Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jesus and the Canaanite Woman by Jan Brueghel (check out the Bichon Frise in the foreground)

Jesus and the Canaanite Woman by Jan Brueghel

(check out the Bichon Frise in the foreground)

Morning Worship10:30 a.m.   

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 67;  Matthew 15: 21-28

Text:  "Yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”  Matthew 15:27

Sermon:   “Dog Days”   Rev. Garren preaching

Synopsis:  It may be one of the most disturbing (and, at the same time reassuring ) passages in all of scripture.  Jesus doesn’t always get it right!!  We catch him snubbing, and even making disparaging comments to a foreigner … an outsider.   As painful as it is to witness this encounter with the Canaanite woman, she is quick to point out the error of his Way - whereupon Jesus’ makes a 180 degree attitude adjustment.  Fact is - we don’t always get it right.  Would that we could turn as quickly on that shiny dime in the middle of our Way.