On Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Wildwood Community Church I preached a sermon based on Matthew 15:21-28. This message was part 4 in the “Sink or Stand” sermon series. Below are a series of questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion.
- Read Matthew 15:21-28
- To what degree do you see “entitled” attitudes in our world today? To what degree do you see an “entitled” attitude in yourself?
- For many reasons (noted in the message today) the Canaanite woman had virtually no argument for why Jesus should help her. What are some of the things we may want to cling to as to why we think God “should” help us? Have you ever stopped to think that you are as “argument-less” as this Canaanite woman?
- If you were to characterize your faith in Jesus right now . . . is it more like the Faithless Pharisees, Peter’s “little faith,” or the Canaanite woman’s “great faith”? Why do you answer the way you do?
- In this passage the woman demonstrates her faith by leaving her former ways, coming to Jesus, humbly worshipping Him, and persisting in belief (even when things were hard). Of these things mentioned, what is something the Lord is challenging you to do as you grow your faith in Him?
- What is one particular application you took away from this message?
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