TITLE: Saying Thanks
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
I. THE STIGMA TO BE OVERCOME
The seed for what is happening can be seen in Matthew 4:23-24- “And he went throughout all Galilee…and healed them.”
The divine healings Jesus performed was never done for show or to get His name “out there.” They provided undeniable evidence of (His deity). They gave evidence of His supernatural power supporting His claim to be (God Himself).
The two main problems leprosy caused:
1. (Physical suffering)
2. (Social stigma)
II. THE STORY TO BE REVEALED
Take note of Leviticus 13:45-46
“Their disease was incurable; their situation hopeless; their lives miserable. Jesus offered their only chance for deliverance.” John MacArthur commentary
Several items stand out in this story:
1) Jesus’ approach is (different).
2) They asked for (mercy not healing).
3) Their obedience was (tested).
4) Only one returned to give thanks and he was a (foreigner).
5) Giving thanks in not always (convenient).
“It’s not so much great faith in God that is required but faith in a great God.”
NEXT WEEK: Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Don’t Miss It!
Title: Don’t Miss the Essential Truth- John 1:1-14