Near and Far

Series: Life of Christ

Near and Far

August 06, 2023 | David Deputy

Series Information

The Life of Christ series is a comprehensive study of the life of Jesus Christ, from before His birth to His last breath. Using accounts from all four of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), we hear Jesus' teaching to His audience then and to us today.

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The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith (Matthew 15:21-28)

  1. Jesus heads north to Tyre and Sidon.
  2. Syrophoenician woman is named  and her daughter is named  ; they are outsiders.
  3. She acknowledges Jesus:
    • As Lord.
    • As  .
    • As the only hope for her daughter.
  4. Jesus reaffirms his mission priority to the Jews.
  5. Falling to her knees, she  Jesus.
  6. She didn’t want to take what belonged to Israel, only to feed on the crumbs.
  7. Jesus responds by  her faith, and then by  her daughter.


  1. God is love and he is loving, but …
  2. Matthews’ audience was primarily Jewish; It was important that they see Jesus as their messiah.
  3. God is a God of  .
  4. Israel was still God’s chosen people with the responsibility to bless the world.
  5. Salvation and  are to the Jew first and then the Gentile.
  6. God doesn’t show partiality.
  7. God gave us all we needed:
    • Jesus, to pay the price for our sin.
    • Christ’s  .
  8. Pursue Jesus in prayer, persistently.

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