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Jesus, Healing and Faith, Matthew 15/Mark 7

January 30, 2011 Speaker: Mark Rist, Ruling Elder

Topic: Sermons Passage: Matthew 15:21–15:28

The story of a Canaanite Gentile woman being told by Jesus that He was only sent to Israel is puzzling at first.  When Jesus insults the woman by calling her a dog, our image of Jesus interacting with sinners is challenged.  But perhaps there is something deeper going on in this story.  Ruling Elder Mark Rist explains the background of this Gospel account, and looks at each of the actors in this drama, especially the disciples and the Pharisees who need to be taught a thing or two about God's love.