The Healing Of The
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A military style hat, jacket or sunglasses.
As many 8.5"x11" blank papers as the number of children in your
class, pens, pencils and crayons.
Two pieces of butcher paper and a marker.
A cape or piece of fabric that can be used as a cape.
This is a military form of "Simon Says." Explain to your class that
you will give them commands beginning with the words "Sergeant
Says." They must obey these commands to stay in the game. If you
give a command without first saying "Sergeant Says" all students
that follow the command need to sit down.
If you have one available to you, wear some kind of military style
hat, jacket or even sunglasses. Give your commands in military
fashion, for example, "Attention! Salute! March in place! At ease!”
etc. Give one or two other children a chance to be the "sergeant."
Have you ever met a soldier, perhaps someone in the army or
navy? Maybe you've read about soldiers or seen them in a movie or
parade. What does a soldier do?
Our scripture today is about a soldier. He lived during the time of
Jesus here on earth. This soldier or Centurion as he is called, was a
rather unique man. He was actually a leader over other soldiers.
He was different than the people around him. He was not a Jewish
man, but was a Gentile (that's anyone who is not Jewish). He did
not act like many of the people around him. Let's find out more
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hear ing o f the p eop le , He en t ered Cap ernau m .
And a c er t ain c en tu r ion 's s erv an t , w ho w as dear t o
h im , w as s i c k and ready t o d i e .
Jesus had been teaching the multitudes from Judea, Jerusalem,
Tyre and Sidon and was now entering Capernaum. In that town
lived a Roman Centurion. The word “centurion” is related to th