A Man Unworthy to Have Jesus in His House -- Luke 7:6
As Jesus traveled to the house of a centurion to heal his servant, the centurion told Jesus to heal his servant with a word, because he was unworthy for Jesus to enter his house. Yet, the elders of the Jewish people thought he was worthy and earnestly pleaded for Jesus to help this centurion and his servant because this centurion loved their people and had built their synagogue. In class discussion, you might ask people what they have done to make themselves worthy to invite Jesus into their house or into their hearts. No matter how good we (or others) may think we are, none of us are worthy to have Jesus in our house or heart. Jesus shows His grace, love, and mercy to us when we humbly ask Jesus into our home and heart and He enters in. When we repent of our sins and trust in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He will come into our hearts and make us a clean dwelling where He can remain with us forever. He will fill us with the Holy Spirit, Who will empower and guide us to follow and serve Him.
For the Love of God's Word,
L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.