Matt. 15:21-28; Selected Scriptures
I. A RIGHT THEOLOGY (vv. 21-23)
a. She went to Jesus (vv. 21-22; Mk. 7:25).
b. She recognized her need for Jesus (v.22).
c. She expressed her need unashamedly (vv. 22-23b, Mk. 7:26).
d. She displayed relentless faith (v. 23; Matt. 7:7-8; Heb. 11:6).
II. A RIGHT DOXOLOGY (vv. 24-28)
a. Her worship wasn’t predicated upon her prayer being answered (vv. 24-25).
b. Her worship wasn’t hindered by theological truths (vv. 24-26; Matt 10:5-6).
c. She worships God in the midst of perceived insult/humiliation & relies upon God’s mercy & grace (vv. 26-27).
d. Her worship was affirmed by Christ and intensified due to her faith (v. 28; Mk. 7:30; Heb. 11:6b).
1. Praise God for choosing you FIRST in salvation (Jn. 15:16a; Eph. 2:12-13).
2. Don’t be ashamed to express yourself to God in YOUR time of need during corporate prayer & praise (Psa. 142:1-2).
3. Know your place as creature when speaking to the CREATOR (Job 25:4-6; Psa. 103:14).
4. Never allow others to discourage your faith in God (1 Sam. 30:6b).