“Seeing The Giver In The Gift”

Luke 17:11-19

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

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

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

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

Sermon Notes

 If I were rich – If I were rich I would…

“We are rich in the things that matter.”

The story of the thankful leper is really two stories.

What God wants for you is the very best.

God heals us on our way (on our life journey).

Now here is the coolest part:  Jesus responds with the best blessing.

He enables our faith in Him to make us well.

There is a wholeness to life, a richness to life that only comes

when you are grateful and you recognize the gift in the Giver.

God wants you to experience the blessing of the one

who returned to thank Jesus.

Additional Scripture

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

                                                – Psalm 100:4





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