Luke 7:1-10 is the basis for today’s message. Here we find Jesus in his adult hometown of Capernaum, where he met a high-ranking Roman soldier known as a centurion. The scene involved the centurion’s slave near death, thereby needing Jesus’ help. Oddly enough, the centurion was well-respected by the local Jews because he had supported a new Jewish house of worship known as a synagogue. The Jewish elders spoke highly of the centurion and they encouraged Jesus to heal his slave. This is highly unusual on two accounts: First, that a Roman military man would build or fund a synagogue and second, that the JewishRead More →