This Week’s Guest Post At The New Normal: Jesus Is For Everybody

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Here’s a little glimpse into the writing process: when I look at the Reading Plan passages for a week’s post, sometimes I have to look for themes that run through seemingly separate stories. That’s what happened this week. In the last half of Matthew 15, we have two short episodes that on the surface appear to just be random stories, but if we look deeper we can see a thread that runs through both of them.

In the first passage, a Canaanite woman – a Gentile – approached Jesus and His disciples asking for healing for her daughter…

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