Reach Out: Jesus and the Leper

“Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man.” (Mark 1:41)

A relationship with Jesus changes everything. Jesus loves “the least of these” just as much as he loves “the most of these.”

Sermon preached on October 13, 2019.


  • Read Leviticus 13:45-46. What’s your immediate reaction to these verses? How do you think you would respond if you came across someone with this description?
  • Read Mark 1:40. What do you notice about the man’s request? What type of emotion do you think he would have when he presented Jesus with this request? What would a healing mean for him and how would it change his life?
  • Jesus touched the man. What would be at risk for Jesus touching him? Why do you think he touched him instead of healing him a different way?
  • It’s been said that people in a post-Christian culture will not respond to logic, but they will respond to love. Why are love and kindness vital tools in sharing Jesus?


  • Who’s your one? What can you do this week to help take steps toward sharing Jesus with this person?

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