Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper – January 20, 2022

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 20

 

“…tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” So the man started off to visit the Ten Towns of that region and began to proclaim the great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed at what he told them.

Mark 5:19-20  (NLT)

 


 

LIVE SENT: WE ALL HAVE A STORY WORTH TELLING

 

Some years ago an ophthalmologist, just fresh from college, opened his own business. Without friends, without money, and without patrons, he became discouraged, until one day he encountered a blind man. Looking into his eyes, he said, “Why don’t you have your eyesight restored? Come to my office in the morning.” The blind man went. When an operation was performed and proved successful, the patient said, “I haven’t got a penny in the world. I can’t pay you.” “Oh, yes,” said the doctor, “you can pay me, and I expect you to do so! There is just one thing I want you to do, and it is very easy. Tell everybody you see that you were blind, and tell them who it was that healed you.” That is what the ex-demoniac did. He heralded the news in Decapolis (The Ten Cities)” (Kent Hughes)

 

Jesus doesn’t expect us to pay Him back for what He has done for us. However, He does expect us to tell others what He has done for us. Jesus refused the man’s request to go with Him. Instead, Jesus sent him back to his home to tell others what the Lord had done for him. And, that is precisely what he did. He went into “Decapolis”, which means “the ten cities” and he preached the Gospel of grace to all who would listen!

 

Reflection

In the sermon Mike challenged us to share our story and let Jesus be the hero of the story. Emphasize what He has done for them and not what they have to do.

 

Praise

Praise God for your conversion story. Ask God for an opportunity to share it with others.

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