facetime : Week 3

Day 1 – Rewind

Week Three – The Canaanite Woman
Day One: Monday – Rewind

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The Canaanite Woman

The Canaanite woman’s pursuit of Jesus demonstrated both a sense of desperation AND a step of faith. This week we are going to explore the biblical theme of faith. How would you characterize your faith? Whatever size faith you have, you need to know that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than you ask or think. Below are the lyrics to God Is Able, one of the songs we sang yesterday. Let the words encourage you.

God is Able

God is able
He will never fail
He is almighty God
Greater than all we seek
Greater than all we ask
He has done great things

Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able

God is with us
God is on our side
He will make a way
Far above all we know
Far above all we hope
He has done great things

Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able

God is with us
He will go before
He will never leave us
He will never leave us
God is for us
He has open arms
He will never fail us
He will never fail us

Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able

Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able

For the Lord
Our God is able
For the Lord
Our God is able

This song makes the claim that God is able. Do you really believe that? What in the song directs you to believe that God is able? Is there any area of your life right now where you are desperate for God to demonstrate that He is able?

Commit to give God your request each day, believing He is able and trusting He will reveal Himself to you.

Alan’s Story

In the video this past weekend, Alan Hahn spoke of the grasshopper complex; a complex in which fear keeps us from at least two things: 1) embracing who God wants us to be; or 2) accepting what He is calling us to do. Listen to the video again and ask yourself these questions: Who is God calling you to be in your current relationships? What is he calling you to do in your spheres of influence? Are you paralyzed by fear? Explain.

Scripture

Matthew 15:21-28 NIV
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” 23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” 25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. 26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” 27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” 28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

Questions to Consider

  • What did this woman do to show her faith in God?
  • From what you can recall from the message, what fears did she overcome in approaching Jesus?
  • How did the weekend environment challenge you regarding your faith? What has Jesus called you to focus on this week as a result?

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One thought on “facetime : Week 3

  1. I am acting like a grasshopper….God forgive me and transform my mind…..I don’t want to be a grasshopper any longer….

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