When the gospel goes to the dogs

Sunday, September 10

Mark 7:24-30

In the first half of Mark 7 Jesus says that you can’t judge a book by its cover; you must look beyond external factors like nationality or religious heritage or social position to get the real story on someone’s faith. He then puts this theory into practice by traveling a good 100 miles out of his way into the region of Tyre and Sidon—into the heart of paganland—to make the arduous journey from the theoretical to the practical.


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