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A Syrophoenician woman begs Jesus for help

A Syrian Phoenician woman begs Jesus to rescue her daughter.
Contributed by LUMO project
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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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