Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field

Cultures throughout history have always had specific social hierarchies. Still today, there are groups and classes of people who benefit from simply being born into a certain family or because of the language they speak or the color of their skin or because of their gender. But Jesus consistently leveled the playing field by recognizing the faith and value of all people. Join us for part three of Glass Ceilings where we will see Jesus’ response to the interruption of a desperate woman.

Passage (read it):

Principles (know them):

Jesus meets us in our desperation and responds to our roguish acts of faith.

Sometimes we need to fall before Jesus and sometimes we need to let Jesus lift us up.

Jesus levels the playing field for anyone with the faith to trust Him.

Daily Readings:

In addition to the passages from this week’s sermon and small group discussion, you will also read through the book of Malachi. As you read, ask the Holy Spirit to be your teacher. Make notes of any observations or questions that arise from your time in God’s word.

Day 1: Luke 8
Day 2: Malachi 1
Day 3: Malachi 2
Day 4: Malachi 3
Day 5: Malachi 4
Day 6: Esther 1
Day 7: Esther 2

Suggested Resources:


The Story Luke Tells, by Justo L. González
Luke for Everyone, by N.T. Wright
Developing Female Leaders, by Kadi Cole

Sermons at ssbc.org:

Ruth: A Story of Generous Love (2014)
Glass Ceilings (May 27, 2018)