Week Four Day Three - Devotion

06 Sep 2017
John Benn
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This week's devotions all come from stories about Jesus where he displayed acceptance and empathy toward sinners. Each devotion is focused on meditation on the passage rather than analysis:

• Begin with a prayer of thanksgiving to God for his acceptance of you.
• Read through the passage quietly at least twice. Try to imaging yourself in the situation. Ask yourself who you most identify with in each story.
• What acceptance and empathy do you see God extending to you through this story?
• What acceptance and empathy do you sense God calling you to extend to others from this story?
• Pray and ask God to show you a specific person or group that he wants you to show acceptance and empathy towards today.

DAY THREE

- Touching the leper

Luke 5:12-14(NIVUK):
12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’ 13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ And immediately the leprosy left him. 14 Then Jesus ordered him, ‘Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.’

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