Summary: Are you thankful or thoughtless?
ARE YOU THANKFUL?
11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
I. HIS EXPERIENCE
A. HIS CONDITION
1. He had a disease.
A. That was considered infectious.
B. That was considered incurable.
2. He kept at a distance.
B. HIS CRY
1. It was earnest.
“He lifted up his voice.”
2. It was explicit.
A. He did not cry out for money.
B. He cried out for mercy.
C. HIS CURE
1. Note the Lord’s command.
“Go shew yourselves unto the priests.”
2. Note the Leper’s compliance.
“And it came to pass, that, as they went,”
3. Note the Leper’s consciousness.
“He saw that he was healed.”
II. HIS EXPRESSION OF THANKSGIVING
A. HE TURNED BACK.
1. At His feet.
2. On his face.
B. HE THANKED HIS BENEFACTOR.
1. Without Christ there would have been no
2. Without Christ there would have been no
Are you thankful or thoughtless?