From Health to Hallelujah

The Healing of a Leper

And a leper came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed. And He sternly warned him and immediately sent him away, and He said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere. (Mark 1:40-45 NASB)

The Conviction of the Leper. verse 40
And a leper came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”
A. He was Helpless to do anything or himself.
Came to Jesus
Beseeching Jesus

B. He was Humbled before The Lord.
‘Falling on his knees’

C. He was Hopeful toward The Lord.
‘If thou wilt thou can.’

II. The Condition of the Leper. verses 41-42
Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.

A. He was Honored by The Lord.
Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him,

B. He was Helped by The Lord.
“I am willing; be cleansed.

C. He was Healed by The Lord.
Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.

III. The Conversion of the Leper. verses 43-45
And He sternly warned him and immediately sent him away, and He said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.

A. He Heard from The Lord.
He sternly warned him and immediately sent him away, and He said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

B. He Heralded the acts of The Lord
But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around,

C. He Hindered the works of The Lord.
to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.

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About Hoss

Married w/ 1 daughter & 3 step-children . Ordained minister. I do supply preaching every opportunity I get. Currently employed in a state prison system. Wife & I own a flower shop in a nearby city. I am approaching my late 50's, although I certainly don't look like it.
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