Jesus and the Leper
Passage: Luke 5:12–5:15
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- Leprosy was a horrible disease that some called a “living death”. How is an unforgiven sinful life even worse than leprosy?
- The leper believed that Jesus could heal him but was not sure if He was willing to do so. Jesus was not only willing, but He actually touched the leper to heal him. What does this tell you about Jesus’ love for unclean sinners who come to Him in repentance and faith?
- As one considered “unclean”, the leper had to disregard people’s insults and “stink eye”, in order to approach Jesus. In what way do people today need to overcome the “stigma” of coming to Christ for forgiveness of their sins?
- Unlike leprosy, humanity’s sin is not readily seen. Most people, because they haven’t murdered anyone or robbed a bank, or hurt people intentionally don’t think they’re bad or sinful. Why do most people in the world fail to recognize their sin and its destructive effect on their lives? How can Christians tactfully, but truthfully help an unbeliever to recognize their sin and their need for forgiveness?
- How does today’s sermon help a person whose life is overrun by evil behavior, have hope? What would you say to the person who says that they have no hope for salvation because the depravity of their sin could never be forgiven by God?