Title: Faith that Overcomes All Obstacles
Introduction: In Matthew 15:21–28, we see a woman who displays remarkable faith, perseverance, and humility in the face of adversity. Despite facing significant obstacles, this woman demonstrated a faith that ultimately won Jesus’ approval and healed her daughter. This story teaches us that with faith, perseverance, and humility, we can overcome any obstacle that comes our way.
I. The Persistent Faith of the Woman (Matthew 15:21–23)
A. The woman’s background and the reason for her plea
B. Jesus’ initial response to her request
C. The woman’s persistence in her faith and her plea to Jesus
II. The Obstacles the Woman Faced (Matthew 15:24–26)
A. The woman’s encounter with Jesus’ disciples
B. Jesus’ response to the woman’s plea, which appears harsh and unyielding
C. The woman’s humility in the face of Jesus’ response
III. The Triumph of Faith (Matthew 15:27–28)
A. The woman’s acknowledgment of her lowly status and unworthiness
B. Jesus’ recognition of the woman’s great faith
C. The woman’s daughter is healed by Jesus’ words
Conclusion: The story of the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15:21–28 teaches us that faith, perseverance, and humility can help us overcome any obstacle in our lives. The woman’s faith was tested by the obstacles she faced, but she remained persistent, humble, and unwavering in her belief. May we also have the same kind of faith, which is pleasing to God and which overcomes all obstacles in our lives.