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Faith That Perseveres

About This Talk

Your faith has to be active and alive every day. It is about what you believe, what you are persuaded most about, and your strongest convictions.

This week we learnt about a woman who overcame many obstacles to receive healing for her daughter. Find out what we can learn from her experience and apply to our lives today. Use the video button to watch it again.

Thoughts To Consider

What do I need?

What do I need to do?

Who can help me?

How am I persevering?

About The Series

“Jesus marvelled and recognised people who truly lived by faith.”

There are a few moments in the Bible where Jesus specifically mentions, notices, and praises a person’s faith. 

They weren’t the people you’d expect Jesus to praise for their faith, they weren’t Rabbi’s, disciples, they didn’t have 100% attendance at church…. No, the faith that Jesus noticed was that of the 

  • The Centurion… A Roman Soldier, a representative of occupation – Israel’s enemy
  • The Woman with bleeding was unclean according to Jewish law 
  • The Canaanite woman, from a nation, always seen as an enemy of Israel 

The faith that Jesus noticed wasn’t based on someone’s background, experience, qualifications, culture or history, in this series we’ll explore the kind of faith that He did notice and commend and ask how we can apply some of those principles to our life of faith today. 

Resources

Read Matthew‬ ‭15:21-28

What is impressive about the woman’s faith and why?

What is impressive about Jesus’ response and why?

The disciples urged Jesus to send her away.  Who can you encourage to come to Jesus instead?

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