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Luke 18 - NIV

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought.

3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think,

5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”

6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.

7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?

8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

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Clair Sauer avatar
Got Persistence?
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Oct, 2016
Summary: Christ is looking for faithfulness on earth. Our faithfulness is shown when we pray continuously and when we persist in seeking God's justice in the world.
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 24
I. G. Spong avatar
Persistent and Demanding Prayer
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Oct, 2016
Summary: Do we persist with God? Do we give up and not bother to pray because we do not believe that he will hear?
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 65
Ernie Arnold avatar
Being Noah and Lot Ready
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Sep, 2016
Summary: The Kingdom of God is here. Jesus tells us that the day of God's vindication will come. That is a reality. The real question is will we be Noah and Lot Ready? Will Jesus find faithfulness on the earth when that day comes?
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: *other
Views: 290
David Hysong avatar
Nine Principles for Powerful Praying
Shared by: David Hysong on Sep, 2016
Summary: Biblical principles to take a person's prayer life to the next level
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
An Exhortation to Importunity in Prayer
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jul, 2016
Summary: An unjust judge, an importunate widow - and the patience of God.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Views: 1,547
Robert Poole avatar
Shared by: Robert Poole on Feb, 2016
Summary: Luke 18-1-8. Persistence in prayer
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 329
David Henderson avatar
"Never stop Praying"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Maybe you wanted a special toy, a pet, or a new bicycle. If it was something that you really wanted, you didn't just mention it once, you asked for it over and over again.
Scripture: Luke 18:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 213
Fred W. Penney avatar
"When You Don't Have a Prayer"
Shared by: Fred W. Penney on Nov, 2015
Summary: A sermon on the parable of the persistent widow and the unjust Judge
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 865
Craig Condon avatar
Pray Without Ceasing
Shared by: Craig Condon on Oct, 2015
Summary: Luke included the Parable of the Unjust Judge to encourage the people. The parable is about waiting and not losing hope, heart or faith. If we pray earnestly, faithfully and regularly, Jesus will find faith when he does return.
Shawn miller avatar
Three lessons on Prayer
Shared by: Shawn miller on Sep, 2015
Summary: A description on three different people in Luke and Mark that show us three essentials in prayer. The Tax Collector teaches us to pray with simplicity (humility), the blind man teach us to pray specifically, and the widow teaches us to pray persistently
Tesh Njokanma avatar
Shared by: Tesh Njokanma on Aug, 2015
Summary: If you are persistent in prayer you may not get what you want when and how you want it, but you will definitely come to this conclusion about God and that is that GOD is FAITHFUL.
Chris Jordan avatar
The Storyteller - The Parables of Jesus: Secrets to Praying with Power
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Aug, 2015
Summary: In Jesus’ trilogy of parables on prayer, we learn three secrets to praying with power: having an urgent boldness, a hopeful perseverance, and a humble attitude.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,138
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jun, 2015
Summary: The parable of the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8 teaches us about persevering in prayer.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,388
Craig Condon avatar
Persistence Pays Off
Shared by: Craig Condon on Mar, 2015
Summary: Have you prayed, and prayed, and there still seems to be no answer? Does it seem as if God is asleep, and absent from your cry? Don't give up, don't lose heart, don't quit now, but just keep praying until the answer comes.
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Persistent Prayer
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Nov, 2014
Summary: Prayer can change circumstances and prayer can change us. The Lord has told us to pray and never give up, both of these things are very hard when you are going through a hard time.
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2014
Summary: Your prayers are heard by your heavenly Father, who loves you & cares about you supremely.
Series: Parables
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,190
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Four Answers to Prayer
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Oct, 2014
Summary: A sermon that teaches us that there are four options when God answers our prayers.
Glenn Narvaez avatar
Shared by: Glenn Narvaez on May, 2014
Summary: Discover why others got what they want from God and why others don't. Our attitude towards God reflects the degree of God’s blessings, working, and dealings with us. Desperation could be our missing ingredient in receiving from God.
Coz von avatar
Saved in theory with knowledge but not getting anywhere- whats the cure?
Shared by: Coz von on Apr, 2014
Summary: Dabbling in sin, feeding the Old man of sin gets us stuck in a rut and we can't seem to escape - is there hope
Donnie De loney avatar
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Apr, 2014
Coz von avatar
Will I make it?
Shared by: Coz von on Apr, 2014
Summary: We sin and wonder, is it at all possible for me to be saved. Will I make it. Is there hope for me, I meen I am so bad and I cant seem to overcome. what does Jesus think about this?
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:1-43
Views: 2,057
Ken Henson avatar
Persistence in Prayer
Shared by: Ken Henson on Feb, 2014
Summary: Jesus tells us to pray and not give up-He already taught the content of prayer-Persistence in the Lord's Prayer is required if we are to see God work.
David Taylor avatar
Effective Prayer
Shared by: David Taylor on Feb, 2014
Summary: Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: Effective Prayer
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Views: 1,629
Charlie Roberts avatar
You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too!
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Oct, 2013
Summary: Prayer is not the least you can do, prayer is always, the most powerful thing you can do! Amen? It's your WMD against the principalities of darkness!
Joe Tilton avatar
Prayer Changes Things
Shared by: Joe Tilton on Oct, 2013
Summary: A parable is used as an example of persistence in prayer. Plus, the Supreme Court is taking on the issue of public prayer. Here are some questions that need to be asked.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: *other
Views: 429
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Go Into Your Room, Close The Door And Pray
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Oct, 2013
Summary: God is calling his people to be persistent in prayer. God is calling his people to be changed, to be transformed through prayer. God is calling to those who truly enjoy and who truly yearn to spend time with Him.
Persistency in Prayer
Shared by: DAN SANTIAGO on Oct, 2013
Summary: This sermon says that Christians should be persistent in prayer.
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,425
Gerald Roberts avatar
We can count on God
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Oct, 2013
Summary: We can count on God to be present, We can count on God to hear us, we can count on God, we can count on God when we hurt, we can count on God to help, and we can count on God to be holistic.
Scripture: Luke 18:1-11
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 676
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Hang in There"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Oct, 2013
Summary: A sermon about prayer and trusting God.
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 879
Clair Sauer avatar
Is There Faith on Earth?
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Oct, 2013
Summary: Though the parable of the widow and unjust judge is difficult to hear, Jesus' lessons on the urgency of faith continues as he wonders, "When the Son of Man returns, will he find faith on earth?
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 722