THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: FAITH CAN HEAL
Adult/Young Adult Topic: JUST SAY THE WORD
Printed Text: Luke 7:1-10
KEY VERSE: Luke 7:7 (NIV) That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: People often have faith in others based on their good reputation. How does one demonstrate that trust? The centurion in the book of Luke demonstrated his trust in Jesus’ ability to heal by telling Him just to speak a word.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: The healing Jesus gives reveals the authority He has to reverse the conditions of those in need. He need not be physically present to respond. Anyone can share in the benefits that Jesus offers, if faith is exercised. The centurion’s faith is an example that should not stand alone. Luke is asking his readers to have the faith of the centurion.
PRAYER: Eternal God, we pray that you would teach us daily how to trust in you and not doubt. Strengthen our resolve to say yes to your will and to your way in our lives. We give you thanks for your faithfulness to us and your promise never to leave us alone. We rest assured in the fact that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen