Who Gets Helped by Jesus?

Chris —  March 19, 2014 — 4 Comments

Are you the sort who gets helped by Jesus? How well do you fit with the below group?

I’m excited to preach on Luke 17:11-19 and the lepers who call out to Jesus from a distance. And I continue to meditate on the Gospel of Luke.

For my sermon this week, I will point out that four times in the Gospel of Luke Jesus encourages people that their faith has saved them. It is instructive to meditate on the kinds of people Jesus helps. Below is a screenshot from my study notes.

"Your Faith Has Saved You!"

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4 responses to Who Gets Helped by Jesus?

  1. Debra De Silva March 20, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I think we’ve been meditating on the same scriptures! I noticed the leper was a Samaritan too. (That makes him a double outcast according to the Jews, most of whom should have recognized the Messiah because they knew the Scriptures.)

    But you are right! It is the humble in spirit who had eyes to see the Lord!

    It reminds me of John 4:1-42 where Jesus revealed He was the Messiah to a Samaritan woman. She believed, and on account of her, many others in Samaria came to faith. Women in that time were second class citizens with few rights. The men divorced the women at a whim, and this one had faced rejection by five husbands. On top of this she wasn’t even married to the man she was with (talk about being humbled). Yet Jesus regarded her. He rewarded faith and humility.

  2. I’m preaching on the two thieves who were crucified with Jesus this Sunday and I would add the repentant thief as one of the broken people who was persuaded that Jesus was his only hope.

    Praise God! Thanks Chris for posting this.

    Tom

  3. Tom, that’s great. I pray that the Lord will use your message in a great way.

  4. Debra, that is so encouraging to hear people interacting with the same strands that I am studying and being encouraged by. Thank you for your interaction.

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