Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: Forgiveness of our sin is the greatest healing we can receive.
In our bible story we learned:
1. Ten lepers cried out for mercy.
2. Ten lepers were healed.
3. One leper returned to give thanks.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Though many Jews believed, the Jewish nation as a whole would reject Jesus as the Messiah. Many Gentiles, however, would gladly receive the gospel. Here we see a Samaritan throwing himself at the feet of Jesus. Clearly this man had been healed not only physically but also spiritually. The other lepers found healing; this man found Jesus. By healing the man’s illness, Jesus saved his earthly life. But Jesus pointed to a greater healing when he told the man that his faith had made him well. That commendation indicated that God recognized his trust in Jesus and he would be saved. We are also sick with sin and condemned to death. By dying on the cross, Jesus saved us and gave us a greater healing, the forgiveness of our sins.
Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home
Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 25 which starts on page 176 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Praise Jesus for his glorious power and thank him for giving up his glory to suffer and die in our place.