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The One Who Said, “Thank You” (Luke 17:11-19)

The One Who Said Thank You Healing Ten Lepers Luke 17:11-19

Luke 17:11-19

I. The lepers’ request

    A. They “stood afar off” (Luke 17:11-12; Leviticus 13:45-46; Numbers 5:2-3)
    B. “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Luke 17:13; 5:12-15)

II. The Lord’s response

    A. His instruction (Luke 17:14a)
    B. Their obedience (Luke 17:14b; cf. Mark 16:15; Luke 6:27-28; 12:22)

III. The lone returner

    A. Thanksgiving (Luke 17:15-16; Philippians 4:6-7)
    B. Spiritual healing (Luke 17:19; Matthew 1:21; Luke 7:50; 19:10)
    C. What about the others? (Luke 17:17-18; Romans 1:20-21)

Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 17/260: Read Luke 17

The apostles said to Jesus, “Increase our faith.” What a noble and honorable request! In humility, they admitted their need for a stronger faith.

Where does faith come from? Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Elsewhere, we are told that faith is needed to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Thus, if we neglect His Word, in effect abandoning our faith, we cannot please Him.

We are so blessed in this day and age to have immediate access to the Bible. I have several different translations on my bookshelf, but I can also access it digitally with a cell phone app.

Take advantage of this freedom! Just as we increase our physical exercise to grow a stronger body, we should increase our spiritual exercise in our study to grow a stronger faith.

In addition to the ability to freely read the Word, we also have the blessing of sound materials and lessons—again, both in book form and online! With a few clicks of a mouse or taps on my cell phone screen, I can access a large number of sermons to listen to while I drive in the car or take a walk.

Never before have we had such a grand opportunity to “increase our faith” as we do in the twenty-first century. Don’t squander these great blessings!

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Pray

Pray for God to increase your faith as you study His inspired Word.