Isaiah 35: 5-6 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. We are blind and deaf; our powers of perception are destroyed by sin. What a picture! All the great … More God Opens Eyes and Ears
J.C. Ryle comments on the blind beggar in Luke 18:35-43 The miracle described in these verses is rich in instruction. It was one of the great works which witnessed that Christ was sent of the Father. (John 5:36.) But this is not all. It contains also some lively patterns of spiritual things which deserve attentive … More Are you sitting “by the wayside?”
Bob Deffinbaugh comments, There are numerous lessons to be learned from our text. I will underscore just a few. First, our text serves to contrast the faith of the stretcher-carriers with the unbelief of the Pharisees and teachers of the law. The stretcher-carriers believed in Jesus, the Pharisees and teachers were skeptical. The stretcher-carriers were … More Are you a stretcher-carrier or a sermon critic?
And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43 but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I … More The Mission of the King
J. C. Ryle on Mark 8: We do not know the reason of the peculiar means employed by our Lord Jesus Christ, in working the miracle recorded in these verses. We see a blind man miraculously healed. We know that a word from our Lord’s mouth, or a touch of His hand would have … More Seeing Men as Trees Walking
Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them. Mark 1:30-31 Peter’s mother in law has a divine encounter with Jesus. She is cured from … More Miracle for a Mom
In a message, “Jesus Declares His Kingship,” John Piper says Jesus declares himself King of the Jews and King of the nations in four ways: Jesus Declares His Kingship by Riding on a Donkey (Zech. 9:9) Jesus Declares His Kingship by Cleansing the Temple (Isa. 56:7) Jesus Declares His Kingship by Healing (Isa. 35:4-6) Jesus Declares … More The King Has Come and Is Coming