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Stand-Alone Sermons 2015

Here you will find the sermons that were preached in 2015 to stand on their own, rather than in a series.

Sep 6 – Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time – Mark 7:24-37

Everyone Everywhere All the Time

Everyone Everywhere All the Time

We are faced here with a Jesus who appears rude and callous. Jesus is away in Tyre, probably to get away from the crowds. He doesn’t want to heal anyone, and definitely not this Gentile Syrophoenician girl. This is a problematical text for us theologically, because as we think of Jesus as fully divine, we assume that would mean that he should be totally polite and compassionate and would never decline to help someone in need. (Mark 7:24-37)