by P. David Baik
Mark Lesson 36 (2023)
“SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME!”
When has persistence paid off for you? In what circumstances might it be good to be persistent?
Read verses 46-47. Where did the events of this story take place? Where was the blind man sitting when Jesus passed by? What was significant about the way the blind man addressed Jesus? What do you think motivated the blind man to call out for Jesus?
Read verse 48. Why did the people rebuke the blind? How did the blind man respond to the criticism from the crowd? What do the blind man’s actions tell you about his character and attitude toward Jesus? What does it mean to be persistent in prayer?
Read verse 49. How did Jesus respond to the blind man? Why do you think Jesus singled out Bartimaeus for healing among the many in need? How did the crowds of people treat Bartimaeus after they found out Jesus had called for him?
Read verses 50-52. How did Bartimaeus react when Jesus called him? How did Jesus help Bartimaeus? How did the blind man’s actions reveal to Jesus that he had faith? What can you learn from Bartimaeus’ example?
What is one request you will commit yourself to praying for the rest of your life?