Jesus crossed paths with several people as he moved towards the City of Jerusalem, where he was arrested, crucified and later rose from the dead. As we look at the lives of those Christ encountered and how they were changed, we can learn some things about ourselves and what Christ wants to do in our own lives.

Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson

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Corresponding Scripture: Matthew 15:21-28

21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

March 14, 2021: “The Desperate Faith of a Canaanite Woman”