Scripture: Luke 17:11-37

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READ and STUDY the WORD

Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy

Luke 17:11-37 King James Version (KJV) 11 And it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.  12 And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.  14 And when He saw them, He said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.  17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?  18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.  19 And He said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

Questions:

1. Who met Jesus as He entered a certain village (Luke 17:12)?

2. What did the lepers say to Jesus (Luke 17:13)?

3. What did Jesus say to the lepers (Luke 17:14a)?

4. What happened as they went on their way (Luke 17:14b)?

5. When they saw they were healed, how many of the lepers turned back and gave thanks to God (Luke 17:15-16)?

6. What did Jesus say had made the leper whole (Luke 17:19)?

Answers:

1. As Jesus entered a certain village He met ten lepers.

2. The lepers lifted up their voices and asked Jesus to have mercy on them.

3. Jesus told the lepers to go show themselves to the priest.

4. The lepers were cleansed as they went on their way.

5. Only one of the lepers turned back and thanked God for healing him.

6. The leper’s faith had made him whole.

Jesus Teaches About The Coming Of The Kingdom Of God

Luke 17:20-37 (KJV) 20 And when Jesus was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.  22 And He said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.  23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.  24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in His day.  25 But first must He suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.  26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.  27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.  28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.  30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.  31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.  32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whosover shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.  35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  37 And they answered and said unto Him, Where, Lord? And He said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

Questions:

1. Where did Jesus tell the Pharisees the kingdom of God was located (Luke 17:21)?

2. To what two things did Jesus compare the days of the Son of man (Luke 17:26-29)?

3. Who will lose his life (Luke 17:33)?

Answers:

1. Jesus told the Pharisees the kingdom of God was within them.

2. The days of the Son of man was compared to the days of Noah and the day Lot went out of Sodom.

3. The one who seeks to save his life will lose it (his opportunity to be with Jesus).  And the one who loses his life (gives it to Jesus) will preserve it.

HEAR the WORD

Luke 17:24 (NIV) “For the Son of Man in His days will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.”

MEDITATE on the WORD

My Bible notes: When Jesus returns, His power and presence will be evident to everyone.  No one will need to spread the message because all will see Him for themselves.  My thoughts: Think about that.  Everyone will be able to see Jesus.  It’s hard to wrap my mind around that because I’ve only known Jesus as God cloaked in a human body.  But when Jesus returns, what form will He take? For everyone to see Him perhaps His form will fill the heavens. 

MEMORIZE the WORD

Luke 17:24 (NIV) “For the Son of Man in His days will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.”

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

Whenever Jesus comes back, we need to be ready.  We need to live as if Jesus were returning today.  Because He just might be.

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

We need to encourage others to be ready too.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, I pray we will have faith in You to do what is best for us (Luke 17:19).  Lord, I pray we will live aware that Your kingdom is within us (Luke 17:21). Lord, I pray we will be alert, watching and waiting for Your return (Luke 17:24). Lord, I pray we will surrender our life to You (Luke 17:33).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I keep our eye on the sky.” <>< Dona