10 to 1

Ten men with leprosy came to Jesus, but only one was thoroughly cleansed.  Of course, physical illness and disease is real, but when the soul also is healed a complete healing takes place.  All the Samaritan lepers had faith in Jesus, but one had an exceptional faith.  The response to Jesus working in our lives completely should be a life of thanksgiving.  When we truly see what God has done for each of us it has to have an affect.

Luke 17:11-19

11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[b] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

 17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Questions

  1. What did lepers call out to Jesus?
  2. How did one of the lepers stand out?
  3. How does the leper show extreme gratitude?
  4. What would be appropriate expression of your gratitude to God?
  5. How would you show your gratitude to God in a normal worship service?

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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