We consider the case of the Syrophoenician woman, in response to whose faith, Jesus cast out the demon who was possessing her daughter.

We see two things: 

  • First that the Gospel, which was originally intended for the Jews, has now been offered to the Gentiles also, and 
  • Second, if you are to receive this Gospel, you must have a faith that takes hold of Jesus and will not let Him go until He blesses you. 

Such faith is a gift from God which He gives to those who seek Him.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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