A sermon based on Matthew 15:21-28.
Be the Dog (click to download or listen)
It is with some trepidation that I post this audio sermon recorded more than two years ago. I am reminded of the text whenever I am surprised by the “treatment” I’m receiving from the Lord. And the theme is one I’ll never forget because many members have quoted it back to me over the years. It doesn’t help that I also tried preaching this same sermon at a pastoral conference, and the host pastor still reminds me how he brought my manuscript back to me afterward with a wry smile on his face. Why? Because his dog had taken a bite out of it.
Despite this sermon’s colorful history, however, the Lord has comforted me many times through many difficulties by reminding me about what I learned as I prepared it. I pray that it is encouraging to others, as well.