"Beyond ALL Borders"
Our scripture today is from Mark chapter 7, verses 24-30 from the Common English Bible.
24 Jesus left that place and went into the region of Tyre. He didn't want anyone to know that he had entered a house, but he couldn't hide. 25 In fact, a woman whose young daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit heard about him right away. She came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was Greek, Syrophoenician by birth. She begged Jesus to throw the demon out of her daughter. 27 He responded, "The children have to be fed first. It isn't right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs." 28 But she answered, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
29 "Good answer!" he said. "Go on home. The demon has already left your daughter." 30 When she returned to her house, she found the child lying on the bed and the demon gone.
Leader: This is the word of God for a people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.