Anticipation - Await and Respond (Luke 17:11-21)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, November 1, 2020
Part of the Bridge The Gap - Grateful In All series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Luke 17:11–21 (Listen)

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.”

20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”


Sermon Notes

Anticipation - Await and Respond
Luke 17:11-21

*What are you most grateful for in life?
*What causes you to be thankful?

*In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:17
*…always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father. Ephesians 5:20

Gratitude - A profound awareness of His presence and His blessings-

*As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him: and they raised their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." vs.12-13
*Then Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine - where are they?" vs. 17
*And He said to him, "Stand up and go; your faith has made you well." vs. 19


I. Anticipate His arrival - v.s11-13
A. Awareness of His power
B. Recognize Jesus as master
C. Clearly requested His intervention

II. Clear instructions were given - v.14
A. Go to the priests
B. Show yourselves

III. Gratitude captured ONE life - vs.15-19
A. Attentiveness drew him back to Jesus
B. Glorifying God and worship were personal responses
C. Three questions - One answer
D. Salvation arrived at his heart

Are you awaiting your next moment to respond in gratitude?

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