This is the fifth teaching in the series titled, “Knowing Jesus”. This teaching is titled, “Compassion’s Enemy”, and looks at how Jesus and the disciples relate to a man born blind. In this interaction between Jesus and His disciples about the blind man, we see the enemy to compassion is judging which blinded the disciples from seeing the blind man from the Father’s perspective and from seeing what God was doing.
In this message “The Way Of the Cross The Way Of the Heart Part 6” Pastor Kenny called us to be like Bartimaeus and throw aside the things that have blinded us from seeing Jesus for who He really is and that have also sidelined us from joining Him on the road He is on.
In this message “Way Of The Cross The Way Of The Heart Part 3” Pastor Kenny reminds of of the dangers of having a hardened heart. It corrupts and distorts our perception of things, it leads to self deception where we justify and do things we should not do, it blinds us to the people God loves and cares about, and blinds us to who we really are as God’s image bearers who are supposed to be bringing the blessing and hope of the Kingdom to the world we live in.
In this message “The Way Of the Cross The Way Of the Heart Part 2” Pastor Kenny challenges us to be authentic with Jesus when He points out something in our hearts that hinders us from seeing Him clearly and then acknowledge our desperate need for Him to heal us so that we may gain clarity to see Him for all He is.