healing a leperHow are all humans, Christians and non-Christians, like the leper in the story?

How are Christians in particular like the leper in the story?

Tell a story about a time when you felt like the leper in your approach to Jesus.

Why is approaching Jesus in this way important for all disciples in all times and places?

In the beginning of worship we read a Call to Worship based on Genesis 1. How was God’s “speaking and it was so” like what we Jesus doing in this passage?

The leper approaches Jesus, is forgiven by Jesus and then is given directives by Jesus. As Colin pointed out the leper did not listen to Jesus. Are there words of Jesus that you find you have trouble carrying out? How would life be better if, hearing them, you obeyed?