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From now until the end of May, we will be examining the miracles of Jesus as recounted throughout the gospels.

With God’s power, Jesus preformed many miracles. Jesus performed these miracles to help people know God’s love for them. In this story, Jesus heals a centurion’s servant. A centurion was an officer in charge of over a hundred soldiers in the Roman army.

The Centurion’s Servant
Luke 7:1-10

Jesus entered a town called Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave. The slave was very ill and close to death. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to ask Jesus to come and heal his slave.

The elders came to Jesus and pleaded, “He is worthy of having you do this for him. He loves our people. He built our synagogue.”

Jesus went with the men toward the centurion’s home. The centurion saw Jesus off in the distance. He went to Jesus and said, “I am not worthy to have you under my roof. Just speak your word and let my servant be healed.”

Jesus replied, “I have never seen such faith.”

When the centurion and his men returned home, the servant was in good health.

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