Summary: She relied on the GRACE and Mercy of Jesus and that's exactly what we should do everyday of our lives! Amen! That's why He went to the cross..so you could do what this woman was doing!
She wouldn't take no..for an answer!
Illus. WHAT MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
My mother taught me RELIGION: When I spilled grape juice on the carpet, she instructed, "You better pray the stain will come out of the carpet."
My mother taught me LOGIC: From her decisive words, "Because I said so, that’s why."
My mother taught me FORESIGHT: she said, when your having a bad day someday...remember I told you there would be days like today
My mother taught me IRONY: "Keep laughing, and I’ll give you something to cry about."
My mother taught me about STAMINA: "You’ll sit there ’til all that spinach is finished."
My mother taught me about WEATHER: "It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."
My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: "Stop acting like your father!"
My mother taught me about ENVY: "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have a wonderful Mom like you do!"
The most important thing a mother could ever do..is teach her children about Jesus
The persistent Mother
Matt 15:21-28 NKJ
21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
23 But He answered her not a word.
And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”
24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
The Pressures on our mothers today...are greater than ever. Its got to be one of the toughest jobs in the world.
And I think all ladies would agree with the statement..
"Once a mother, always a mother!" No matter how old your baby is..
And I know if my mother were still alive..even though I'm 50 yrs old..
I would still be the baby of my family.
No matter what advances take place with technology..there are still a lot of physical demands on all moms...
To be successful
A tidy house keeper
Raise perfect children
Cook like a chef
Always look beautiful
Be Martha Stewart and McGyver all at the same time,
And be able to handle whatever comes up and take care of it...
With a bobby pin, while wearing a smile!
Mothers, you ladies wear a lot of different hats!
Coming up with a salary cap...that compensates all those occupations,
I can only think of one word....Priceless!
The old saying still rings true today...
The hand that rocks the cradle..rules the world.
It has been said that no other force in the life of a child...
is as strong as the influence of a Godly mother.
Proverbs 22:6 NKJ
6 Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
I know that to be true...
Because that's what my mother did!
Even when it wasn't the most popular thing to do...she did!
Even with five kids pleading not to go to church on Sunday nights...we went
Illus. A little boy forgot his lines in a S. S. presentation. His mother was in the front row to prompt him. She gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it didn’t help. Her sons’ memory went blank. Finally, she leaned forward and whispered the cue, “I am the light of the world.” The boy’s face lit up and with great feeling and a loud and clear voice he said, “My mother is the light of the world.”
In the every day life today...the pressures are greater
than they have ever been...on all of our moms
The Mother in out text:
she had a daughter who was demon-possessed.
Cancer and sicknesses are hard to deal with..but at least they have names.
I can't even imagine how it would be to deal with your child...
If they were demon possessed...no matter what age they were!
But yet In verse 28 Jesus said “You have great faith.” In four words
He summed up...everything, if we never knew anything else about this women