2008-08-24 — Proof And The Christian Faith

Church Year: Pentecost 15:
Date: August 24, 2008

Theme: Proof And The Christian Faith

Adapted from a sermon written by Pastor Michael Roehl

– Matthew 15:21-28

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 396 : Oh, For a Faith That Will Not Shrink Hymnary.org link
TLH 381 : I Know my Faith is Founded Hymnary.org link
WS 775 : Thy Strong Word Hymnary.org link
TLH 45 : Now, the Hour of Worship O'er Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

Theme: Proof And The Christian Faith

Adapted from a sermon written by Pastor Michael Roehl

Matthew 15:21-28

The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly. (ESV)