Chapter 12

Do You Have an Attitude of Gratitude?

Attitude of Gratitude

Luke 17:17 And Jesus answering said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?’


1. What were the 6 laws in the Talmud, given for a leper to follow. (Leviticus 13:45-46)

2. Read Luke 17:11-19.
  a) What did the Lord observe about the ten men who stood away from the crowd? (vs. 12)
  b) What did the Lord tell them to do? (vs. 14)
  c) When were the lepers healed? (vs. 14)
  d) What did one of the lepers do when he discovered he was healed? (vs. 15-16) 
  e) What nationality was the leper who returned to thank Jesus?
  f) What additional blessing did the one leper receive who returned to thank Jesus? (vs. 19)

3. What are some possible reasons that might explain why the other nine lepers did not return to thank God for such a wonderful gift?

4. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says it is the will of God in Jesus Christ that we give thanks for ...

5. The gratitude expressed in Psalm 116 provides insight for worshipping and thanking God.  How does a person express true gratitude?  Study this special guide from God about gratefulness.
  a) How is gratefulness first expressed in the psalm? (vs. 1a)
  b) Read verses 1 to 6 and discover the reasons for the psalmist’s grateful attitude.
    i) (vs. 1b-2a)
    ii) (vs. 3-6)
  c) List the “gifts” from the Lord for the psalmist is grateful. 
    i) (vs. 5)
    ii) (vs. 6)
    iii) (vs. 7)
    iv) (vs. 8a)
    v) (vs. 8b)
    vi) (vs. 8c)
  d) Capture the responsive expressions, which flow from a grateful heart.
    i) (vs. 12)
    ii) (vs. 13a)
    iii) (vs. 13b)
    iv) (vs. 14)
    v) (vs. 16)
    vi) (vs. 17a)
    vii) (vs. 19c)

6. Here is a short thankfulness quiz involving Jesus.
  a) At the Last Supper, what items of food and drink did Jesus thank God for?
  b) Who did Jesus raise from the dead with a prayer of thanksgiving?
  c) Jesus had 5 barley loaves and 2 small fish for which he gave thanks and distributed to 5000.  How many baskets did the disciples gather afterwards?

7. We should be thankful because God is worthy of our thanksgiving.  It is only right to give Him credit and thank Him for ... (James 1:17)

8. We not only have an abundance of blessings here on earth, but God has also blessed us with ... (Ephesians 1:3)
  This is the kind of blessing the leper received who returned to thank Jesus.
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