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Chasing Peace – Part 2

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Series: Chasing Peace – Part 2
Speaker: Scotty Priest
Date: March 3, 2024

John 19:28-29

28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.

Luke 18:35-43

35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. 42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

1. In John 19:28, while on the cross, Jesus said, “I am thirsty”. The next passage in Luke the blind man also stated a need he had, to be healed! What is the significance of both Jesus and the blind man speaking their needs out loud? How does this change your view in regards to your own needs?

2.After reading Luke 18, what are some actions and characteristics of the blind man, Bartimaeus, that inspire and encourage you?

3. In verse 39 there were bystanders who were rebuking Barimaeus. Why do you think they had that response?

4. What is a need that you have that you are ready to surrender to God? If you are not ready to let go ask yourself this question, ‘what is it going to cost me to hold onto this and what will it cost me to surrender this to God?’

**You may not want to share in your group, or what is on your mind may be better shared with a counselor or close friend. Use your discretion and wisdom. The most important step is to be vulnerable and honest with God.

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