Passage: Matthew 20:29-34
Community Group Questions
1. What from the text or sermon was new, helped or confused you?
2. In v/29-30 we see “two blind” men who cry out to Jesus – they were in need and desperate. The text invites us to “behold” or look to them to learn. In what area of life are you currently in need, crying out? (what “ails” you)?
3. We see the two blind me correctly identify Jesus as “LORD” (3x) and the “Son of David” (the Messiah). How can we apply who Jesus is and what Jesus accomplished to what “ails” us? (see Isaiah 42:1; 6-7).
4. Jesus touches and restores the sight of the blind men. Douglass O’Donnell said: “(This is) so very Jesus—he touches the untouchables. He has no problem curing with a word from a distance. But whenever “the disease is particularly loathsome, leprosy or blindness with its running sores, Jesus touches it. Jesus moves in where others usually move out or move away or move on. Look here at Jesus! What deep-hearted mercy from the merciful Lord! This Davidic king, greater than Solomon, “delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper” (Psalm 72:12)” – How does it bring comfort knowing not only what Jesus can do (heal), but how does it (with compassion; intimacy)?
5. 2 Corinthians 3:17 says “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” What are avenues/rhythms you have to continually “behold Jesus” in order that you may become like him?