Saturday, February 6, 2016

Through Faith

Matthew 8:5-13

A man in authority comes to Jesus, obviously desperate because he is "pleading" with him. Even after Jesus commits to arriving at the centurion's house, he will not allow Jesus to journey with him. Rather, he recognizes his sin ("I am not worthy") and Jesus' power and authority ("only speak a word"). Jesus stands in amazement at the man's faith, and then declares to those following him that many in Israel will not enter the kingdom of heaven while those from the far reaches of the earth will enter because of faith.

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