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Summary: The Canaanite mother’s steps to blessing

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For all the mothers I know....

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby .

Somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, "Normal," is history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct ...

Somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring .....

Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver’s permit.

Somebody said if you’re a "good" mother, your child will "turn out good."

Somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices

Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor’s kitchen window.

Somebody said you don’t need an education to be a mother.

Somebody never helped a fourth grader with her math.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books ......

Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery .

Somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten.

or on a plane headed for military "boot camp."

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married ....

Somebody doesn’t know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother’s heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother’s job is done when her last child leaves home .

Somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don’t need to tell her

Somebody isn’t a mother.

- A demon possessed daughter in an impossible situation

- America today is plagued with it’s demons in it’s pursuit of pleasure, possessions, pride and passions

- We need the work of Christ

This Mother:-

1. Made Right Choices

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Mt 15:22, Mk 7:26

- Mt - “of Canaan”, Mk- “Gk a Syrophenician”

- Canaanites were Merchants & Traders

- It was the son of David she turned to with respect

- Falling at His feet - Mk 7:25

- Not to Greek Philosophy – Know Thyself

- It was based on reason

- Drawn to what she had heard of Him

- Driven by the greatness of her need.

- Her daughter was critically ill.

2. Mastered Discouragement

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- How often have you tried and tried again to get an answer and come to a dead end street

- I thought it easy to come out of seminary to be called to a church

- Lots of experience behind me

- Sending out 10 resumes a week

- Only to be turned down for a year

- Here in a matter of min. she was turned down 4 times

- Jesus did not answer her plea - Mt15:23

- Disciples would send her away:-

Mt. 15:23

- Jesus words did not stop her - Mt. 15:24

- Jesus teaching did not discourage her

- Mt. 15:26

- She was courageous against the reasons to give up

- She never gave up she knew Jesus was the answer to her need

- She would not be intimidated by others to her goal

3. Maintained Persistence

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“Then she came and worshiped Him, saying,

- Two Prayers - “Have mercy on me” - Mt 15:22 “Lord, help me!" Mt 15:25


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