In Mark 7:24-37, we see two pictures of Jesus’ ministry: the Syrophoenecian woman and a deaf and speech-impaired man; together these show us that, in Jesus, God has come to save both Jews and Gentiles.
So the question arises, “How should we relate to this Jesus?” Mark, I think, provides two aspects of our attitude toward Jesus. We should approach Jesus with persistent faith and overwhelmed worship.
But there is a problem with this call to faith and worship.
What is it?
That is, in part, what I’m going to try to answer tomorrow morning.