(A VISION FOR CHRISTIAN SONG, by Ken Bible; p.32)
The Samaritan leper (Luke 17:11-19)—When the 10 lepers were healed on their way to the
priest, he alone turned around and came back to thank Jesus.
The widow with her offering (Mark 12:41-44)—Her offering was completely insignificant in
human terms, but Jesus said that in God’s eyes, her gift was the greatest. She lovingly and
humbly gave everything she had.
Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)—He put his repentance into action, giving away his wealth to the
needy and to those he had wronged.
The twelve apostles (Matthew 19:28-30)—Most were common working people, with faith and
understanding that were often imperfect. But Jesus said that because they had left all to follow
Him, they would reign with Him on twelve thrones, judging the tribes of Israel.
The thief on the cross (Luke 23:39-43)—While everyone around was sneering at Jesus, the
criminal humbly trusted Him and thereby secured a place with Him in paradise.
Which worshipers pleased Jesus? Those who expressed their faith and love by their actions.