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Mark 8.22-30

Jesus Heals the Blind Man

  • Why did it take two attempts?
    • Possibly the man didn't have enough faith
  • Mark uses the healing as a parable of the disciples' journey

Who Do You Say I Am?

  • The structure of this scene mirrors the previous one
  • Just as the blind man's eyes are opened,  so the disciples are beginning to see clearly who Jesus is

We Need a Revelation

  • In Matthew 16.13-22, Jesus says the Father gave Peter this revelation 
  • As Jesus opened the eyes of the blind man, we need him to open our eyes to see him
  • How can we position ourselves for this? We see the disciples' example in the gospels
    • Spend time with Jesus
    • Serve with Jesus
    • Be willing to be 'stretched' in our faith, our experience, our understanding
  • Like the blind man, we need to bring people to Jesus to have their eyes opened
    • Pray for them
    • Invite them to engage in Scripture, outreach events, etc.

Discussion Questions


  • Re-read the passage in a couple of different translations
  • Retell the passage in your own words 
  • Is there anything you don’t understand?


  • What do you see? 
  • What does this tell us about God?
  • What does this tell us about people?


  • What do you need to do to see Jesus more clearly?
  • What are you going to do as a result?
  • Who are you going to bring to Jesus in prayer or invitation?