StoneBridge Community Church
Truly Natural: Mark 10:46-52: "He Began To Shout"
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

Online Connection Card

Thanks for joining us today! Follow this link to our online Connection Card where you can let us know you were here and share any prayer concerns.

Worship With Generosity

Thanks for partnering with us in our mission to share the hope of Jesus, to make disciples, and to send them out. Secure online giving via PayPal.
"Truly Natural"

The title for this sermon series comes from a quote by theologian Jurgen Moltmann:

"Jesus’ healings are not supernatural miracles in a natural world. They are the only truly ‘natural’ thing in a world that is unnatural, demonized and wounded.”

We often think of Jesus' healings as "defying nature," but the truth is that they show us how the world was intended to be. God created the world to be free of illness, disease and injury. In the fall, humans made creation unnatural, corrupting it with sin. In his healings, Jesus gives a glimpse of what the natural order, as God intended it, was made to look like.

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is presented primarily as a healer. In this sermon series, we will be looking at Jesus' healings in Mark, seeing how these healings show us what God intends for creation and for our lives.

I. "Blind Bartimaeus"

II. "He began to shout"

III. "He cried out even more loudly"

IV. "Your faith has made you well"

V. Prayer

1) Reflect on all the names you've lifted up to God for healing during this time of Lent.

2) Figure out ways to continue praying for them regularly as Lent concludes.

1) Why do you think Mark tells us of Blind Bartimaeus right before Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem, instead of what the other Gospels tell us at this point of the story?

2) What do you notice most about Blind Bartimaeus? What stands out to you about him?

3) How do you normally pray to God? Is there a certain time, place, or practice that guides your prayer?

4) In what ways might Blind Bartimaeus be a model for how we pray to God?

5) Why is prayer important?

6) Of the healings we have looked at it in this sermon series, which stands out to you the most and why?

Join us for tons of fun as we kick off Holy Week with our annual Easter Egg Hunt! There will be a (free) family bbq, lawn games, a bounce house, and of course a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt! Please register your family below so we can plan accordingly. We are also looking for volunteers to help out during the event.

We encourage you to use Facebook, Instagram, and other social media to share images, quotes, links, or what you've learned from this week's message and YouVersion message notes. Social media can also be a great way of inviting your friends to worship and special events.

Like our Facebook page!

Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information and inspirational messages.

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram for up-to-date information and inspirational messages.

Watch us on YouTube or listen to our Podcast!

While there is no substitute for worshipping God with others, if you happen to miss a message you can always catch us on YouTube or listen to our Podcast on your favorite podcast app!