Date: October 29, 2000

Series: The Parables of Jesus

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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Who Am I Praying To?
The Parables of the Friend & Widow
Luke 11 & 18


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Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, `Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him...



Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, `Grant me justice against my adversary...'



Luke 11: The Desperate Neighbor


The nature of human fathers



The kind of heavenly father we have





Luke 18: The Unrelenting Widow and the Macho Judge


The kind of heavenly father we have





Life Response: What happens when I pray?






Many of us do not find time for prayer because we think of God as a reluctant neighbor, or as a judge of our failures and inadequacies.

Lloyd Ogilvie




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