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The Travel Narrative: Humanity's Blindness
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the travel narrative
opens the                        error of Peter in Mark, chapter 8
closes with James and         
the three most                    disciples
Jesus takes these three up the                  where he is dramatically transfigured
his clothes become so dazzlingly            that he could hardly be beheld
if these three most important disciples misunderstood Jesus, we can safely            that the others did as well
last episode of the travel narrative
the second act of healing of a            man
humanity as a whole is blind as to the identity of Jesus
just as it took a                          act of grace to restore sight to the physically blind
so a similar act of            will be required to inform the disciples of who Jesus is, and who they are in light of their decision to follow in his path
different than the first
Mark 10:46-52
And they came to               . And as He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the wayside begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." So they called to the blind man, "Cheer up! On your feet! He's calling you." Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked him. The blind man said, "Rabbi, I want to see." "Go," said Jesus, "your            has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. And many charged him that he should hold his peace; but he cried out all the more, "Thou Son of David, have mercy on me!"
analysis
in the first story,              was named
in the second story,          are identified
Bartimaeus, the son of               
Jesus is named, including his title, Thou Son of           
the major theme is the question Jesus put to Peter: who do you say I am?
response
blind man jumps to his feet, and followed Jesus
Jesus is now on his             , from Jericho, one of the lowest places on earth, to the city of Jerusalem, several thousands meters up
by embarking on the road with Jesus, Bartimaeus shows himself ready to be                as to the deeper meaning of what it means to be a follower of Jesus
it's not just about one grace one receives, e.g.                  sight
but embarking on the service of             
none of these details would have been appropriate in the first healing story
at that point, everyone is ignorant as to who Jesus is and he hasn't begun to instruct the audience about               
even in the first healing story, the way he heals has an                dimension to it
takes place in two stages
as if it required more              on the part of Jesus
travel narrative and              story
chosenness means to be a service to others
the goal is suffering for the          of others
only over the course of the 14 chapters of Genesis does Joseph realize that his chosenness is for the purpose of serving his family, and the world around him
who is Jesus and who is the church
the concern wasn't to correct the disciplines to reveal his identity, but to teach them about their identity
the disciples had the same purpose
to act not for their own           , but to serve out of love for others
paints a                  picture of the disciples
conveys a theme that will taught clearly in Paul's letters
we are saved by grace not by works
the notion of what it is to be served by        is counter-intuitive
one can never understand it
only in the wake of the                          and the Pentecost
Eponymous Ancestors in the Bible
The Story of Jacob and his Sons
The Biblical Motif of First Born Son
The Shepherd Motif
Joseph's Dreams
The Problematic of Chosenness: Samuel and Joseph
Joseph in the Pit: Descent and Ascent
The Three Descents and Ascents of Joseph
Change in the Non-Elect
Joseph's Prison Dreams
The Symbolic of Joseph's Dreams as Service Not Power
Judah Pleads to Joseph for Benjamin
Judah as Most Important Son of Jacob
The Concept of Salvator Mundi
Transition from Israel to Jesus
Elijah and the Restoration of Israel
Preparing for the Restoration
Historical Jesus and the Importance of Criteria
The Historical Jesus and the Criteria of Coherence
Jesus: Who Do You Say I Am?
Chosenness and Responsibility to Love and Service
Discipleship as Service to Others
The Travel Narrative: Humanity's Blindness
Who was Responsible for the Death of Jesus
Rembrandt's Depictions of the Trial of Jesus