Mon, 12 November 2012
November 11, 2012
Returning for Thanks
Synopsis: To me, some of the most haunting words in the Gospels come from Luke 17:17 where Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?”
Gratitude is personal. The crowd went on their way, but not this one. They all received the miracle of healing, but he alone came back to give thanks to his healer. I am convinced that miracles do not make believers. We all receive miracles in our lives. Believers are the ones who return to give thanks to the one they believe “healed” them.
The one returning leper wasn’t told to return to give thanks. He didn’t have too. I have to think he just want to. What about you? In your life, are you included in the nine or singled out with the one?
Scripture Text (NLT): Luke 17:11-19
Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760
Sharing Hope, Meeting Need, Through Word, Gift and Deed
Web Page: www.emmanueljeffcity.com, Podcast of sermons available online.