Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Return to Him with your WHOLE heart. (Revival, Friday August 26,2011)

Psalm 136:1  "O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever."

1. Sometimes we need to seek out our healing.

Tonight we learned about ten lepers.
Luke 17:11-19 
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests."

These 10 men had to seek Jesus out to receive their healing, and sometimes so do we!

2. Obedience isn't an option.

After they asked Jesus to heal them, he gave them a direct command to GO and show themselves to the priests.  
Sometimes we have to do what is asked of us, even though we may not want to, to receive what God has planned for us. 
And as they went, they were made clean. (v.14)

3. Return to Him with your whole heart! (thankfulness is a choice)

After all of this, only ONE man returned to Jesus and thanked Him for what He'd done for him.  Will you be that one?   Will you return to Jesus with your whole heart and worship Him for His mighty works? 
"Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" Then he said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well."  (v.14-19)

Memory Verse :

Jeremiah 24:7 
And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.


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