August 16, 2020

A38: The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year A (2020)

Courtney Allen Crump

“If I were in charge of Jesus’ public relations, I’m not sure I would want this story about him getting around,” begins Courtney Allen Crump, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. In Matthew 15:21-28, a Canaanite woman crosses boundaries and confronts a Jewish man, Jesus, in her neighborhood with a desperate need. Jesus’ response is not what we would expect. Listen and find out what we can learn from their interaction.

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