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Luke 17 - NIV

Sin, Faith, Duty

1 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.

2 It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.

3 So watch yourselves.
“If your brother or sister[a] sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.

4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

6 He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

7 “Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’?

8 Won’t he rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’?

9 Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?

10 So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’”

Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy

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.”

The Coming of the Kingdom of God

20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed,

21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”[c]

22 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.

23 People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them.

24 For the Son of Man in his day[d] will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.

25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.

27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.

29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.

31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.

32 Remember Lot’s wife!

33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.

34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.

35 -36 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.[e]

37 “Where, Lord?” they asked.
He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”


a. Luke 17:3 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman.
b. Luke 17:12 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
c. Luke 17:21 Or is within you
d. Luke 17:24 Some manuscripts do not have in his day.
e. Luke 17:35 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 24:40.

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Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2016
Summary: I wish that once I became a Christian my struggle with sin, depression, discouragement, bad habits would be overcome with just a prayer. If we want freedom/victory it means we have to square off with our devils . . . just like Jesus did in the wilderness.
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13 Luke 17:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Unprofitable Servant
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Dec, 2016
Summary: Are you Mikey Mediocre or Marvin Marvelous? Both are needed in the Kingdom, but both are unprofitable servants.
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The Art of Thank You: Lepers
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Nov, 2016
Summary: We must cultivate a grateful heart with the Lord and learn the art of “Thank You” to the Lord and to others. Thank You has the power to change our heart and others hearts! It can even transform our daily life and environment.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Now Thank We All Our God
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Nov, 2016
Summary: Politics will not save us. Only the God whom we thank today can do that.
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 40
Michael Deutsch avatar
Becoming a Thanksgiver!
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Nov, 2016
Summary: Looking at how we can more from grateful to thankful
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 206
brian young avatar
Jesus Made Me Whole
Shared by: brian young on Nov, 2016
Summary: Jesus makes us whole by forgiving us our sins.
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
Views: 100
Larry Turner avatar
Confession of Gratitude
Shared by: Larry Turner on Nov, 2016
Summary: In Hebrew the word for gratitude and confession is the same. We are to confess our dependence on God by showing him gratitude.
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Faith to Move Mountains
Shared by: Fr. Frank Gough on Oct, 2016
Summary: Growing your faith in action
Scripture: Luke 17:5-10
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 103
Clair Sauer avatar
A Simple "Thank You"
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Oct, 2016
Summary: Part of our life of discipleship is expressing gratitude to God in every occasion, even (and especially) when gratitude feels difficult and God seems distant.
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,660
Kerry Haynes avatar
Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Oct, 2016
Summary: Only one of the ten lepers in today's story thought to thank the giver for his miraculous gift of healing. God calls us to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, as we thank him for every good gift from heaven above.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 437
William Baeta avatar
Have faith in the Lord
Shared by: William Baeta on Oct, 2016
Summary: “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you” Luke 17:6.
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Big Things Come in Small Packages
Shared by: Craig Condon on Oct, 2016
Summary: Faith is like a seed. It starts as something small and over time grows into something larger that allows us to do great things in Christ’s name.
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Faith Like a Mustard Seed
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Oct, 2016
Summary: How much faith does it take to do great things for God?
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Borderland ministries
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jesus calls us to the border lands of our society 1. We are to reach out to the broken hearted, the disenfranchised and the marginalized 2. We are to bring them deliverance and freedom in the name of Jesus We are to be Christ to our world!
Ernie Arnold avatar
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jesus teaches us all that through mustard seed faith we are able to do the impossible - we are able to uproot and get rid of the sycamine trees of bitterness and forgiveness that seek to grow in our lives causing disharmony and chaos.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 17:1-10
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,330
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Samaritan Saved
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jul, 2016
Summary: All ten of these patients were healed of their leprosy, but only one was “made whole” - and he was the one who returned to give thanks.
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Mustard Seed Faith
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jun, 2016
Summary: Faith is a great force, a power to be reckoned with.
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Shared by: Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide on Jun, 2016
Summary: Psalm 18:17 "He delivered me from my strong enemy and from those who hate me and abhorred me for they were too strong for me" and because he came to himself he wanted restoration. There were forces he knew he had to be delivered from.
Series: Deliverance
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2016
Summary: We must grow in faith for our Lord.
Archie Norman avatar
Volunteer or Servant?
Shared by: Archie Norman on May, 2016
Summary: are you a volunteer or a servant
Scripture: Luke 17:3-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 332
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on May, 2016
Summary: Many people are suffering because they did not give ALL the glory to God or they did not lay it to heart to give God thanks for whatever blessing that came their way.
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,081
Neal Gracey avatar
Increase Our Faith ?
Shared by: Neal Gracey on May, 2016
Summary: “It is impossible to live life having not been offended, but woe to the person through whom they do come! It would be better for him that a millstone be tied around his neck and to be thrown into the sea, than to cause one of these ‘little ones’ to stumble.”
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 17:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 380
Mike Evans avatar
God's Great Wake Up Call, Part1
Shared by: Mike Evans on May, 2016
Summary: This two-Part Sermon Series addresses the very real threat of Radical Islam upon Christianity and the threats against the United States and Israel. These sermons are a wake-up call to all Christians - uniting in Prayer for America and Israel.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Luke 17:26-28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 4,248
Mike Fogerson avatar
As it was... so shall it be
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Apr, 2016
Summary: We are in a period where many are wondering if God is about do something in terms of His Coming, judgement, rapture, or revival.
Scripture: Luke 17:26-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,446
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar, 2016
Summary: Spiritual Amnesia (Alzheimer, dementia) is a sickness that makes us forget to say “thanks” to God: We Forget God’s Past Mercies; We Allow Present Troubles To Block Out God’s Love; We Forget The Promises Made; Forget Our Calling As Ambassadors, etc.
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Consider The Stranger
Shared by: Darren Felarise on Mar, 2016
Summary: Rather than focusing on the 9 that didn't return, this sermon focuses on the one that did. A "stranger."
Scripture: Luke 17:12-18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 315
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2016
Summary: The dramatic story of 66730 and how she forgave her tormentors. The 3 top arguments of those who say they can't forgive and the rationales to disarm those arguments.
Scripture: Luke 17:3-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 559
Felicia  Rosser-High avatar
Are You The One
Shared by: Felicia Rosser-High on Jan, 2016
Summary: Jesus heals the 10 men with leprosy
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,599
Robert Leroe avatar
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Dec, 2015
Summary: In this overlooked parable Jesus describes the life of discipleship in terms of service. Rather than focusing on our rights and needs, and deciding what we'd like to do, we need to focus on how we can serve our Master.
Series: Parables
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“Displaying Kingdom Power”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Nov, 2015
Summary: How is the power of the kingdom displayed?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 17:11-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 489