READ MATTHEW 7:25-30 & MARK 15:21-28

Jesus had already proven His power over the devil.  He used scripture to resist temptation in the desert.  He exorcised many demons during His ministry.  The word was out and everyone knew about it.  There was division among the Jews.  Some truly believed that Jesus was the promised Messiah.  Some thought He was just another false prophet, while others thought He was stirring up a rebellion.

Jesus and His disciples traveled to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  Prophesies were written about the area in the Old Testament.  This was home to the Gentiles.  Why would Jesus go to a place where He knew He wouldn’t be well received?  Jesus always has a purpose for everything He does.  His divine wisdom drew Him to the spot, precisely because it was a heathen nation.

Can you imagine having a child possessed by a demon?  When our…

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