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Jesus heals a Centurion's servant

A centurion shows great faith.
Contributed by Sweet Publishing
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Hindi, Simplified Chinese
A Roman centurion, had a servant who had become paralysed, in terrible pain and close to dying. – Slide 1
The Centurion and his soldiers were garrisoned just outside Capernaum, the town where Jesus was staying as he taught around Galilee. – Slide 2
The Centurion went to some respected Jewish leaders in Capernaum and asked them to ask Jesus to come and heal his servant. – Slide 3
They found Jesus and begged, ‘If anyone deserves your help, this Centurion does for he loves the Jewish people and even built a synagogue for us.’ – Slide 4
Jesus went towards the Roman Centurions house. Jews would not normally go into the house of a non-Jew. Just before Jesus came to the house the Centurion sent some friends with a message for Jesus. – Slide 5
‘Lord, don’t trouble yourself by coming to my home, for I am not worthy of such an honour or meeting you. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. 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. If I say to my servants, “Do this,” they do it.’ – Slide 6
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. – Slide 7
Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, ‘I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!’  – Slide 8
When the officer’s friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed. – Slide 9
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