Week 1. Wednesday: Turn Around
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Luke 17:15-16
15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Think About It: “And he was a Samaritan.” Why was that detail added? Maybe as a Samaritan he recognized that he was not worthy. Maybe he realized that anything Jesus did was more than he deserved. Maybe that fact was humbling. Maybe that fact should humble us also. Thankfulness begins with humility and leads to action. The Samaritan didn’t just stop and think to himself, “I am so thankful.” He went back. Stopped what he wanted to do to return to give thanks. How often are we truly humbled by thankfulness so much that we actually do something about it?
WHAT IF GOD IS BLESSING YOU SO THAT YOU CAN TURN AROUND AND BLESS OTHERS?
A NOTE ON WORSHIP: The Samaritan worshiped Jesus. He took time out of his schedule to praise God in a loud voice. He humbled himself at the feet of Jesus and gave thanks. Tonight (Wednesday November 14) at 6pm at the Taylor County Middle School Auditorium you are invited to a Night of Worship --a chance for you to take time out of your schedule to worship and thank Jesus.
Worship is all about God. Worship is valuing or treasuring God above all things. Tonight will be intentionally simple so that you can focus on God. How you do it is up to you. Sing or just listen. Stand up or sit quietly. Raise your hands, pray, write or just be still. You will be encouraged to consider who God is and what He is calling you to do.
Here are a few verses to look up to prepare for Night of Worship: Psalm 95:6; Psalm 46:10; Psalm 150; Isaiah 12:5; Matthew 18:20; Romans 12:1
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
How was the Samaritan’s attitude different than others?
What actions should result from an attitude of thanksgiving?
PRAY: Thanks God for the things he has done for you. Ask God to identify some things you need to do to show your thankfulness to others. Spend some time in prayer truly worshiping God.