Syrophoenician Woman’s Daughter – Miracle of Jesus
Free online resources based on Jesus healing the Gentile woman’s daughter. The story can be found in your Bible in the books of Matthew and Mark. Scroll down for links to entertaining sites on this healing miracle of Jesus Christ.
Instead, at once, a woman whose little daughter had (was under the control of) an unclean spirit heard about Him and came and flung herself down at His feet. Now the woman was a Greek (Gentile), a Syrophoenician by nationality. And she kept begging Him to drive the demon out of her little daughter. And He said to her, First let the children be fed, for it is not becoming or proper or right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the [little house] dogs. But she answered Him, Yes, Lord, yet even the small pups under the table eat the little children’s scraps of food. And He said to her, Because of this saying, you may go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter [permanently]. And she went home and found the child thrown on the couch, and the demon departed. — Mark 7:25-30 <AMP>
Jesus Heals The Syrophoenician Woman’s Daughter – Summary
The Syrophoenician miracle is an outstanding lesson on faith. This woman, a Gentile, came to Jesus while he was in Tyre. At first, she begs for her daughter to be healed to the point of annoying the disciples who ask Jesus to send her away. Jesus was never annoyed by people who were hurting. He came to free mankind from all oppression.
Jesus said to the woman, “I am sent first to the children of Israel. It isn’t right to give the children’s bread to the dogs.” At first, it sounds offensive. But this was meant to stop the woman from begging and get faith out of her heart. Compare this statement to what he said to his mother at the wedding feast in Cana when she was complaining about the lack of wine. Both statements seem on the surface to be out of character, but they both produced faith in Mary and in the Syrophoenician mother.
The dog reference, and seemingly having her miracle delayed, snapped that begging spirit right out of her and she immediately and boldly proclaimed, “Lord, even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the children’s table.” She was not leaving Jesus without her miracle. And Jesus commended her for her “great” faith that looked beyond his earthly ministry to a time when all people would be accepted into God’s family through faith in Jesus.
The lesson we learn from this miracle is that begging and crying does not move God. It is our faith in Jesus, the Word, that moves mountains. If you have a need, find out what the Word says about it and speak/pray/act on it boldly and receive your miracle.
“Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table!” — Matthew 15:27 <HCSB>
Read about the Gentile mother’s faith in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:
Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about this healing miracle.
Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations on Jesus Healing the Daughter of a Syrophoenician Mother
The Answer To A Mother’s Prayer – Paraphrase of the Syrophoenician miracle
Jesus Casts a Demon Out of a Gentile Woman’s Daughter – Paraphrase of the story
A Gentile Woman’s Faith – An illustrated paraphrase of the story
Children’s Sermons & Lessons on the Syrophoenician Mother Miracle
Crumbs From The Table – A children’s sermon
The Faith of Syrophoenician Woman – A very brief sermon on what a Christian looks like
A Greek Woman Asks Jesus’ Help for her Daughter – A very brief lesson with questions
Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About Jesus Healing the Syrophoenician Woman’s Daughter
The Syrophoenician Woman – A lesson on this miracle
The Syrophoenician Woman – A lengthy discussion of the Gentile woman’s faith
Yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the table – A Squidoo lens on Jesus and women – scroll down for the module on the Syrophoenician woman
A Woman Of Great Faith – A short discussion the Syrophoenician mother
Lord, even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the table. – A blog post on the correct lessons to learn from this miracle.
Sermon Notes: Lessons From The Syrophoenician Woman – A brief article from the Virtual Preacher
Persistence: the Syro-Phoenician Woman – A sermon by Shirley Macemon
A Feast Of Crumbs – A sermon from the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America
Healing The Gentile Woman’s Daughter – Notes on the story
Syrophoenician – Brief background on the word “Syrophoenician” from Bible.org
Matthew 15 Commentary – From IVP
Mark 7:24-37 – Additional study resources
Matthew 15:10-28 – Additional study resources
Phoenicia – Secular information on ancient Phoenicia
Tyre, Lebanon – Secular references to the city of Tyre
Tyre – Brief history of Tyre
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