60 Years of Christ, Caring and Community

11th Sunday of Pentecost

Speaker: David Johnsen

August 16, 2020

David Johnsen


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                                                    A Love Test


  1. Jesus, the greatest teacher who ever lived, was not being rude to this woman. He was using a teaching method with a goal to change her and His disciple’s lives – and ours too! 


  1. The test Jesus is giving to the woman was for her to decide, “How much do I really want my daughter healed?” and “How much am I willing to trust Jesus?”


  1. The test Jesus is giving to His disciples was to see if they had figured out why He came to this world – if they saw that His heart was for the whole world.


  1. You and I are also taking this test, which is a “love test.”


  1. One of the things God wants for his children is for us to have a heart that can endure challenges and tests and never give up in the face of trials.


  1. “. . . pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16


  1. The woman in the story passed the test and her prayers were answered. Jesus tells her, “Woman, great is your faith!  Let it be done for you as you wish.” 



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