MELPA LUTHERAN CHURCH- EXODUS CONGREGATION, PORT MORESBY,PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Exodus Congregation is one of the Regional Fellowship areas outside of Melpa Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea Head Quarter in Mount Hagen. Exodus Congregation in Port Moresby, the Capital City of Papua New Guinea. It started within a family with few individuals with the strength and Power of the Holi Spirit. It has expanded over a period of ten years and now it has 6 House Prayers at certain suburbs in Port Moresby

Jesus Heals Ten Men

This Sunday's scriptures are taken from various Bible verses and are listed below:

* 2 Kings 5:1-3,7-15c
* 2 Timothy 2:8-15
* Luke 17:11-19
* Psalm 111

You can read the other Bible verses by yourself at your own time. For now we will read together the Bible reading from the Good News of Jesus christ written Luke in particular Chapter 17 verses 11 to 19.

The Heading Says: Jesus Heals Ten Men (Luke 17:11-19)

As made his way to Jerusalem, he went along the border between Samaria and Galilee. He was going into a village when he was met by ten men suffering from a dreaded skin disease. They stood at a distance. and shouted, "Jesus! Master! have pity on us!"

Jesus saw them and said to them,"Go and let the priests examine you."
On the way they were made clean. When one of them saw that he was healed, he came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself to the ground at Jesus' feet and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. Jesus spoke up, "There were ten who were healed; where are the other nine? Why is this foreigner the only one who came back to give thanks to God?" And Jesus said to him, "Get up and go, your faith has made you well."


Bible Discussion 

During the previous Sunday we talked about Sin, Faith and Service. We would like to continue with the word faith in today's discussion.

We look at the ten men, their greatest faith was that Jesus would definitely healed their diseases. They knew exactly that if they ask Jesus then he will do something or say something to make them feel better. When they shouted and called  Jesus' name and said, "Jesus! Master! Have pity on us!" Jesus hardly avoid their cry, Jesus hardly ignore their calling because Jesus saw that these ten men had faith in Jesus that he is the only one who can heal their sickness and followed what Jesus said to them. When Jesus told them to go see the priest, they were already healed on their way.

There were ten men but only one man came back and gave thanks to  God. Now, how is this bible story relate in our daily lives today?

In the last Sunday's discussion, Jesus said to his disciples,"If you had faith as big as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, pull yourself up by the roots and plant yourself in the sea! and it would obey you." now let's look at the ten men here, they had faith in Jesus that their sickness will be healed if they ask Jesus. So they did not waste time in asking Jesus and they were healed. This is how faith works. They were healed because they had faith in Jesus. Actually this is one of the miracles that Jesus did to reveal the Power and Glory of God so that other people can see and become witness to all parts of the World.

In our daily lives, when we are sick or when we a in need of help in various ways, or when we are into temptation and fall into sin, we must always know in mind that Jesus Christ ready to hear us say something through faith so that he is merciful and is ever ready to help us. So belief in Jesus Christ that he can help and guide us through in our lives.

Never go astray from Jesus when you got what you wanted in life like the nine men did. When they were healed, they went for good and never came back to say thanks to God. Sometimes, when we are sick, we pray and read Bible and ask for God's forgiveness. but when we are healed, forget about Bible and do not go to Church and go away from God.

To conclude, we must have faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and beg for mercy in times of need and always be under his protection. Always give thanks to the Lord when your prayers are answered.

May the Lord bless His words into our hearts now and forever.

Amen.

Exodus Congregation- Mama Ministry Members




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