Week 1

What Do You Want?

READ: Luke 18:35-43 [1-2 minutes]

If there’s more than one person, have someone read the text aloud. It may be helpful to read it twice. If there are children, possibly have them act out the story as it is read the second time. Use your imagination.

REFLECT: [5-10 minutes]

v.35 What do you think it would have been like to be a blind beggar in ancient times?

When have you felt the way this man may have felt?
Perhaps feeling like no one cares, alone, a problem or challenge that hasn’t gone away…

v.36-38 How does the blind man respond when he hears that Jesus is coming by?

v.39 What can we learn about persistence and prayer from the blind man?

v.40-41 What does Jesus do? What does He ask the man?

PRAYER:

If Jesus were to ask you the same question, “What do you want me to do for you?” How would you respond?

Take a few moments to talk about what your response would be. Then spend some time in prayer, sharing these things with God.


Week 2

Be the One

READ: Luke 17:11-19

If there’s more than one person, have someone read the text aloud. It may be helpful to read it twice. If there are children, possibly have them act out the story as it is read the second time. Use your imagination.

TALK ABOUT:

Re-Read verse 12
What do you think it would have been like to be a leper in ancient times?

Re-Read verses 12-14
As they begin walking, they start being healed- Imagine what that may have been like.

Re-Read verses 15-16

What happens next? How did one of those being healed respond? 
What happened to the other nine?
We’re not told. All we know is that this one, “when he saw he was healed, came back praising God.”

THINK ABOUT IT:
In our daily lives are we more like “the one” who came back or “the other nine” who kept on going about their life without noticing all that God had done? At times, we can get too busy to see how God is at work within our lives and how He is answering our prayers.

PRAYER:
Take a few moments and share with one another what God has done in your own life and family. These may be things, often taken for granted. Such things as: a car that runs, a warm house, a bed to sleep in, food on the table. Each of these is a gift from God.
Take some time, praying together, simply telling God thank you. Praise Him for what He has done for you and those around you.
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