The Great Faith of a Gentile Woman
Topic: PM Service Passage: Mark 7:24–30
The Gentile woman in this text exhibited great faith and understanding beyond many others that met Jesus. Her faith should serve as an example for us all and the miracle of her daughter’s healing was a prelude to the great salvation that Christ brings to all peoples.
I. The Request of Faith
II. The Rebuttal from Christ
A. First reaction to Christ’s words
B. Why did Jesus say what he did?
III. The Response of the Woman
A. Was she just extremely clever?
B. Was she truly understanding?
C. Had she really “bested” Jesus?
IV. The Reward of Faith
A. Not just the right set of words
B. The faith that the words represent