Scripture Reference: Luke 7:36-50
Blind Man's BluffDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | August 24, 1975
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The greatest miracle Jesus performs is the miracle of salvation. Salvation meets the greatest need, costs the greatest price, and accomplishes the greatest result—forgiveness, a relationship with Him, and eternal life.
In Luke 7:36–50 Simon the Pharisee was spiritually blind, and this blindness kept him from experiencing salvation in Jesus. Pastor Wiersbe shows us Simon’s blind spots and challenges us to open our eyes to the Lord and the miracle that He offers.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
The greatest miracle Jesus performs is the miracle of salvation.
What makes salvation the greatest miracle:
- Meets the greatest need
- Salvation meets the need of forgiveness.
- Costs the greatest price
- Salvation cost Jesus His life on the cross.
- Accomplishes the greatest results
Simon the Pharisee was spiritually blind.
There were three areas of blindness in Simon’s life that kept him from experiencing God’s miracle.
- Simon did not really see himself.
- We are miserable and wretched in the eyes of God.
- We don’t see ourselves as God sees us because we don’t really want to.
- Our hearts deceive us into thinking we’re better than we are.
- God gets us to know ourselves through His Word.
- God knows us far better than we know ourselves.
- Simon did not know the woman.
- Simon instantly condemned the woman because of her past.
- Simon could have learned a lot from the woman’s faith and repentance.
- Simon did not know the Lord.
- When we really know the Lord, we can know ourselves and other people.
- In worshipping the Lord, we are drawn closer to each other.
- Growth is a response to love and community.
The most important thing in life is being able to spiritually see.
God gives us peace when we open our hearts and our eyes to Him.