/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var title=" THE THANKFUL LEPER "; var title2="Lesson 20"; var max=18; Text=new Array(18); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; aposstr="'"; speechstr='"'; for (var x=0; x<=max; x++) { Text[x]=""; } Text[0]=' 1. Jesus and His disciples were on their way to the city of Jerusalem.'; Text[1]=' 2. Throughout the countryside, the word spread, "Jesus is coming!"'; Text[2]=' 3. Now, in that country were some men who were sick with leprosy. No doctor could help them. They had no hope of ever getting well again.'; Text[3]=' 4. Lepers could not live with their families. They had to stay away from other people so that they would not spread the terrible sickness.'; Text[4]=' 5. When the lepers heard that Jesus was coming, they decided to go to Jesus.'; Text[5]=' 6. So the ten lepers hurried to go where Jesus would come walking by.'; Text[6]=' 7. How happy they were when they saw Jesus coming! They came as close as the Law permitted.'; Text[7]=' 8. "Jesus, master have pity on us!" they called out. They believed Jesus could make them well.'; Text[8]=' 9. When Jesus saw the lepers, He felt very sorry for them.'; Text[9]=' 10. Jesus told them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." The Jewish priests acted as health officers.'; Text[10]=' 11. At once they were willing to obey Jesus by going to the priests.'; Text[11]=' 12. As the lepers hurried along to see the priests, Jesus made them well.'; Text[12]=' 13. When one of the lepers saw that he was well again, he turned back shouting praises to God.'; Text[13]=' 14. But the other nine lepers kept on hurrying away. They didn\'t even think of thanking Jesus for healing them.'; Text[14]=' 15. The one thankful leper hurried back to where Jesus was:'; Text[15]=' 16. When he came to Jesus, this leper knelt in front of Him and thanked Jesus for making him well again.'; Text[16]=' 17. Jesus asked, "Weren\'t there ten men healed? Where are the other nine? Is nobody going to turn and praise God for what has been done, except this stranger?"'; Text[17]=' 18. Jesus looked at the thankful leper and said, "Stand up now, and go on your way. It is your faith that has made you well. "';