc.
Colossians 1:3-8
Outline of Colossians I.
Colossians summary
Phrase.
Matthew 13:44
Arc.
Acts 7:2-53
Main point summary. Arc.
Acts 17:22-31
Bracket.
1 Peter 2:1-3
Bracket.
Daniel 4:1-37
Arc.
Daniel 4:1-37
Bracket.
Mark 8:34-38
Arc.
Mark 8:34-38
Arc.
Romans 8:9-11
Arc.
Romans 8:9-11
Wed 9am discussion group.
1 John 4:7-12
Arc.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Arc.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29
Arc.
Genesis 3:20-24
Central Idea Be warned that judgment is coming Benjamin (and Judah)! The Lord himself will rot you a...
Torn that You May Seek
Arc.
Hosea 5:8-15
Central Idea O Israel (and Judah), let us turn back to the Lord and seek to know him, for he is fait...
Let Us Return to the Lord!
Arc.
Hosea 6:1-3
Bracket.
John 15:12-17
Main point [Jesus:] Love one another like I have loved you by setting my course to die for you as my...
Love one another like I love
Arc.
John 15:12-17
Bracket.
John 14:25-31
Bracket.
John 14:18-24
Main point Rejoice and believe since I have told you that I am going to the Father and leaving you my peace via the Holy Spirit.
Rejoice and Believe at What I Have Told You
Arc.
John 14:25-31
Main point [Jesus:] I will come to you and this is how--you will see me after death, find new life b...
How Jesus Comes to Us
Arc.
John 14:18-24
Bracket.
John 14:15-17
Bracket.
John 14:12-14
Bracket.
John 14:1-7
Bracket.
John 14:8-11
Arc.
Romans 1:8-17
Main point To those who love me , the Father will give the Spirit, who you know in knowing me.
The Spirit of truth coming...whom you know
Arc.
John 14:15-17
Main point You will do great works via prayer in my name [and so assure you hearts that you know God...
The middle purpose
Arc.
John 14:12-14
Main point Jesus: It is absurd to ask to see God after being with me, since seeing me is seeing the Father.
Dayenu to be with Jesus
Arc.
John 14:8-11
Main point summary. Discourse.
Acts 2:14-41
Bracket.
John 14:1-7
Main point Trust God by trusting me, for I am going to prepare for you to come and you know the way to God because you know me.
Trust God with peace, for you know me
Arc.
John 14:1-7
Diagram.
Colossians 4:2-6
Holy, blameless and above reproach.
Colossians 1:22
Diagram.
Colossians 3:18-4:1
Diagram.
Colossians 3:5-17
Diagram.
Colossians 3:1-4
Diagram.
Colossians 2:16-23
Arc.
Romans 16:25-27
Bracket.
Matthew 5:17-20
Diagram.
Colossians 2:6-15
Diagram.
Colossians 1:24-2:5
Bracket.
Acts 1:1-11
Diagram.
Colossians 1:21-23
Diagram.
Colossians 1:9-20
דיאגרמה.
Colossians 1:3-8
Bracket.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Diagram.
Colossians 1:1-2
Bracket.
John 12:44-50
Bracket.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Diagram.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Diagram.
2 Timothy 2:7
Diagram.
Romans 8:28
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Diagram.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Diagram.
1 Peter 1:17-19
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
Diagram.
Ephesians 3:7-12
Shown to whom? "Everyone" Demonic rulers and authorities, and perhaps angelic rulers as well.
Displaying God's wisdom
Diagram.
Romans 16:25-27
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 2:9-16
Diagram.
John 1:1
Diagram.
Galatians 5:22-23
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
Diagram.
Romans 8:28
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 1:1
Diagram.
John 14:1
Diagram.
Ephesians 2:4-7
Diagram.
James 1:19-20
Diagram.
John 3:31
Diagram.
1 John 1:9
Diagram.
1 Peter 1:13
מושא משנה.
John 14:26
קולוסים א22.
Colossians 1:22
רומים ה1-2.
Romans 5:1-2
יוחנן א1.
John 1:1
יוחנן ג16.
John 3:16
מפה של רכיבי דיאגרמה.
Genesis 1:1
Diagram.
Romans 1:16-17
Diagram.
1 John 3:1-3
Your Plans and the Will of God Definitions Revealed will of God = What God clearly reveals to us fro...
התוכניות שלך ורצון האלוהים
Creation God works (i.
עבודה - A biblical theology of work
Diagram.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Diagram (with Seth).
Ephesians 1:3-14
Diagram.
Ephesians 1:1-2
Two People That Do Not Exist There is a single, surprisingly simple biblical truth that answers two ...
United to Jesus, let us live to God
Main idea : United with Jesus in death and resurrection, let us present ourselves to God and righteousness.
Romans 6:1-14
Q:  What is the  "hope of glory" ? A: "Messiah in you" according to Col 1:27.
Romans 5:1-11
"because all sinned" (vs 12) - does this mean that all sinned in Adam or that all have sinned indivi...
Romans 5:12-100
Main Idea : Nothing of righteousness was gained by Abraham according to the flesh; therefore, t...
Romans 4:11-12
Exegetical Idea : John calls those born of God to aspire to LOVE -- something motivated and defined ...
1 John 4:7-12
Central Idea Those united to Christ by faith need no longer fear condemnation, because their sin has...
Romans 8:1-8
Central Idea Because of Messiah's shocking love, work-out your salvation in joyful awe.
Philippians 2:12-13
Jesus doesn't "believe in you," but this is good news! Central Idea We do not need Jesus to "believe...
John 2:23-25
Why does the snake receive a specific curse being this book is not for him?! The reason, I think, is...
Genesis 3:14-19
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2 Peter 1:5-11
Vs 17 is the main point.
John 5:1-18
God is righteous!! And his heart and plan overflow to be a righteous, righteous-maker of sinners.
Romans 3:21-26
“Either this book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.” (John Bunyan)
Psalms 1
For the main points of the narrative, relating them in a Progression seemed to be most helpful.
Luke 2:8-20
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Your Faith Has Healed You
Mark 10:46-52
What does Jesus mean when he says, "your faith has made you well?"
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Published April 12th, 2016; Updated April 13th, 2016
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What does Jesus mean when he says, "your faith has made you well?" Let's examine the possibilities. He does not mean There was healing power in your faith. Such a notion would defy the definition of faith—that being belief in a person or object . If healing power was in fact in Bartimaeus' faith (the blind beggar from Mark 10:46-52), then he could just as easily been healed by placing his strong faith in the road he was sitting next to and skipped the whole crying out to Jesus for mercy part. Such an idea is beyond absurd. Bartimaeus was not healed by faith in his faith; he was healed by faith in "Jesus, the Son of David" to whom he cried out. Nor does Jesus mean If you have faith in me, you will never get/stay sick. Here is the faulty logic that is often employed: "Jesus never changes. So if faith in him can make one well, then this must always be the case." True, Jesus' character never changes, but that does not mean he always does the same thing. No two circumstances are the same, and Jesus' wisdom is not flat. For example, Jesus immediately went to heal Jairus' daughter, but lingered to let Lazarus die. Jesus' character did not change between these two incidents, but his actions did. We know that Jesus will always be good, but most often we do not know what he is going to do. In fact, the only things we know Jesus will do are those which he has specifically promised. So what does Jesus mean by, "your faith has made you well?" Jesus means Your faith was a critical component, without which you would not have been healed. God chooses to work with and without conditions in different situations and at different times. Physical healing while Jesus is physically present (i.e. both first and second comings) is freely given on the condition that a person come to him in faith. Spiritual healing, that is salvation, is freely given at any time on the same condition. In Israel, where I live, we have unfriendly neighbors who fling missiles at us on occasion. When they do, a siren goes off and we have 30 seconds to get to the bomb shelter. Should a missile ever hit my building while we are safe in the bomb shelter, someone might later say to me, "your diligence has saved both you and your family." Now, let's be honest. It was the well-designed siren system and strong bomb shelter that really did the saving, but this person's words would still hold true. For indeed, without the critical component of diligently going to the shelter, we would not have survived. So too with Bartimaeus. Jesus is the one who did the healing and the saving, but neither would have happened without Bartimaeus' faith. Indeed, his faith made him well.
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As Jesus continues on toward Jerusalem, a blind beggar comes to Jesus, is healed and follows him.
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Mark 10:46-52
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הֵם בָּאוּ לִירִיחוֹ.
x And they came to Jericho.
כַּאֲשֶׁר יָצָא מִירִיחוֹ הוּא וְתַלְמִידָיו וַהֲמוֹן עַם רַב,
And y as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd,
יָשַׁב עַל־יַד הַדֶּרֶךְ עִוֵּר קַבְּצָן, בַּרְטִימַי בְּנוֹ שֶׁל טִימַי.
Bartimaeus, z a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.
temporal
שָׁמַע בַּרְטִימַי כִּי יֵשׁוּעַ מִנַּצְּרַת הוּא
And when he heard that it was a Jesus of Nazareth,
וְהֵחֵל לִצְעֺק:
he began to cry out and say,
"בֶּן־דָּוִד, יֵשׁוּעַ, רַחֵם עָלַי!"
“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
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inference
אָז גָּעֲרוּ בּוֹ רַבִּים
And many b rebuked him,
לְהַשְׁתִּיקוֹ,
telling him to be silent.
actionpurpose
אַךְ הוּא הִרְבָּה עוֹד יוֹתֵר לִצְעֺק:
But he cried out all the more,
"בֶּן־דָּוִד, רַחֵם עָלַי!"
“Son of David, have mercy on me!”
situationresponse
progression
נֶעֱצַר יֵשׁוּעַ וְאָמַר:
And Jesus stopped and said,
"קִרְאוּ לוֹ."
“Call him.”
קָרְאוּ לָעִוֵּר וְאָמְרוּ לוֹ:
And they called the blind man, saying to him,
"הִתְעוֹדֵד,
c “Take heart.
קוּם.
Get up;
series
הוּא קוֹרֵא לְךָ."
he is calling you.”
ground
הִשְׁלִיךְ מֵעָלָיו אֶת מְעִילוֹ,
And throwing off his d cloak,
קָם מִיָּד
he sprang up
וּבָא אֶל יֵשׁוּעַ.
and came to Jesus.
actionmanner
הֵשִׁיב לוֹ יֵשׁוּעַ וְאָמַר:
And Jesus said to him,
"מָה אַתָּה רוֹצֶה שֶׁאֶעֱשֶׂה לְךָ?"
e “What do you want me to do for you?”
אָמַר לוֹ הָעִוֵּר:
And the blind man said to him,
"רַבִִּי, שֶׁאֶרְאֶה!"
f “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.”
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אָמַר לוֹ יֵשׁוּעַ:
And Jesus said to him,
"לֵךְ,
“Go your way;
אֱמוּנָתְךָ הוֹשִׁיעָה אוֹתְךָ."
g your faith has h made you well.”
בּוֹ בָּרֶגַע רָאָה
And immediately he recovered his sight
actionresult
וְהָלַךְ אַחֲרָיו בַּדֶּרֶךְ.
and followed him on the way.
He persisted in faith, despite the opposition.
They were not staying long in Jericho. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem.
The man actually disobeys this it seems. But was he wrong to follow Jesus??
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Comments
Isaias Vinales
I love that you made the observation in 52b and asked the question that you did. Your question being "was he wrong to follow Jesus?". I think that it's remarkable that our Lord tell's this man "go [your] way" and what [he] does is follow Christ. This is the only appropriate response for those of us who have been spiritually healed by Jesus, follow! Thanks for posting.
Adnan
Thank your for the clear thoughts in the meditation section.  That really helped me.  I have a question re. the arc.  Why did you arc verses 4bc and 48d as Q and A?

Blessings,
Adnan
Andy Hubert
Looks like it was a mis-click, as this is a clear Id/Exp. I will update the arc.
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