Persistent Faith
Mark 7:24-30

As Mark 7 continues, Jesus comes in contact with a Gentile woman who's tormented because of her demon possessed daughter. The interaction can seem hard to understand, but as Pastor Joe explains, we can see Jesus' heart of compassion.

Mark 7
  1. And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
  2. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
  3. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
  4. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
  5. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
  6. And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
  7. And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.