What are some parallels between leprosy (that we see in this text) and sin? Is it conceivable to think of sin as a kind of “spiritual leprosy”, or a “leprosy of the heart”? Why or why not?
This text seems to teach that Jesus extends grace unilaterally (He heals the lepers), but also that Jesus demands a response from His people (He instructs them to go to the priests). How are we to reconcile these two doctrines? Is God’s grace sufficient in and of itself? Or does it require a response from us to activate it? How do those two doctrines interact?
What does it look like for us, as Christians, to be genuinely grateful for what Christ has done in our lives? How would we think, act, and speak differently if we had a better understanding of, and a deeper gratefulness for, the person and work of Jesus?
Why do you think that Luke includes the detail that the singular leper who came back to thank Jesus was a Samaritan? What is the significance of that detail?
What does this passage teach us about the character of God? About his mercy, justice, and compassion?
What does this passage teach us about how we should respond to Gods grace?