Guardians Of Ancora Bible Plan: Jesus And The Roman Officer

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

WELCOME TO THESE DEVOTIONS AND TO GUARDIANS OF ANCORA!

IT WAS AN EMERGENCY...

At what point do you call the doctor? It’s not always easy to judge, but it’s a good idea not to leave it too long, especially if it’s serious. After all, you don’t want to be too late...

Perhaps the doctor will send the patient off to the hospital, or simply prescribe rest, along with medication. But sometimes it may be that there is nothing that can be done and it’s only a matter of time.

It was definitely very serious, if not critical, at the Roman officer’s house in Capernaum.

Quick! Jesus must come now! He would be able to do something when all else had failed.

One of the most frequently prayed prayers is just one word: ‘Help!’ The Roman officer knew that Jesus would help. And, of course, he did. Is there anything you need to ask Jesus for help with? Do it. Now!

TALKABOUT

What big thought are you going to keep thinking about after hearing this Bible story?

TALKING WITH GOD TOGETHER

Check out the Family Hub on the Guardians of Ancora website for more family fun around the story ‘Jesus and the Roman Officer’. Search for ‘Friendship bracelets’ and make two bracelets each. When you look at your bracelet, or see a friend wearing one, say thank you to God for friends – and remember the Roman officer and his friends who went to Jesus.

PLAYING GUARDIANS OF ANCORA?

Visit your usual app store and search for ‘Guardians of Ancora’. The app is totally free to download and play: there are no hidden costs.

Install and open the app. Then choose your game character. Set up individual accounts on the device to each have a character.

Visit the Training Room to learn about how to play and to meet Fabula, the chief storyteller of Ancora, who will join you on your adventures.

Now you are ready to visit the Spire District and play a Bible Quest. Tap on the ‘game-controller’ button to open a carousel of Quests: scroll to ‘Jesus and the Roman Officer’ and touch to play the first chapter.

You’ll find yourself in the town of Capernaum. There are lots of Roman soldiers on the streets – perhaps a visit to the Roman base might help you find out what’s going on?