Jesus’ approach to life was unique. When we see how Jesus lived, and how he gives that life to us, we will find ourselves living like he did.

Jesus became an overnight sensation in a significant town in Galilee. His response to the potential for fame and success tells us that Jesus prioritized his relationship with His Father above all else. This interior life with God produces an outward ministry of love for those in the world. When Jesus lives out this love, we find him trading places with a leper to make him clean. Soon, he will trade places with us on the cross, so that we can share in his life with the Father.

Application Questions

1. What does this passage teach us about prayer? How can this change the way you pray?

2. Why was everyone looking for Jesus, and what is Jesus’ response? Why do we need Jesus to do more than healing and exorcism?

3. What do we learn about Jesus in the story of the leper? What do we learn about ourselves in the story of the leper?

What We Sang

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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