THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 95th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: GRATEFUL FAITH
Adult/Young Adult Topic: SAYING THANKS
Printed Text: Luke 17:11-19
Key Verse: Luke 17:15 (NIV)
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 95th Edition, 2015-2016
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Some people express their gratitude with sincerity; others find it difficult to express their gratitude, while still others are ungrateful for what is done for them. How can Christians grow sincere, thankful spirits in their lives? By faith, one of the ten lepers that Jesus healed was able to express his gratitude and praise.
This lesson speaks out to us on several levels. First, Jesus saw the ten men. Second, He stopped where he was going and healed them. Only one, a Samaritan, came back to say “Thank You”! Believers become ungrateful and negligent in their praise and adoration when they look for the spectacular and not the still, small voice of God. In everything, we are to give thanks. The man reminds us that praise and adoration can sometimes be loud. It is okay!
Heavenly Father, grant that we will learn to show appreciation for everything you do in our lives. May we never take for granted your grace and mercy. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Gratitude should be the basic human response to God’s grace. It should permeate the life and worship of the community of faith.