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Summary: To show that children have more rights than pets. We get the greatest right a man can get in this world, that is to become sons of GOD, and not be content to retain as a dog.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you a dog?

Yes, before but not anymore, I'm a child of GOD.

John 1:12 (Amplified Bible)

But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that children have more rights than pets. We get the greatest right a man can get in this world, that is to become sons of GOD, and not be content to retain as a dog.

IV. TEXT:

Matthew 15:26 (Amplified Bible)

And He answered, It is not right (proper, becoming, or fair) to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have given me all blessings upon blessings, all grace upon grace, all great favors upon great favors and all heaped gifts upon heaped gifts.

John 1:16 (Amplified Bible)

For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.

VI. TITLE:

Children's bread are not for the dogs

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Matthew

B. Keyword: Fulfilled

C. Emphatic Thought: Fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecy

D. Audience: Jews

E. Apparent Purpose: To show that JESUS of Nazareth was the kingly Messiah of Jewish prophecy.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Matthew 15:26 (Amplified Bible)

And He answered, It is not right (proper, becoming, or fair) to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.

Matthew 15:26 (King James Version)

But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

A. Not right to take the children's bread

"And He answered, It is not right (proper, becoming, or fair) to take the children’s bread"

Children or "teknon" in Greek meaning: child, daughter, son

Bread or "artos" in Greek meaning:bread, loaf.

Children refer to the Jews, bread refers to GOD's Providence: spiritual and physical and dogs refers to heathens, or Gentiles, but when you accept the LORD JESUS you become a child, no more a dog.

Why not take the children's bread and toss or cast it to the dogs?

1. Because it's holy and sacred

Matthew 7:6 (Amplified Bible)

Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs, lest they trample upon them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.

2. Because children feed first

Mark 7:27-28 (Amplified Bible)

And He said to her, First let the children be fed, for it is not becoming or proper or right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the [little house] dogs.

But she answered Him, Yes, Lord, yet even the small pups under the table eat the little children’s scraps of food.

We are aware that the children that is referred to this are the Jews and the dogs are the Gentiles.

Acts 22:21-22 (Amplified Bible)

And the Lord said to me, Go, for I will send you far away unto the Gentiles (nations).


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