The God Clinger



Matthew 15:21-28

Introduction – Stories That Sing & Some That Don’t

Is it possible that the story of the Canaanite (Syrophonecian) Woman is the most perplexing Jesus stories we have?

Not This –

Jesus was testing her faith

Jesus was known to test

Troubles with the “testing” interpretation

Jesus was protecting his mission from the Gentile masses

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel”

Troubles with the “Lost Sheep of Israel” interpretation

But This –

Jesus has his reasons; it’s just not clear what they are

How common is a lack of clarity in our lives?

Baptizing the cliché

And This –

The God Clinger

Worship more central than we think?

Conclusion – Hanging in there on our knees