A Soldier's Faith Luke 7:1-10

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1. An unusual event

1.1. Soldier ask for healing

1.2. A gentile that was helping to occupy Judea

1.3. A seasoned fighting man would rose to the ranks of the Roman army

1.4. But somehow trusted God

1.5. The Centurion Worshiped God

1.6. Gods people need to submit themselves to God and his powerful word

2. Luke 7:1-10

2.1. Luke 7:1 (NLT) 1 When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people, he returned to Capernaum.

2.2. Luke 7:2 (NLT) 2 At that time the highly valued slave of a Roman officer was sick and near death.

2.3. Luke 7:3 (NLT) 3 When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some respected Jewish elders to ask him to come and heal his slave.

2.4. Luke 7:4 (NLT) 4 So they earnestly begged Jesus to help the man. “If anyone deserves your help, he does,” they said,

2.5. Luke 7:5 (NLT) 5 “for he loves the Jewish people and even built a synagogue for us.”

2.6. Luke 7:6 (NLT) 6 So Jesus went with them. But just before they arrived at the house, the officer sent some friends to say, “Lord, don’t trouble yourself by coming to my home, for I am not worthy of such an honor.

2.7. Luke 7:7 (NLT) 7 I am not even worthy to come and meet you. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.

2.8. Luke 7:8 (NLT) 8 I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.”

2.9. Luke 7:9 (NLT) 9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!”

2.10. Luke 7:10 (NLT) 10 And when the officer’s friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed.

3. The centurion worshiped God

3.1. Approached Jesus through intermediaries

3.1.1. Jews would have despised him

3.1.2. He was a Gentiles at worshiped the God of Israel

3.1.3. He had built a synagogue for the Jews in Capernaum

3.1.3.1. It is still standing

3.1.3.2. The ruins are still standing and you can see Jewish Motifs carved in the stone

3.2. Remarkably Jesus announced he had "not found such great faith even in Israel"

3.2.1. Luke 7:9 (NLT) 9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!”

4. The Centurion Cared for his servant

4.1. Different than normal Roman soldiers or a slave owners of that day

4.1.1. Slaves Were thought of as being no better than animals

4.1.2. The Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “A slave is a living tool, just as a tool is an inanimate slave.”

4.1.3. A common saying among the Romans was that the only difference between a slave, a beast, and a cart was that the slave could talk.

4.2. In Roman law the master possess to the power of life and death over his slave

4.2.1. He had to be tough to get to where he was

4.2.2. Yet he had compassion for his dying servant

5. The Centurion believed in Jesus

5.1. His request showed that he believed

5.1.1. Everybody was talking about Jesus the miracle worker

5.2. Please send Schurian addressed Jesus as Lord

5.2.1. Luke 7:6 (NLT) 6 So Jesus went with them. But just before they arrived at the house, the officer sent some friends to say, “Lord, don’t trouble yourself by coming to my home, for I am not worthy of such an honor.

5.2.2. Title of respect and even submission

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5.2.3. He felt unworthy to have Jesus in his house

5.2.4. He knew the distance was no problem for Jesus

6. The Centurion knew the power of Jesus's word

6.1. He recognized authority

6.1.1. Even in spiritual things

6.1.2. New it very well being a soldier

6.1.2.1. No questions, Just action

6.1.2.2. There is great peace that comes from not having to understand everything

6.1.2.3. Because the centurion recognized and trusted Jesus is authority, Jesus marveled at the man's faith

7. The Word is alive

7.1. Hebrews 4:12 (NLT) 12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

7.2. The Bible is the infallible word of God therefore we need to...

7.2.1. Read it

7.2.1.1. Psalm 1:1–2 (NLT) 1 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.

7.2.1.2. You can read through the entire Bible in a year by reading only 12 minutes a day.

7.2.2. Memorize it

7.2.2.1. Deuteronomy 11:18–21 (NLT) 18 “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors.

7.2.2.2. Matthew 4:4 (NLT) 4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

7.2.3. Pray it

7.2.3.1. When you pray the word of God you know you are praying according to his will

7.2.3.2. Genesis 32:12 (NLT) 12 But you promised me, ‘I will surely treat you kindly, and I will multiply your descendants until they become as numerous as the sands along the seashore—too many to count.’ ”

7.2.3.3. 1 John 5:13–14 (NLT) 13 I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. 14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.

7.2.4. Do it

7.2.4.1. James 1:22 (NLT) 22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

7.2.4.2. James 1:23–24 (NLT) 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.

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