Monday, May 5, 2008

Jesus and the Ten Lepers - Bible Sudy

The Great Commission

Part 17 – Ten Lepers – Bible Study

Pastor Bruce A. Shields

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INTRODUCTION

Today we are looking at the Gospel account of ten lepers being healed.

Leprosy was a disease the Jews supposed was a punishment for a particular sin, and to mean more than other diseases, a mark of God’s displeasure.

So quick are we to judge another’s afflictions.

Sometimes we follow closer in the footsteps of Job’s three friends than we do to the compassionate footsteps of our Lord.

This is Christ’s last trip to Jerusalem, but He wastes no effort for the kingdom.

In reading the account, we see that the Lord took route through Samaria and Galilee, which was the long road.

The Lord shows us, to always get the most out of each day, to reach the most people you can for the Lord.

Today we will see how we need only trust in the name of Jesus, and how sometimes those we think least of, will be the very ones who praise God the most.

SCRIPTURE READING

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 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 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" 19 Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."

What are some verses I can use in giving thanks to God?
The Old Testament and the New Testament provide many Scriptures for giving thanks to God. One primary factor is that God is given thanks just for who He is, not just for what He does. Throughout the context of many of these verses, you will see God’s character or one of His many attributes described.

Give thanks for who God is:
Psalm 136:2-3 - Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:8-9 - Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his miracles.

Give thanks to God and what He has done:
Psalm 136:4-9 - Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who placed the earth on the water. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights -- His faithful love endures forever. The sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever and the moon and stars to rule the night. His faithful love endures forever.

Give Thanks to God regarding His love, goodness and faithfulness:
Psalm 118:1 - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

Psalm 138:2 - I bow before your holy
Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness, because your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.

Jeremiah 33:11 - The sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the LORD. They will sing, `Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good. His faithful love endures forever!' For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says the LORD.

Give thanks to God for our daily provision, answer to prayer, and for others:
Romans 14:6 - Those who have a special day for worshiping the Lord are trying to honor him. Those who eat all kinds of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who won't eat everything also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God.

2 Corinthians 1:11 - He will rescue us because you are helping by praying for us. As a result, many will give thanks to God because so many people's prayers for our safety have been answered.

Philippians 1:3 - Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.

Colossians 1:3 - We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Give thanks to God for everything, who God is, and for God being near:
Ephesians 5:20 - And you will always give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 4:9 - Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever.

Revelation 11:17 - And they said, "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the one who is and who always was, for now you have assumed your great power and have begun to reign.

Psalm 75:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of Asaph, to be sung to the tune Do Not Destroy! A song. We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your mighty miracles.

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