Today we’ll take a look at Matthew 8:5-13. Here, we meet a centurion whose servant is terribly sick. This powerful centurion goes straight to the one man he knows can help: Jesus! And when Jesus asks, “Shall I come and heal him?” the centurion shows unbelievable respect for God! He understood that God set the world in motion and that respect is the proper response to the awesome character of God.
Our Bottom Line this week: Respect God because He’s in charge of everything.
Memory verse: 1 Peter 2:17 “Show proper respect to everyone.” (NIrV)
Things to talk about: Ask a kid: When is it hardest for you to show respect?
Ask a parent: Share a story about a time when you showed respect even though you didn’t feel like it.