Savior Recognized (vs 22)
- In Mark 7:25 she had heard of him and tracked him down.
Silent Reception (vs 23)
Sure Resistance (vs 23)
- Other people.
- Sometimes you are not in the position of the woman in the text, sometimes you’re in the position of the disciples providing the resistance.
Selfishness Rebuked (vs 24)
- Jesus said this isn’t about you.
Suffering Reiterated (vs 25)
- Now she’s worshipping.
- Humble and humiliated.
- She came and aired out her dirty laundry.
- Some of you are too dignified to get an answer to prayer.
- Reminds me of the lady who said, Well, I just don’t believe in making such a fuss about my religion. To which the reply was, Lady, if I didn’t have anymore religion than you did, I wouldn’t make a fuss about it either.
- Desperation isn’t faith. It helps you get to Jesus Christ, but it isn’t faith.
- Esau was desperate according to Hebrews 12:16-17.
- Not to undermine her desperation because it makes her prayer effectual.
Sound Reason (vs 26)
- There are so many reasons why God should not answer my prayers.
- The first of which is because of who I am and because of who He is.
Stronger Rebuttal (vs 27)
- Prayer answered because I am exactly who He said I am; that’s the bad news. The good news is He is exactly who He said He is.
Satisfied Request (vs 28)
- She went home and her daughter was sitting up and I imagine she said, Momma, you won’t believe what happened! My headache went away and all the bad thoughts went away and for the first time I feel happy. And I imagine she grabbed her daughter and embraced her with tears streaming down her face.
- Mark 7:30 That crumb went a long way. It fed my daughter and it fed me.