Does Jesus Show Prejudice to the Canaanite Woman in Matthew 15?

Episode 669 Show Notes 

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For many of the Jews, the assumption was that the Messiah is going to come, he will establish our kingdom and make us great, and the nations are going to come and bow down before us. But Jesus is welcoming the nations.

—Adriel Sanchez

Does Jesus Show Prejudice to the Canaanite Woman in Matthew 15?

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. As a new Christian I find myself ashamed of myself for turning my back to Christ. How does one returning to the faith overcome the sense of shame and accept the love of Christ once again into my life?

2. How do you comfort someone whose teenage son died unexpectedly and the parent has no assurance of their son’s salvation?

3. Does Jesus show some kind of prejudice to the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15?

4. Because of Covid-19, my daughter does not want me to attend church. If I attend I cannot see my grandchild. I have not been going to church so that I can see him. But then I think about Jesus saying that we are not worthy of Him if we are not willing to give up relatives for Him. Am I sinning by choosing visits with my grandson over church attendance?

5. When I go to church I feel like I am constantly made to feel guilty and convicted. Should I just stay home and read my bible?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners’ questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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