Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Help for Today: Actions Do Speak Louder than Words
Text: Mark 10

It is pretty common for preachers to make reference to the statement of Jesus in Mark 10. The Son of Man has not come to be served but to serve. You understand He was showing the disciples what true greatness really was. He was calling His disciples, including us, to service. But, then the gathering ended. Jesus and His disciples were back on the road. As they moved forward, they encountered a blind man named Bartimaeus, who was crying out to Jesus. Some tried to “hush him up.” Just know this. While Bartimaeus cried out, Jesus faced a great test. Would His life actions match His words? As you know, He passed the test with flying colors. The heart of Jesus is revealed in the fact He “stood still.” The man in need received His full attention. While we observe the wonder of a blind man being given his sight, perhaps the great lesson from this story for us is the value of our actions matching our words. He absolutely meant what He said. The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. His purpose is my purpose. Today…

All the best and I hope this gives you “Help for Today”

Clark Sims

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