Jesus "Marvels" at
the Roman's Faith
Bible Study Lesson ..
we are going to see what happens when Jesus
encounters the Roman centurion and heals his
In this New
writes about what it means to have
The Roman centurion was hated
by the Jewish and had to overcome serious obstacles
to ask Jesus
for help; but he did.
Let's see the outcome.
Heals the Centurion's Servant
And when Jesus
entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him,
imploring Him, 6 and saying, Lord, my
servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully
Jesus *said to him,
I will come and heal him.
But the centurion said,
Lord, I am not worthy for You to come
under my roof, but just say the word, and my
servant will be healed. -
The Faith Of The
The reason this Roman soldier
was called a centurion is because he was in charge
of 100 men whom he led into battle.
Being a centurion also meant
that he was hated by the people of Israel as were
most Roman soldiers. Rome
occupied the Jewish nations at this time and were
known for their oppressive behavior toward the
This Soldier Was
The centurion who is
mentioned in this lesson was different because he
did not let known prejudices stand in his way of
showing faith toward Jesus.
In fact, his faith was so
strong that Christ
was amazed and "marveled" at this humble
Now when Jesus heard
this, He marveled and said to those who were
following, Truly I say to you, I have not
found such great faith with anyone in Israel." -
Jesus knew that many of the
religious leaders did not even come close to
comparing to this Roman where faith was concerned.
Getting into Heaven - or
Lastly, He told the crowd
of faith would keep
many of the religious Jews out of the
of heaven. In its
simplest form, they did not accept
Christ as Savior
because tradition did not allow it.
Tradition can Weaken
But, how about us? Do we have
traditions embedded so deep that we can not take a
step to have faith in Christ?
God works in His own way and
we must have enough faith to put away our
prejudices and habits to accept Him as Lord.
Don't let a habit ruin your
relationship with God.
Try and capture the faith of
Love in Christ
If you would like to discover
how to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
3:16 for more
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