Are you struggling with your prayer life? Does it seem that your prayers our going unanswered? Have you ever thought maybe there are some obstacles in your life that are hindering you? God wants to help you overcome these obstacles. Today we join Pastor David Crespo in the Gospel of Mark as we continue in our Sunday Sermon Series titled, “Messiah on the Move”. We turn to chapter seven where we will be introduced to a woman of faith who also had obstacles that hindered her prayer life, but she overcame them. We listen in and learn what we need to do to overcome these obstacles that hinder us.
Mark 7:24-30 New King James Version
A Gentile Shows Her Faith
24 From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre [a]and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden. 25 For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet. 26 The woman was a [b]Greek, a [c]Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept [d]asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27 But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
28 And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.”
29 Then He said to her, “For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
30 And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
a. Mark 7:24 NU omits and Sidon
b. Mark 7:26 Gentile
c. Mark 7:26 A Syrian of Phoenicia
d. Mark 7:26 begging
New King James Version (NKJV)
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