Week 4

To Seek to Transform Unjust
Structures of Society

This week’s reading – Mark 7.24-30

From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, ‘Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ But she answered him, ‘Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.’ Then he said to her, ‘For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.’ So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Supporting Material

1) Week 4 – Background

2) Week 4 – Instructions

3) Week 4 – The Mountain Bandit’s Younger Brother

4) Week 4 – The Mountain Bandit’s Younger Brother – SCRIPT

5) Week 4 – The Syrophoenician Woman – SCRIPT


One response to “Week 4

  1. Interesting study once again. Did you find it helpful to compare Mark’s version of the story to Matthew’s? There is an important point being made about the progress of the Gospel from Israel then after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension to the “ends of the earth”. That is why when Jesus sends out the 70 on a short term mission trip he sends them only to Israel, but then after his resurrection he tells his followers to make “disciples of all nations.”

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