Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Desperate Prayers and Faith - Bible Study from The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible by Dave Early


GJBS Bible Study -Lord, Help Me-Chapter 18 -The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible by Dave Early  

Matthew 15 NKJV
“21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
23 But He answered her not a word.
And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”
24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”

 Q# 1-Demon possession?  Is this a real demon or a psychological problem?
         You think your kid has problems. Wow! (Verse 22)
Q#2- Where was this woman from?  Was she also a Jew? (Verse 22)
Q#3- How were non-Jews received by Jews, especially Canaanites?(Verse 23)
Q#4- The woman worshipped pagan Gods who could not respond.
         Why did she think Jesus could help her? (Verse 22)
Q#5- How did the disciples receive this foreign woman?  (Verse 23)
Q#6- How warmly did Jesus receive this Canaanite woman? (Verse 24)
Q#7- Did Jesus owe it to the woman to hear and help her?
Q#8- What did the woman do to Jesus? (Verse 25)
Q#9- What did Jesus refer to the woman as?(Verse 26)
Q#10- How did the woman take rejection? (Verse 27)
Q#11- What pleased Jesus to help the woman
             with her demon possessed daughter?   (Verse 28)
Q#12- How do you get faith?  
           Why do some have faith and others do not? 
           What about the mustard seed and ?

Romans 10:16 
“But they have not all obeyed the gospel. 
For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
18 But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed 
“Their sound has gone out to all the earth,
And their words to the ends of the world 
19 But I say, did Israel not know? First Moses says 
“I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, 
I will move you to anger by a foolish nation.”
20 But Isaiah is very bold and says:
“I was found by those who did not seek Me; 
I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.”
21 But to Israel he says:
“All day long I have stretched out My hands
To a disobedient and contrary people.” 
Romans 11   
1   I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew…”

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