Series Faith in a Strange Place

A conqueror, soldier, and member of the Roman occupying force in the Galilee expresses a level of faith that is extraordinary. Not only is it seen in his concern for the people he has helped conquer, it is seen in his compassion for a servant boy—a response unheard of in an empire where slaves were viewed as disposal goods.

Dates September 1-5, 2014
# of Programs 5
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder
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Part 1 - 09/01/14

Discover what a centurion can teach us about trusting in the Lord

Called to identify a model of faithfulness, most people in the crowd would have pointed to a religious leader or one of the disciples as their example. Imagine the shock when Jesus chose a Roman soldier as the epitome of faith! It’s a brand-new study in Matthew 8.

Part 2 - 09/02/14

Discover a Roman soldier’s love for God’s people, and the faith that selfless compassion reveals

It’s easy to love those who love you back. But it’s much harder to love those who despise you!

Part 3 - 09/03/14

Let’s continue our study on the Roman centurion in Matthew 8

It’s been said that the best test of a person’s character is how he treats people who have nothing to offer. How this soldier cared for those close to him is a good example for all of us!

Part 4 - 09/04/14

How to live for an audience and approval of One

Though we may deny it at times, most of us care what people think of us. Our self-image is often wrapped up in the opinions of others! It’s a lesson learned from a Roman centurion.

Part 5 - 09/05/14

Let’s conclude our study on the Roman centurion in Matthew 8

Want to know how to shock and amaze God? This soldier said something that astonished Jesus, and in so doing, gave us an inspiring example.

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