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Healing The Centurion’s Servant

Healing The Centurion’s Servant – Miracle of Jesus

Free online resources based on Jesus healing a Roman officer’s servant. This story can be found in the Bible in both Matthew and Luke. See below for links to sermons, stories and entertaining sites for this miracle.

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all the land of Israel!” And when the officer’s friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed. — Luke 7:9-10 <NLT>

Jesus Heals The Centurion’s Servant – Summary

Early in his ministry, Jesus returned to Capernaum and was approached by a Centurion whose favorite servant was near death. Jesus agreed to go and heal the servant, but the Centurion stopped Jesus and said, “just say the word, and my servant will be healed”. Jesus marveled at this profound confession of faith. The Centurion was a Gentile and a Roman officer. But he understood power and authority and knew that Jesus had both. All he needed was a word from Jesus and his servant would live!

This miracle is one of the best lessons on faith in the Bible. The Centurion came to Jesus for a word of healing, but you have a book filled with God’s Word. All through the Bible, you can see God’s complete plan of redemption. Jesus bore the entire curse on your behalf. The more you meditate on the Word of God, and the Centurion’s faith example, you too can pray and speak boldly and receive all that God promises.

But the centurion replied to Him, Lord, I am not worthy or fit to have You come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant boy will be cured…Then to the centurion Jesus said, Go; it shall be done for your as you believed. And the servant boy was restored to health at that very moment.” — Matthew 8:8, 8:13 <AMP>

Read the Centurion’s Servant story in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:

A Roman officer’s faith – Matthew 8:5-13Luke 7:1-10

Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about this miracle.

Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations on the Jesus Healing the Centurion’s Servant

Healing the Centurion’s Servant – A very brief easy-to-read version of the story

The Centurion & Faith That Impresses God – The story of Jesus healing the Centurion’s servant.

Intercessory Faith: The Roman Centurion – A story written by Stuart Kent

The Captain’s Servant – The faithful Centurion’s story in modern language

The Centurion’s Faith – Jesus heals a Centurion’s servant.

Jesus Heals the Roman Centurion’s Servant – A short story based on Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10

Children’s Stories – Original Fiction Based on a Centurion’s Faith

A Soldier’s Faith – Healing of the Centurion’s Servant – A children’s story based on Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10

Claudius: The Roman Centurion with Great Faith – A fictional story of the Centurion miracle

Children’s Activities, Crafts, Coloring Pages, Music, Plays & Poetry for the Centurion Servant Story

The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant – Crossword puzzle, seek & find and quiz based on Luke 7-10

The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant – Coloring and activity pages

Centurion’s Servant – An activity page for the miracle

Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Slave – A short play based on the miracle in Luke 7:1-10

Children’s Sermons & Lessons on Jesus Healing a Centurion’s Servant

The Centurion’s Faith – A brief article on faith

Obey Your Commander – A brief lesson outline based on the Centurion story

Jesus Heals the Centurion’s Servant – Power Point slides with artwork for the centurion story

Healing of the Centurion’s Servant – A children’s lesson based on Wheel of Fortune

The Army Soldier’s Helper – A Sunday School lesson based on the centurion’s story found in Matthew 8:5-13

Centurion’s Servant – PowerPoint slides to help tell the story

Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About the Centurion’s Faith

Jesus Heals the Sick – Additional resources related to healing miracles of Jesus.

Healing of the Centurion’s Servant – A nice summary on the Centurion’s servant being healed by Jesus.

The Faith of the Centurion – A sermon based on Matthew 8:1-17

The Faith of the Centurion – A Study of Luke 7:1-10

The Faith of the Centurion – A scripture study based on Matthew 8:5-13

Faith-for-Healing Lessons From the Roman Centurion – A sermon by Jim Feeney

The Story of the Roman Centurion and His Servant – A nice summary of key points

The Centurion – A long, but very informative discussion of the Centurion story in Matthew and Luke

When Jesus Marveled – Contrasts the unbelief found in Nazareth with the faith found in the Centurion.

The Faith that Amazed the Lord – A sermon based on Matthew 8:5-13

A Kind Master, A Good Servant – A sermon on healing the Centurion’s servant

Centurion – A secular look at Roman Centurions

The Return to Capernaum – Healing of the Centurion’s Servant – Commentary from the book by Alfred Edersheim

Who Brought the Centurion’s Request to Jesus? – A side-by-side comparison of the two accounts (Matthew & Luke)

The Centurion’s Servant Healed – A Q&A on the meanings behind the miracle

Capernaum – An outstanding summary on Capernaum, the setting for the Centurion story

Capernaum – Information and pictures on the the Centurion’s hometown

Capernaum –  Jesus’ Home – Information on the Centurion’s hometown

The Biblical City of Capernaum – A good summary of Capernaum’s role in Jesus’ ministry.


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  1. Javad says:

    Peace be with you,
    Dear friend, I didn’t understsnd which one saying truth!! Matthew 8:5-13 or Luke 7:1-10. Matthew says: centurion himself came to jesusu. but, Luke says: centurion send forth older men to jesus!!

    • says:

      Its a good question. I think both may be true. Keep in mind that these are two different writers. Matthew was most likely an eyewitness and he was writing to a Jewish audience. Luke investigated the life of Jesus and recorded eyewitness testimony several years later. I put a lot of value on Luke’s account because of the meticulous nature of his writing. Perhaps, both accounts are true and Matthew thought it unnecessary to add any middlemen, thinking it was not important. The bottom line is that whether the Centurion came, or sent Jewish representatives, it was his faith in the Word of Jesus that brought healing to his servant.

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