Jesus and the Soldier – Matthew 8
One day Jesus entered a town called Capernaum and a soldier, called a centurion, came to him and pleaded with him saying “Lord, my servant lies home very sick of the palsy.” And Jesus said to him “I will come and heal him.”
But the soldier answered and said “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come to my house but speak the word only, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man with authority, and I have soldiers under me and I say to this one Go, and he goes, and to another Come, and he comes, and to my servant Do this, and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this he marveled, and said to those that followed him “Truly I say to you, I have not found so great faith in all of Israel.” And Jesus said to the soldier “Go your way, and as you have believed, so be it done to you.”
And the soldier’s servant was healed in the very same hour.
Memory Verse: Matthew 8:13 “And Jesus said to the soldier “Go your way, and as you have believed, so be it done to you.”
1 Why didn’t the soldier want Jesus to come to his house? Answer: He said he was unworthy for Jesus to come to his house.
2 What was most special about the soldier’s belief that Jesus could heal his servant? Answer: He believed that Jesus did not have to come to his house to heal, but he just had to speak the word
3 What did Jesus say to the people when he heard what the soldier said? Answer: He said he had not seen so great a faith in all of Israel.
4 What did Jesus say to the soldier. Answer: He said that as the soldier believed, it was done.
5 What happened to the servant? Answer: He was healed the very same hour.