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The Persistence of the Canaanite MotherA Poem for all Mothers. Read more ... »

Mt 15: 21-28

By Rev. Dr. Sergio E. ArevaloTuloy Po Kayo! (Welcome!). Read more ... », Jr.

August 17, 2014 (10th Sunday after Pentecost613 Laws Summarize Into Two. Read more ... »)

Introduction

Today in the WordProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » relates this storyThe Protagonist Narrates the Trailer of His Story, His Avid Fan Does not Like it. Read more ... ». Persistence paid off for American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the planet Pluto.Clyde-Tombaugh-4

After astronomers calculated a probable orbit for this “suspected” heavenly body, Tombaugh took up the search in March 1929.

TimeThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... » magazine recorded the investigation: He examined scores of telescopic photographs each showing tens of thousands of star images in pairs under the dual microscope. It often took three days to scan a single pair. It was exhausting, eye-cracking work–in his own wordsHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... », “brutal, tediousness.” It went on for months. Star by star, he examined 20 million images.

Then on February 18, 1930, as he was blinking at a pair of photographs in the constellation Gemini, ‘I suddenly came upon the image of Pluto!”

It was the most dramatic astronomic discoveryA Man Accidentally Found Hidden Treasure in Other’s Field. Look What Did He Sacrifice to Get It.. Read more ... » in nearly 100 years. (November 26, 1991).

Tombaugh was so persistent in his job, and he was successful. Probably this kind of persistence was with the mother in our passage, the Canaanite womanJesus’ Strategy of Evangelism. Read more ... ».

I. The Pleading of the Woman

The Canaanite mother pleaded for her daughter. A mother knows the feeling of having a child sufferingBear Jesus’ Yoke to Unburden Your Yoke. Read more ... » from sicknessLazarus’ Raising as a Proof of Resurrection. Read more ... » or anything. A mother does not sleepThe Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Read more ... » wellJesus’ Strategy of Evangelism. Read more ... » just to see and feel if her child is okay. There is a saying“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... » in the PhilippinesProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... », “Ang mga anakMother’s Value Far Exceeds the Finest Jewels. Read more ... » ay di pinadadapuan ng lamok habang natutulog.” (The mother protects her childrenJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » from mosquitoes while they are sleepingThe Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Read more ... ».)

How much more the situation of this woman in our passage. Her daughter was suffering from demonJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » possession! She would do everything she could for her suffering daughter. Nobody could heal her, then, she heard about JesusWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » who was healing“I was Blind, Now I See”. Read more ... » the sickThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... », casting out demons, doing a lot of miracles, and many more.Christ and the Canaanite Woman Juan de Flandes, c. 1500

The woman was having hope by just thinking that Jesus could make miracles for her suffering daughter. So when the opportunity came to meet Jesus, she pleaded to Him, “Have mercyMary Praises the Greatness of God. Read more ... » on me, LordCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... », SonWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed!”

Even thought she was rejected by Jesus at first time due to His priority that day, she still plead him, “Lord, help me!” Again for the second time she was rejected, but she argued with Jesus showing her patience, persistence and ultimate hope. “Yes, Lord. But even the puppies eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ tables.” The pleading of the woman was coupled with persistence!

II. The Pastoral MissionCHURCH PLANTING VISION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Read more ... » of Jesus

Jesus’ words in this passage, “I was sent“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... » only to the lost sheepThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... » of the nationProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » of IsraelA Caregiver Wows Israel's X Factor; UK Wows For This Pinoy. Read more ... »,” mean two things: (1) that day his priority was “the lost sheep of Israel.” (2) Jesus said that to test613 Laws Summarize Into Two. Read more ... » the faithThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... » of that woman.

Some BibleThe Logos Becomes Flesh. Read more ... » interpreters believeHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » that originally the mission of Jesus was for the houseHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » of Israel (see, MatthewThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... » 10:5-6). It was to realize the prophecyProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » in the Old TestamentThe Messiah as The Lamb of God. Read more ... » (Exek.34:5-6, 16, read also Acts 3:25-26). Romans 15:8 says, “Now I say that Jesus ChristThe Messiah as The Lamb of God. Read more ... » was a minister of the circumcision for the truthHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » of GodCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... », to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.”

If he was only sent to the house of Israel, why he visited Tyre and Sidon (Phoenicia)? [It was named from its chief cities, and it was located north of upper Galilee], and it was inhabited by GentilesDoes God Repent in Nineveh?. Read more ... ». By mere visiting that placeThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... », Jesus opened his mission for the Gentiles.

Furthermore, probably Jesus tried to test the faith of that woman. And he found out that her faith is unshakable and with persistence.

III. The PrayerPracticing Piety in Front of People. Read more ... » of the Woman is Granted

Jesus saw her faith and so he said to her, LadyJesus is Missing!. Read more ... », your faith is great! What you want is granted.” Wonderful! The woman’s faith was tested and proven strong even in times of sufferings and trialsA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... ».

We are asking many things from God, but most of the time we don’t show our faith. The story of the persistent mother is a model example of faith that moves!canaanite_woman

Conclusion

Dr. Helen Roseveare, missionary to Zaire, told the following story.

A mother at our mission station died after giving birthGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... » to a premature baby. We tried to improvise an incubator to keep the infant alive, but the only hot waterA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... » bottle we had was beyond repair. So we asked the children to prayProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » for the baby and for her sister.

One of the girls responded. ‘Dear God, please send“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... » a hot water bottle today. Tomorrow will be too late because by then the baby will be deadJesus is Missing!. Read more ... ». And dear Lord, send a doll for the sister so she won’t feel so lonely.’

That afternoon a large package arrived from England. The children watched eagerly as we opened it. Much to their surprise, under some clothing was a hot water bottle!

Immediately the girl who had prayed so earnestly started to dig deeper, exclaiming, ‘If God sent that, I’m sure He also sent a doll!’

And she was right! The heavenly FatherThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... » knew in advance of that child’s sincere requests, and 5 months earlier God had led a ladiesJesus is Missing!. Read more ... »’ group to include both of those specific articles (sermonillustrations.comThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... »).

Got prayer requests? Nurture our faith in God! It will comeFollow Me: The Cost of Following Jesus. Read more ... ».

(NOTE: Got seek among you? Call them to the altar, and pray over to them. If you got the chance kindly send me email how God used this messageThe Message of Transfiguration. Read more ... » in your churchProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... », and how God healed“I was Blind, Now I See”. Read more ... » the sick in your congregation. Who knows you might become a blessingThe Eight Beatitudes: Principal Graces of a Christian. Read more ... » and inspiration to others)

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