Summary: A sermon for Mother’s Day.
EXAMPLE OF A UNNAMED MOTHER
INTRODUCTION: A wealthy Texan was in the habit of giving his mom unique gifts on Mother’s Day. One year it was lessons on hang-gliding. the year before that it was the entire record collection of Slim Whitman’s hits. But this past year he felt he had outdone himself. He purchased a rare kind of talking bird that could speak five languages and sing "The Yellow Rose of Texas" while standing on one foot. The talented bird cost ten thousand dollars, but he felt it was worth every penny. This would be a Mother’s Day gift his mom would never forget. A week after Mother’s Day he called his mother. "Mom, how did you like the bird?" His Mother responded, "It was delicious!"
A WOMAN OF FAITH (24-25)
"as soon as she heard about Him"
-- Reminiscent of the Thief on the Cross & The Centurion of Matt. 8
A WOMAN OF COURAGE (26)
She was a Gentile (Mt – Canaanite, Mk – Greek)
She was a Woman – non-person
She was a pagan - heathen
-- Equals great personal risk
-Matthew 9 – Woman w/issue of blood, Mark 15 – Joseph, "took courage"
I Corinthians 16:13 – be people of courage
A WOMAN OF HUMILITY (25, 27-30)
She "fell at his feet" (vs. 25)
She refers to herself as a dog begging for table scraps
-- Peter – Luke 5:8 – great catch of fish –"depart from me"
-- Centurion – Luke 7 – heal servant – "not worthy"
Luke 9:23 – deny yourself, take up your cross (Mt. – daily)