Following Thanksgiving to Its End

Art Matheny offers this teaching based on the following passage:

Luke 17:11-19 (ESV)

On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

S.O.A.P. Treatment…

Scripture. What part of this passage jumps out at you? Why?

Observation. What noteworthy things do you see in this account?

Application. What do you think your take-home lesson is, here?

Prayer. How do you want to pray in response to all of the above?