2(iii) One man in particular – Bartimaeus –(a) Bartimaeus was sitting by the road,(b) He heard the crowd(c) And knew it was because of Jesus.(iv) He knew enough about Him to know who He was:(a) The Son of David.(b) The Messiah.(c) The Savior.(v) He knew what He could do for him: He was able to heal him.(vi) He knew of His willingness – that He was full of mercy.(vii) And so he cried out: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”(viii) He did so even though those around him tried to stop him.(a) The more they tried,(b) The more he cried out.c. And his efforts paid off: Jesus heard him;(i) He stopped and called for him.(ii) When He did, Bartimaeus threw his cloak aside,(iii) And immediately jumped up and came to Him.d. Jesus asked what he wanted:(i) He said he wanted to see again.(ii) And so Jesus opened his eyes.(a) When He said, “Go; your faith has made you well,”(b) His sight returned to him,(c) And he followed Jesus.3. Now this was onea. Of the many miracles Jesus didb. To prove He was the Messiah.c. But it was more than that:(i) Bartimaeus came to Jesus physically and spiritually blind(ii) But he left seeing in both realms.(iii) He had sought the Lord for a blessing,(iv) But it was because the Lord(v) Had already sought to give it to him.4. This morning, let’s consider two things:a. First, if you would be saved, the Lord must call you inwardly.b. And second, If you would be saved, He must also call you outwardly throughthe Gospel, and you must respond by trusting Jesus.II. Sermon.A. If you would be saved, the Lord must first call you inwardly.