In Luke 17:11-19, we learn that of the 10 lepers Jesus healed, one of them returned. What did that leper see in Jesus that the others did not? Luke notes that this leper was Samaritan. That distinction is key, because Samaritans were specifically forbidden from the Temple. However, this Samaritan saw Jesus in way that most “religious people” did not. Perhaps we can gain a deeper understanding of Jesus by listening to atheists.
The Word in Song: “Draw the Circle Wide”
Soloist: Jenny Carter
“What the Samaritan Saw”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Oct. 9, 2016