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Luke 7:1-10 (TNIV) <ul><li>    He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: &quot;Lord, d...
Luke 7:1-10 (TNIV) <ul><li>    9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, h...
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Go and Serve with a Soldier’s Faith
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Nameless soldier

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. A NAMELESS SOLDIER WITH SOLID FAITH Luke 7:1-10
  • 2. Luke 7:1-10 (TNIV) <ul><li>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, &quot;This man deserves to have you do this, 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.&quot; 6 So Jesus went with them. </li></ul>
  • 3. Luke 7:1-10 (TNIV) <ul><li>    He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: &quot;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.&quot; </li></ul>
  • 4. Luke 7:1-10 (TNIV) <ul><li>    9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, &quot;I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.&quot; 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well. </li></ul>
  • 5. It’s another story of a nameless person who impresses Jesus with their faith
  • 6. Commitment <ul><li>Lord, I believe that all things are possible with you. Since by your command the Universe exists, my problems are small potatoes. Just say the word and it’s a done deal. So I put my life and my cares in your hands, oh, God of wonders. </li></ul>
  • 7. Worship with Music
  • 8. How often Jesus found faith in unlikely places! <ul><li>A Syro-Phoenician woman received healing for her demon-possessed daughter by faith in Jesus. (Mark 7:24-30) </li></ul><ul><li>A woman who suffered from years of bleeding ― no name ― but big faith and a place in the annals of history. </li></ul><ul><li>Blind people, lepers, the lame ― all sorts of people in the margins of life impressed Jesus with their faith. </li></ul>
  • 9. Such heroes were not from the upper crust of society <ul><li>Jesus’ most scathing remarks were aimed at the pompous, religious stuffed shirts. </li></ul><ul><li>Heroes were (Good?) Samaritans, tax collectors, prostitutes and the like. </li></ul><ul><li>It isn’t status or achievement that gets God’s attention. It is faith in this man, also considered marginal (nothing about him that we’d be drawn to him…Isaiah 53) Jesus, that counts. </li></ul>
  • 10. Communion. Remembering that His death sets us free!
  • 11. <ul><li>I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. </li></ul><ul><li>I have decided to follow Jesus as my Lord and Savior. </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Jewish elders come to Jesus, seeking his help for a Good Man who has a heart for the community. </li></ul><ul><li>“ This man deserves to have you do this, since he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.” </li></ul>Today we meet a gentile military man filled with humility and belief in Jesus
  • 13. <ul><li>He has not appeared in person since he considered himself unworthy of Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s another story of desperate faith that calls out to the creator of the universe to set a little matter straight. </li></ul>Today we meet a gentile military man filled with humility and belief in Jesus
  • 14. <ul><li>As Jesus approached the house with where the nearly-sick servant is languishing…servants come running to him. “Our master says there is no need for you to come all the way to his dying servant.” </li></ul><ul><li>I’m a soldier and I know how the chain-of-command works. I say “Go and do thus and such…and people obey me” </li></ul>Jesus responds quickly: Our faith + his compassion gets him moving!
  • 15. <ul><li>“ I know that that’s how it works with you, Jesus. Just say the word, since I am unworthy to have you enter my home.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ So just say the word, Lord.” </li></ul>Jesus responds quickly: Our faith + his compassion gets him moving!
  • 16. <ul><li>Jesus turned to the crowd to say: I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>The sick one is healed instantly! </li></ul>What amazes Jesus? Such simple, total, believing faith!
  • 17. <ul><li>This is what we say about religious leaders, “You have pull with God since you are trained and a leader.” </li></ul><ul><li>Is this how it works? Does the record (Bible) bear this out? </li></ul><ul><li>Faith is everybody’s key to wonders and victory! </li></ul>Who has special connections with God?
  • 18. <ul><li>While religious leaders were frowning, doubting and checking out Jesus’ pedigree, the lame got up and walked, the blind were given sight. </li></ul><ul><li>Deep faith impresses God, and gets a mighty victorious response. </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Centurion, we salute you…we the marginal people of the world. </li></ul>Who has special connections with God?
  • 19. <ul><li>Relationships in a mess? </li></ul><ul><li>Addictions have you in chains? </li></ul><ul><li>Failure has you neutralized? </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling far from God? </li></ul><ul><li>Treading water or losing ground? </li></ul>What ails us that is waiting for the command of the long distance physician?
  • 20. <ul><li>The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. </li></ul><ul><li>In my distress I called to the Lord. </li></ul><ul><li>From his temple he heard my voice. </li></ul><ul><li>He parted the waters and came down. </li></ul><ul><li>He reached down from on high and took hold of me. </li></ul><ul><li>He rescued me from my powerful enemy </li></ul>Psalm 18 is a song of God’s immediate response to our plight
  • 21. <ul><li>We have a friend who hears our cry. </li></ul><ul><li>He responds to our faith, even in times of confusion and terror. </li></ul><ul><li>He longs to set our feet on solid ground. </li></ul><ul><li>He may heal us or he may choose to walk with us through the storm. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the good life! </li></ul>Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever
  • 22. Worship with Music
  • 23. Prayer Requests
  • 24. Commitment <ul><li>Lord, I believe that all things are possible with you. Since by your command the Universe exists, my problems are small potatoes. Just say the word and it’s a done deal. So I put my life and my cares in your hands, oh, God of wonders. </li></ul>
  • 25. Go and Serve with a Soldier’s Faith

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