Worthy beyond Words (Luke 7:1-17)
Gearl Spicer, October 10, 2021
Part of the Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Luke 7:1–17 (Listen)
7:1 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. 3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
11 Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus
Worthy beyond Words
How do you handle pain when it impacts the ones you love?
"When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying,
He is worthy for you to grant this to him; for he loves our nation
And it was he who built us or synagogue." vs. 4-5
"For this reason I do not consider myself worthy to come to You, but
Just say the word, and my servant will be healed." vs. 7
"And he came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a
halt. And He said, Young man, I say to you, arise!" vs. 14
Jesus was seen through someone else's eyes:
*Recognized His authority
*Realized His power
*Acknowledged His position
"Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to
The crowd that was following Him, I say to you, not even in Israel have I
Found such great faith." vs. 9
I. Centurion's faith - vs. 1-10
A. The testimony was evident about Jesus
B. He reached out to the only one who had an answer
C. He was in pursuit of God
D. He saw Jesus through the eyes of worthiness
E. He trusted in the power of His word
II. Weeping widow - vs. 11-17
A. Jesus appeared at the exact time of her greatest need
B. Jesus showed compassion that engulfed the situation
C. Jesus comfort led to His action
D. Jesus changed both lives forever
E. Jesus was glorified by all who witnessed the miracle
Death was defeated and Life was sustained!
Do you trust Him with your greatest problem?