After Jesus had finished saying all these things in the hearing of the people, he went to Capernaum. There a centurion’s servant, whom he valued highly, was sick and about to die. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him to ask him to come and save his servant’s life. So they went to Jesus and begged him repeatedly, “He deserves to have this done for him, because he loves our people and built our synagogue for us.”
So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to tell Jesus, “Sir, stop troubling yourself. For I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. That’s why I didn’t presume to come to you. But just say the word, and let my servant be healed. For I, too, am a man under authority and have soldiers under me. I say to one ‘Go’ and he goes, to another ‘Come’ and he comes, and to my servant ‘Do this’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found this kind of faith!” Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant in perfect health.Luke 7:1-10
Now we are back into synoptic narrative so we have good comparative raw material. The parallel passage here is Matthew 8:1, 5-13
Mat 8:1 When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him. . . . The healing of a leper . . .
And when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him, and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented.” Jesus *said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion said, “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. “For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
Now when Jesus heard this, He marvelled and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel. “I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed that very moment.Matt 8:1, 5-13
And what about the story in John 4:46-54 . . . John is not a synoptic gospel, but can this story be considered as a parallel of Matthew and Luke’s accounts of the centurion’s servant? You decide.
Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a royal official whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and was imploring Him to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.
Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.”
The royal official *said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
Jesus *said to him, “Go; your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off.
As he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his son was living. So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. Then they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives”; and he himself believed and his whole household.
This is again a second sign that Jesus performed when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.John 4:46-54
Well your job now is to work out what are the parallel passages and then begin a comparison and work out where are the parts of the story that require your / our attention.
Time for me to leave you in peace to work on it. But first some more quotes to keep you stimulated.
When God wants to give us a gift he often wraps it in a problem, the bigger the gift the bigger the problem, just keep unwrapping.Paul Scanlon
The more you upgrade your mind, the more you upgrade your life! You upgrade your electronics – upgrade your thinking!Rick Godwin
You SEE things differently when you THINK differently! (That’s what Deeper Bible is all about)Ian Vail
God has no iPhone , but I talk to Him, He has no Facebook, but He is still my friend, He does not have a twitter, but I still follow Him.Rick Godwin