Sermon 09 Sep 2018

How desperate are you? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: The Syro-Phoenician woman was desperate.  She sacrificed her pride and dignity to fall at Jesus’ feet, pleading earnestly like a common beggar.  Jesus’ response seems harsh, but it accomplished three things:

  • It tested the woman’s faith, which passed the test
  • It challenged everyone else’s faith: is answered prayer worth the humiliation?
  • It declared to all Jesus’ followers what He had spoken: when you ask, never give up

Lectionary: Isaiah 35:4-7; Psalm 146:1-10; James 2:8-13; Mark 7:24-37

Referenced Scriptures: Matthew 6:21

Recording – Sermon, and ministry time with Lloyd Cornell:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnQsOEbOj8aIG9gFD