I am that one
I had been planning for the past two weeks to do an exposition on Isaiah 53.1-6. Only to have my plans derailed by a 7am phone call Saturday morning from my mother in-law requesting for me and my families immediate presence at her home because my father in-law was taking his last breath. My father in-law (Jessie) had been battling cancer for the last six years. Well late Saturday night around midnight my father in-law pulled a fast one he pulled off his gloves grabbed his robe and climbed out of the ring to go and get his crown.
We will miss him sorely so pray for my entire family and extended family that we may glorify God in his passing. Please keep the Jessie Manuel family and the Saunders family in your prayers.
So on little sleep and no energy my boys and I hopped in our truck and headed to church for Sunday morning worship. Not knowing what to say I thought it would be best for me to preach a “summer special” in October. Therefore, in my attempt to preach a ten minute sermon my mind began to comb scripture and while I was driving the Lord dropped Luke 17 on my heart which turned out to be a tremendous blessing to our congregation.
Sermon text with italics and bold and Luke 17:11-19
ESV Luke 17:11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." 14 When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" 19 And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."
- I. NOTICE THE LEPERS REQUEST (Luke 17:13)
- II. NOTICE THE LEPERS RESPONSE (Luke 17:14)
- III. NOTICE THE ONE LEPER WHO RETURNED (Luke 17:14)
- IV. NOTICE THE ONE LEPER WHO'S REJOICING (Luke 17:15)
- V. NOTICE THE ONE LEPER WHO'S REWARDED (Luke 17:19)