52: Sign Language – Is Jesus Impressed With Me?
May 21, 2023
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What do you think amazes Jesus?
Luke 7:1-3 (NLT)
1 When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people, he returned to Capernaum. 2 At that time the highly valued slave of a Roman officer was sick and near death. 3 When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some respected Jewish elders to ask him to come and heal his slave.
Luke 7:4-5 (NLT)
4 So they earnestly begged Jesus to help the man. “If anyone deserves your help, he does,” they said, 5 “for he loves the Jewish people and even built a synagogue for us.”
Luke 7:6-8 (NLT)
6 So Jesus went with them. But just before they arrived at the house, the officer sent some friends to say, “Lord, don’t trouble yourself by coming to my home, for I am not worthy of such an honor. 7 I am not even worthy to come and meet you. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. 8 I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.”
“Even if God never does another good thing for me…I already have more than I deserve in Jesus.”
– Timothy Keller
Luke 7:7b (NLT)
Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.
Luke 7:9-10 (NLT)
9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!” 10 And when the officer’s friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed.
Mark 6:3 (NLT)
3 Then they scoffed, “He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.
Mark 6:6 (NLT)
6 And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then Jesus went from village to village, teaching the people.
Two things that amaze Jesus: Great Faith & Lack of Faith
Faith does not put contingencies on God.
It’s not, “God, I’ll trust you if…”
But rather, “God, I’ll trust you even if…”
An unshakable faith is a faith anchored to the person of Jesus.
Do we have the kind of faith that amazes Jesus?
What part of the service amazed you the most?
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