21 February 2021

The faith of the centurion Matthew 8:5-13

We meet the man who made Jesus marvel:

A. He recognised the scope of Jesus’ authority

Question 1: How should we read these verses within the context of the Sermon on the Mount?
Question 2: In which areas of your life is Jesus’ authority not recognized?
Question 3: What steps can you take to put that right?
Question 4: How does keeping a heavenly perspective change how you look at life now?

B. He represented Jesus’ universality

Consider: Meditate on the universality of Jesus’ claim on your life, perhaps while reading Philippians 2:6-11
Question 5: What type of person are you inclined to view as being exempt from his invitation?
Question 6: If you are yet to receive the invitation, what will you do about it?
Question 7: If you have received the invitation, who are you going to share the invitation with?