“THE GOD CLINGER”
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