Anthony Gammage ~ Luke 17:11-19
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.”
Two Requests (11-14)
-Leviticus 13:45–46 “The leprous person who has the disease shall wear torn clothes and let the hair of his head hang loose, and he shall cover his upper lip and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean.’ He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp.
-Leviticus 13:19 and in the place of the boil there comes a white swelling or a reddish-white spot, then it shall be shown to the priest.
-Luke 17:5–6 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
An Alarming Return (15-18)
Wrong Way (15-16)
Wrong Person (17-18)
-Luke 5:31 And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
A Different Kind of Healing (19)
If you want to know God personally, you cannot just believe general truths about him or say your prayers to him. You must immerse yourself in the Gospel texts. Tim Keller
When you read the Gospels, you are seeing God in human form. We see God’s perfections in ways that we can relate to. Tim Keller
We see his love, his humility, his brilliance, his wisdom, and his compassion. But they are no longer abstractions. Tim Keller
We see them in all their breathtaking, real-life forms. You can know the glories of God from the Old Testament, so overwhelming and daunting, but in Jesus Christ they come near. Tim Keller
He becomes graspable, palpable. He becomes above all personal, someone with whom to have a relationship. Tim Keller