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Interrupted - Week 2

Interruptions can come in all shapes and sizes (I mean who would have guessed a bat in China would stop the world in 2020), but most of our interruptions tend to have one thing in common...people. Because of this, how we see people matters. We can learn from Jesus that people, no matter who they are or where they come from, matter to God, and should matter to us.

Big Idea: Jesus can turn our interruptions into opportunities.

Text: Matthew 15:21-28

21When Jesus left there, he withdrew to the area of Tyre and Sidon.

22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely tormented by a demon.”

23Jesus did not say a word to her. His disciples approached him and urged him, “Send her away because she’s crying out after us.” 24He replied, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

25But she came, knelt before him, and said, “Lord, help me!” 26He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”

27“Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

28Then Jesus replied to her,  “Woman, your faith is great. Let it be done for you as you want.” And from that moment her daughter was healed.

© 2017 Holman Bible Publishers

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The Take-Away: See people as people, not problems