September 9, 2018

B42: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2018)

Ryan Ahlgrim

Ryan Ahlgrim, Pastor of First Mennonite Church in Richmond, Virginia, preaches the story of the Syrophoenician Woman from Mark 7:24-37.  He begins by asking, “Is it hard for you to change your mind? Did you know that Jesus changed his mind?” The woman in today’s passage, a Gentile woman no less, reminds Jesus that her daughter may not be a child of Israel, but she is nonetheless a “daughter of the household of humanity.” Due to her persistence and lack of fear, “Even Jesus Changes His Mind.”

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