Prompts for ‘Jesus and the Roman Officer’

Select two or three of these prompts from “Jesus and the Roman Officer” to consider together, in a group.

  • This army officer really trusted Jesus. How much do you trust Jesus to listen to and help you?
  • What happened in this story? Is it what you thought would happen?

Prompts to help players pray

  • What message will you send Jesus today? (It could be a coded message.)
  • Do you know someone who is sick but isn’t getting better? Tell God how you feel about that.
  • It is easy to forget to pray. What will remind you to pray for someone who is ill?
  • “Walk” two fingers as though you are walking with Jesus to the Roman officer’s home. What will you talk about?

Prompts to help players ponder the great things of God

  • The army officer sent some Jewish leaders to Jesus. What did they find out about him?
  • How could Jesus heal the sick man without knowing what was wrong with him?
  • The army officer thought he wasn’t good enough for Jesus. What makes you good enough to welcome Jesus?

Prompts to help players explore the Bible story

  • The army officer only ever sent messengers to Jesus. He never met Jesus himself. Why is that?
  • Jesus was surprised at the army officer. What have you said or done that might surprise Jesus?
  • Imagine you’re near Jesus when he is invited to the officer’s home. Would you want to find out what happens?

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