Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 2 Study # 2
March 11, 2007
Lincolnton, N.C.

<328> Thesis: There is a "wisdom" problem in the matter of making requests of God. Introduction: In our introductory study of Luke's record of the healing of a leper, we attempted to make the point that Luke was being deliberately ambiguous and that he had a specific reason for putting this ambiguity in immediate proximity to His acquisition of the first disciples. It was my claim last week that ambiguity is the greatest challenge to discipleship. No one minds being the disciple of someone from whom they can obtain anything they desire. But everyone seems to mind being the disciple of someone whose plans put them in significant discomfort. And that discomfort is increased when there is no strong sense of conviction that the problem will, at least eventually, go away. This morning we are going to continue to consider Luke's record of the healing of the leper. We are going to consider the leper's prayer.