The Faith of a Centurion | The Life Project


1. The Faith of a Centurion

Posted by Don Merritt on January 23, 2017

Luke 7:1-10

After Jesus had completed His ‘Sermon on the Plain’ He set out for Capernaum and as He was headed there a group of Jewish Elders approached Him with a request. They were pleading for a Roman Centurion, a Gentile; a commander of many Roman troops, for his servant was seriously ill and in need of healing. The Centurion, in spite of appearances, was a good man, probably a God-fearing Gentile, and these Jewish Elders were quite earnest in their pleas, so Jesus set off for the man’s house to heal his servant. As Jesus and His party got close to the house, there was another message from the Centurion:

Source: The Faith of a Centurion | The Life Project

2. Jesus Meets a Grieving Mother
Posted by Don Merritt on January 24, 2017

Luke 7:11-17

After the incident with the Centurion, Jesus approaches a funeral and encounters a grieving mother whose son has recently died. The fact that she is a widow makes the scene even more poignant, for in those days a woman needed a man for support, and a widow without a son would frequently become destitute in a very short time. This widow has just lost her son, and poverty is knocking at her door. Of course, she is also grieving because her son died as any mother would do: This is a double disaster for the woman.

Source: Jesus meets a Grieving Mother – The life Project

3. Jesus and John

Posted by Don Merritt on January 24, 2017


Luke 7:18-35

In so many ways, this is a sad story. It begins when some of the disciples of John the Baptist are sent to ask Jesus if He is really the “One”. Understand that John has been sitting in Herod’s jail for quite some time now, and apparently his mental state has declined to the point where he is beginning to wonder if he was wrong about the identity of Jesus. Have you ever had such a moment when your faith lags and you begin to harbor serious doubts? If so, you have some rather prestigious company.

Source: Jesus and John – the Life Project

4. A Sinful Woman in a Pharisee’s House

Luke 7:36-50

This passage tells the story of Jesus going to the home of a Pharisee named Simon for dinner….

Source: A Sinful Woman in a Pharisee’s House-The Life Project

5. Whoever has ears…

Luke 8:1-15

As we move into chapter 8, Jesus will be speaking in parables quite a bit. In fact, some of the most familiar and beloved of His parables are found right here in Luke, yet sometimes they aren’t easy for us to understand. It is important for us to recognize that Jesus is doing this on purpose for as hard as it may be for us to understand, not everyone is His intended audience.

Does that surprise you?

Source: Whoever has ears…-the Life Project


6.Shining lamps and hidden things

Source: Shining lamps and hidden things

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