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In this message, Pastor John Lindell helps us discover the power of persistence in prayer. We believe this will sermon encourage you and strengthen your faith!
SeriesThe Prayer Meeting
Scripture ReferenceLuke 11:5-13
Prayer and The Spirit's Power
1. The Parable
Luke 11:5-8 NIV
Then he said to them, "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 the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.' I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
2. The Principle
Luke 11:9 NIV
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Luke 11:10 NIV
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and
to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
3. The Point
Luke 11:11-12 NIV
"Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
4. The Promise
Luke 11:13 NIV
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"