Great Faith

Posted on 03/14/18 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a strengthening sermon titled, “Great Faith.” Join us as we read the story about the woman who asked Jesus to heal her daughter in Matthew 15:21-28 and learn five powerful lessons about having great faith in God. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to faithfully believe God for your every need!

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Great Faith

Matthew 6:30 ESV
“O you of little faith?”

Matthew 8:26 ESV
“Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?”

Matthew 14:31 ESV
“O you of little faith,”

Matthew 16:8 ESV
“O you of little faith,”

Matthew 17:20 ESV
“Because of your little faith.”

1st A person with GREAT FAITH brings their problems to Jesus

Matthew 15:22 ESV
And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.”

2nd A person with GREAT FAITH is persistent in asking for Jesus’ help

Matthew 15:23a ESV
But he did not answer her a word.

Matthew 15:23 ESV
But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.”

3rd A person with GREAT FAITH believes God will make an exception for them

Matthew 15:24 ESV
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

Matthew 15:25 ESV
But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.”

4th A person with GREAT FAITH is humble in approaching God

Matthew 15:25 ESV
But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.”

Matthew 15:26 ESV
And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”

Matthew 15:26-27 ESV
And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

5th A person with GREAT FAITH receives answers from God

Matthew 15:28a ESV
Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith!

Mark 7:29 ESV
And he said to her, “For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter.”

Matthew 15:28 ESV
Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.