September 16, 2018 - How to Approach God (Mark 7:24-37)
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Matthew 15:23 - But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.”
Matthew 15:24 - He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Jesus gives a challenge and an offer.
2. Why we can approach God the same way.
Isaiah 35:4-6 - Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” The eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;
Three Life Applications…
2. We need to reach across cultural and racial barriers.
3. Lets work hard at not being offensive and insensitive.