Episode 013 – Grounded In Gratitude

It’s really easy to focus on what’s notgoing well in our lives, rather than being grateful for what isgoing well. But what would happen if we allowed gratitude to be what grounded us? How would we then view the challenging things in our lives? That’s what this teaching addresses by looking at the astounding connections between the healing of Naaman (2 Kings 5) and Jesus’ healing of the ten lepers (Luke 17).

Discussion Questions

  • What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • Where are you allowing the things that aren’t going well in your life to dominate your overall narrative?
  • What prevents you from living a life of gratitude?
  • Where do you need to be intentional or creative about gratitude?
  • What practices can you adopt to foster your gratitude?
  • What are you grateful for today?
  • What’s one step you can take in living out this truth this week?

For Further Study

  • Grounded In Gratitude– a sermon I did on the intersection of these stories and how gratitude is absolutely necessary to loving people well, especially those who are different from us.


  1. Brad, I have NEVER liked history,But your teachings are so interesting and informative that i enjoy not only this one but each teaching. God has blessed you with this gift of making his words come alive and interesting. Thank you so much for making the word of God more real and understandable . Blessings to you and yours.

  2. Imagine this truth and remember we are as associated with YEHOVAH as Israel was when she walked in righteousness and even when not doing so this was still a truth that made her enemies her friend!
    Needs to be taught as seriously as a doctrine and as common as eating:
    Psalm 22:3

    But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

  3. Thanks Brad for your teaching posts. Real gratitude to God is a huge part of what makes a person whole. God bless and keep you.

  4. Brad, Thank for the message on Gratitude. Isn’t amazing how the pain and struggles in our lives get the attention? There are times when I list the things I am grateful for in my life and the list is HUGE. I have even made the comment, “I should NEVER have the right to complain about ANYTHING.” Great job on your message and please keep walking out the text…

  5. Love this . Thank you Brad. Each time I view these videos I’m reminded that Jesus is very intentional..he doesn’t do random. Great connection again between Jesus and Elisha.. once again he fulfills the Law and the Prophets.. much appreciated.

  6. Hello, I have a gratitude for your gift of teaching. You are truly gifted with the spirit. I find it remarkable how you dive into the scriptures and literally “walk” us through the “text.” I’m glad that you visited my church, which is Discovery Church. It was there when you delivered the message from the book of Matthew (I was hooked). Thank you for explaining the scriptures so clearly. Stay Blessed.

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