When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum.2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this,5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.”6 So Jesus went with them.
He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. 7 That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
· What stood out to you from the Scripture passage and/or this week's message?
· In what ways is God challenging you and/or encouraging you through the message?
· The centurion in this morning's passage demonstrated risk-taking faith. What would it look like for you to have this same kind of risk-taking faith in your own life?
· Pastor Andrew taught us that humility does not undermine faith. Rather, faith and humility go hand in hand. How do you see this play out in practice?
· We worship a God who can do the impossible. How have you seen God work miracles in your life and in the lives of people you care about?