The Eyes of Faith | Week 5

Isaiah 32:1-5, 8; Mark 8:22-26

The prophet Isaiah promised a day when “the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed… when the fool will no longer be called noble, nor the scoundrel highly respected,” (32:3, 5). This revolution has come in Jesus Christ but everyone looking can see it. Jesus invites us into this revolution, this reversal of things, and as we practice these new things our eyes are slowly opened to the new world order. But like the blind man in Bethsaida, this does not happen for us all at once (Mark 8:24-25). We must challenge old assumptions by experimenting with new ones. We must slowly learn to trust the Bible we were only familiar with up to now. Our trust is an experiment in faith. It is like seeing with the eyes of our heart enlightened.

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Farsighted | Week 6

In the center of all things unseen is One who holds all things together, Jesus Christ. Thus, to see clearly is to see Him as he is, and not as we imagine him to be. It is to see the end of all things before they are upon us and to fall on our faces in worship of him whose face has changed (Luke 9:29), the First, the Last and the Living One (Rev. 1:17-18).

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In Plain Sight | Week 4

There is nothing in this world that bears witness to things unseen like the Word of God. Yet many who are familiar with their Bible are blind to things unseen. The trouble is not in what is written, but in how we read it. Those who see clearly read it differently and they consistently obey what they read.

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How the Blind Lead the Blind | Week 3

To know that we are blind is our real problem, and to put ourselves in position, then to cry out, “Lord, I want to see!” is the first and last habit of those who continually see the unseen. But how do we posture ourselves for this miracle? Who are the people that can bring us to Jesus? What does it really mean to cry out?

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