Elevate Service Updates
for May 22nd service
Sunday, May 22nd, 11:15am-12:15pm
1206 Lyttleton Street
Sermon Note Summaries (thanks to Katianne Rickwood)
May 8 Sermon Notes:
May 8, 2016 (Mother’s day) Matthew 15: 21-28 Angie
Matthew 15: 21-28
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
Who are we? Who shapes us?
She was a canaanite woman, We don’t actually know that much about her except that she has at least 1 kid.
Weird conversation – at first he ignores her (not unusual, men and women didn’t really talk), but she was persistent.
Do we have a persistent faith as mothers?
Jesus was an expert on faith, he searched for it as a jewel and always rejoiced when he found it, didn’t always find it.
How can we practice such faith?
Crossed boundaries – She was a woman talking to a man and a Gentile talking to a Jew. Prepared to cross any obstacle to come to Jesus for help. Whatever barriers, we must be willing to cross them.
Persistent - To help this child, she was willing to cry out over and over, make a nuisance of herself. She wanted to get help. She didn’t care what it took, she had a vision for her child and needed to make it happen. Dog analogy – the dog that satres at you while you eat doesn’t care how long it takes. The determination that you will seek the best for your children is one of the attributes of a Godly mother
- Trusted Jesus – “True sir that I have no claim on you”, but there is grace, she knew there would be mercy for her, and Jesus recognized her great faith. Life is not always fair, many things will be hard for our children, but teaching them that there is grace for us in our humility.