“It’s All About Struggling People” (The New You S2E72)

 


Season 2, Episode 72
For Tuesday, November 10, 2015
“It’s All About Struggling People”

 

 

 

 

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Episode Notes:

We would do well to follow Jesus’ example and be about those who are struggling. Here are four applications that we can glean from Jesus’ encounter with the two blind men.

  1. Many people search when they struggle.
    • Physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually
    • There are struggling people in our communities and church buildings.
      • For example, there are people who struggle because of a lack of food.
      • Over 814,000 people do not have access to food to live a healthy lifestyle.
      • In the area of Charleston, SC (where I live), 120,040 people are “food insecure” in the tri-county area of Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkley counties.
  2. Struggling people need mercy.
    • Jesus illustrated his compassion for struggling people on many occasions:
      • Luke 18:18-30 (see v. 22) – Rich Young Ruler
      • Luke 10:25-37 – The Good Samaritan
      • cf. Acts 20:35 – “I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
  3. We are spiritually obligated to help those who struggle.
    • The Bible discusses those of our spiritual family (cf. Mat. 25), our physical family (1 Tim. 5 [widows]), and even total strangers.
    • Gal. 6:10 – “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
    • 1 Tim. 6:17-19 – “ready to distribute”
  4. Struggling people need what only Christ can give.
    • cf. John 4:14; 6:35
    • It’s our job to show that to them!
      • James 1:27; cf. Mat. 20:28; Mark 2:17

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