(Note: Questions at the bottom do not always fit every gospel passage.)
Luke 5:12-16 (New International Version)See also: Matthew 8: 1-4 and Mark 1: 40-45
The Man With Leprosy
12While 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."
13Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him.
14Then 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."
15Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. 16But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
- Who was the person in need?
- What was the immediate, obvious need?
- Who took the initiative in effecting the healing?
- How and by whom was faith involved in this healing?
- What were the reactions to the healing?
- What led Jesus to minister healing to the person in need?