In this Bible passage,
writes about what it means to have faith. The Roman
centurion was hated and had to overcome serious
obstacles to ask Jesus for help; but he did. Let's
see the outcome. ..
Jesus 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
7 Jesus said to him, "I will
come and heal him."
8 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
9 "For I also am a man under
authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to
this one, 'Go!' and he goes, and to another,
'Come!' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this!'
and he does it."
10 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.
11 "I say to you that many
will come from east and west, and recline at the
table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom
12 but the sons of the
kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness;
in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of
13 And Jesus said to the
centurion, "Go; it shall be done for you as you
have believed." And the servant was healed that
very moment. "
14 When Jesus came into
Peter's home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick
in bed with a fever.
15 He touched her hand, and
the fever left her; and she got up and waited on
16 When evening came, they
brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and
He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all
who were ill.
17 This was to fulfill what
was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: "HE HIMSELF
TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY OUR
is the Word of the Lord ... It is meant to change
the way we think, and the way we live.
by Bob Pardue
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 mentioned in
this lesson was different because he did not let
known prejudices stand in his way of showing faith
In fact, his faith was so
strong that Christ
was amazed and "marveled" at this humble
Jesus knew that many of the
religious leaders did not even come close to
comparing to this Roman where faith was concerned.