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Summary: In this sermon outline I am changing the order of ask, seek and knock to seek, knock and ask. However, it will not change the message of Jesus. He still is the 'Prayer answering God' that loves us more than we can ever understand. God does want to a

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SEEK, THEN KNOCK AND THEN ASK. THEN SEE

WHAT WILL HAPPEN FOR YOU!

Matthew 7:7-11 (KJV) 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall

find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh

receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be

opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he

give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If ye

then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much

more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask

him?

In this sermon outline I am changing the order of ask, seek and knock to

seek, knock and ask. However, it will not change the message of Jesus. He

still is the 'Prayer answering God' that loves us more than we can ever

understand. God does want to answer our prayers.

I. First we need seek.

A. What must we first seek? Matthew 6:33 (KJV) But seek ye

first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these

things shall be added unto you.

1. The Kingdom of God is Jesus and His Salvation.

2. Without Him we have nothing.

3. Peace, Joy, Salvation, Healing blessing comes from

Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (KJV) But my God shall

supply all your need according to his riches in glory by

Christ Jesus.

4. In the Gospels people came seeking Him.

a. The blind man, the leper and so on in the Bible.

b. I remember in 1970 a man that was blind, traveled

over 600 miles by train get to our crusade in

Concordia, Argentina. He came looking for

healing and found Christ as his personal saviour

and went back to Buenos Airs having found both

spiritual and physical sight.

II. We seek, we find, then we knock.

A. Where do we knock? We knock on the door.

B. The door is a person of Christ. John 10:9 (KJV) I am the door:

by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and

out, and find pasture.

1. Jesus also knocks on the door of our hearts.

Revelation 3:20 (KJV) Behold, I stand at the door, and

knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will

come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

2. He does this by the conviction of the Holy Spirit.

C. We must keep knocking.

1. I look at a stonecutter hammering away at a rock a

hundred times without so much as a crack showing in

it. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in two. I know it was

not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone

before.

III. After seeking Him, knocking on the Living Door we then can

ask.

A. He never turns us away. John 6:37 (KJV) All that the Father

giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in

no wise cast out.

B. Jesus said before He went away. John 14:13-15 (KJV) 13 And

whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the

Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in

my name, I will do it. 15 If ye love me, keep my

commandments.

C. The Father gives us what we ask in His Name. John 16:26

(KJV) 26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: …….

D. Jesus said everyone that asks also receives. Sometime it is yes,


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