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A Syrophoenician woman begs Jesus for help

A gentile women living Syrian Phoenicia begs Jesus to rescue her daughter.
Contributed by LUMO project
Jesus and His disciples left the region of Galilee and went to the foreign region of Syrian Phoenicia near Tyre. – Slide 1
Jesus entered a house and did not want anyone to know He was there. – Slide 2
However He could not keep His presence a secret. – Slide 3
A woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at His feet. – Slide 4
She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter. The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia, and therefore someone the Jews despised as a gentile. – Slide 5
He daughter was not with her but back at her home. – Slide 6
Jesus told her, ‘First I should help my own family—the Jews. It isn’t right to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ – Slide 7
The woman thought carefully, ‘That’s true, sir,’ she replied. – Slide 8
‘But even the puppies under the table are given some scraps from the children’s plates.’ – Slide 9
‘Good!’ said Jesus. ‘You have answered well—so well that I have healed your little girl. Go on home, for the demon has left her!’ – Slide 10
The woman went home immediately. She found her little girl lying quietly in bed and the demon was gone. – Slide 11
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