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Sep 10, 2012

James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in today's gospel. Was he testing her faith in saying Gentiles don't deserve the goods meant for God's children? Or was he speaking out of his human worldview, but transcended those limits when she took him by surprise with her reply? Either way, the story tells us that God shows no partiality. Everyone who brings her or his need to Jesus is received with equal honor as a child and heir.

This is a sermon given by pastor Timothy V. Olson in the sermon series "Homecoming." Join us for worship at one of our four worship times: Saturday; 5:30p, Sunday 8:00, 9:30, 11:00a. Thanks for listening.