Luke: Kingdom Prayer

Luke 18:1-8

Jeff Long

Lead Pastor

May 22, 2022


Main Idea: Prayer is the hopeful expression of faith in the Son of Man.

 

Prayer is the continual expression of faith in the Son of Man, especially in the face of difficulty and injustice.

1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says.

    • 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Prayer is the hopeful expression of faith in the righteous Son of Man who will give justice to his elect.

1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8aI tell you, he will give justice to them speedily.

    • Psalm 55:22-23

So What?

Am I continually expressing faith in the righteous Son of Man through prayer?

8b Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

    • 2 Thessalonians 1:5-12
    • Revelation 22:20
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