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2 things Im thankful for
family and friends
caller id to avoid certain family and friends

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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.”

Intro

Talk about the hardships the last few years
In spite of it all, there is a lot to be thankful for
People who have a grateful heart are always praising God. You often hear them say, “God is good!” They know that God is the reason for every blessing they get.
People who have a grateful heart are always praising God. You often hear them say, “God is good!” They know that God is the reason for every blessing they get.
But there are those who look to God for blessings and when they get blessed, they just go on their merry way. Their hearts are captivated by the blessings instead of the One who has blessed them

Jesus Hears

Luke 17:13 ESV
and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
A journalist was assigned to the Jerusalem bureau of his newspaper. He gets an apartment overlooking the Wailing Wall. After several weeks he realizes that whenever he looks at the wall he sees an old Jewish man praying vigorously.
The journalist wondered whether there was a publishable story here. He goes down to the wall, introduces himself and says: "You come every day to the wall. What are you praying for?"
The old man replies: "What am I praying for? In the morning I pray for world peace, then I pray for the brotherhood of man. I go home, have a glass of tea, and I come back to the wall to pray for the eradication of illness and disease from the earth."
The journalist is taken by the old man's sincerity and persistence. "You mean you have been coming to the wall to pray every day for these things?"
The old man nods.
"How long have you been coming to the wall to pray for these things?"
The old man becomes reflective and then replies: "How long? Maybe twenty, twenty-five years."
The amazed journalist finally asks: "How does it feel to come and pray every day for over 20 years for these things?"
"How does it feel?" the old man replies. "It feels like I'm talking to a wall."

Jesus Cares

Luke 17:14 ESV
When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed.
· Greg Laurie said ‘what a contrast when we compare the love of God to the so called loved of our society today. Our culture loves you when you are young and beautiful, but God loves you when you are old and not so attractive. Our world loves you when you are a celebrity but God loves you when you are unknown and a complete nobody. Our world loves the rich and the powerful, but God loves the poor and the weak. Our world loves the extraordinary but God loves the ordinary – people like you and me

Jesus Tears

Luke 17:17–18 ESV
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?”
It’s an insult to God to not thank him for what he has done for us
A Chinese proverb says that those who drink the water must remember those who dug the well.
We are much like the little boy who was given an orange by a man. The boy’s mother asked, “What do you say to the nice man?” The little boy thought and handed the orange back and said, “Peel it.”

I think of the baby books parents keep in which to record their children’s first words, first steps, and growth. So, too, the Lord keeps such books recording the words, walk, and growth of His children. The question is, how big is yours? I suggest the Lord needs many volumes to contain the thanksgiving of some of His kids. For others, a single pamphlet will do.

Conclusion

The Gospel of Luke The Rarity of Gratitude (Luke 17:11–19)

(1) Often we are ungrateful to our parents

The Gospel of Luke The Rarity of Gratitude (Luke 17:11–19)

As Shakespeare’s King Lear said in the day of his own tragedy:

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is

To have a thankless child!

The Gospel of Luke The Rarity of Gratitude (Luke 17:11–19)

(2) Often we are ungrateful to one another

The Gospel of Luke The Rarity of Gratitude (Luke 17:11–19)

(3) Often we are ungrateful to God

The Gospel of Luke The Rarity of Gratitude (Luke 17:11–19)

God gave us his only Son and often we never give to him even a word of thanks.

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