David C Cook COVID-19 Response


Attitude of Gratitude

Lesson 5 


Summer 2021


By: RLD Editorial Team 


July 04, 2021

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Lesson Focus:

Express gratitude; experience blessing.

Bible Basis:

13:45–46; Luke 17:11–19

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Express gratitude; experience blessing.

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Music Video, Traditional: “God of Our Fathers”
Music Video, Multicultural: “Outrageous Love” by Noel Robinson
Music Video, Contemporary: “Oh How I Need You” by All Sons and Daughters
Guzik’s Commentary on Luke 17  and Leviticus 13
Gill’s Exposition of Luke 17
Spurgeon’s Exposition of Luke 17

Memory Verse:

15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
—Luke 17:15

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

This Fourth of July, 51 new American citizens are celebrating independence with a happy memory. A surprise speaker attended their naturalization ceremony in New York City last month: Douglas Emhoff (husband of Vice President Kamala Harris). The second gentleman gave the keynote address, mentioning his ancestors, who came to Ellis Island from Austria, and his wife’s parents, who are immigrants from Jamaica and India. One new citizen in the crowd felt especially grateful for her official status. Jia-Lin Liu from Taiwan waited 20 years for the ceremony. “I was laughing and crying but I’m really thankful,” Liu said. “Being an American gives you a lot of rights and power and resources.”

Jesus met ten lepers on the border of Galilee and Samaria. He graciously granted healing to all ten, but only one—a Samaritan—came back to give Jesus thanks and praise. Though the Lord had miraculously restored their lives and status in society, only this one outsider showed gratitude.


  • How did you or your family come to live in this nation?
  • What are you most grateful for about this country?
  • What are three things you’re deeply grateful to the Lord for?

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