Send her away, for she is crying out after us

Text: Isaiah 56:1-8 and Matthew 15:21-28


17. August 2020In SermonBy Scotty Williams4 Minutes

In this message Pastor Scotty talks about the importance and power of compassion.


Old Testament Reading (Isaiah 56:1-8)

1 Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon My salvation will come, and My righteousness be revealed. Blessed is the one who does this, and the person who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps their hand from doing any evil.” Let not the foreigner who has joined themself to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from His people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.” For thus says the Lord: “To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, who choose the things that please Me and hold fast My covenant, I will give in My house and within My walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.

“And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be His servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast My covenant — these I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” The Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, “I will gather yet others to them besides those already gathered.”

New Testament Reading (Matthew 15:21-28)

21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and begged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

25 But she came and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And He answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

Sermon

Title: Send Her Away, For She Is Crying Out After Us
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Scotty J. Williams


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