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  • Parable Of The Unjust Judge Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 5, 2007
    based on 45 ratings

    Includes info. on "Jessica’s Law", child predators, lenient judges, and some powerful spiritual lessons Jesus taught about His Father and about prayer. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Unjust Judge Luke 18:1-8 Bad judges have highlighted the news more than ever the last few months as investigations into rulings doled out to child predators have revealed so many judges exercising extreme lenience that is not more

  • Persist In Prayer

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 37 ratings

    A message from Luke 18:1-8. The parable of the persistent widow and evil judge.

    Luke 18:1 (NLT) One day Jesus told his disciples a story to illustrate their need for constant prayer and to show them that they must never give up. 2 Needs • Prayer – Our direct link to God • Persistence – A “won’t quit” state of mind Luke 18:2-3 (NLT) "There was a judge in a more

  • The Persistent Widow Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Jun 2, 2008
    based on 30 ratings

    Sermon on Parable of the Persistent widow

    Tell Me a Story The Persistent Widow Luke 18:1-8 God wants me to pray persistently Persistent prayer helps me keep focus… …on who God is (v. 6-7a) …on who I am (v. 7b) …on what’s important Persistent prayer helps me produce fruit (v. 5-7)(John 15:7-8) Persistent prayer helps me more

  • A Desperate Widow: A Parable About A Responsive God."

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Oct 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus gathers his disciples for a teaching on pray and not grow faint. He uses a persistent widow, a shadey character, a dishonest judge to make a point about the goodness of God. The message is not about the "way to have peace with God" bu

    In Jesus Holy Name October 21, 2007 Text: Luke 18:1-8 Redeemer “A Desperate Widow: A Parable About A Responsive God” During the past Sundays our Sunday morning Gospel lessons have been moving us through the Gospel of Luke. In Luke 14 Jesus told his disciples about the “cost more

  • La Oración Series

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 77 ratings

    En el contexto de Su segunda venida, Jesús nos enseña sobre la oración

    La Oración Lucas 18:1-14 Introducción: Continuamos nuestro estudio del Evangelio de Lucas. Hoy vamos a examinar la primera parte del capítulo 18. Por ahora, no estudiaremos la segunda parte del 17. Ese material contiene profecías que hizo Jesús acerca del futuro, acerca de la caída de Jerusalén more

  • Always Pray & Do Not Lose Heart Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 4, 2007

    This parable is a teaching from God himself to Always Pray and Do Not Lose Heart. We can see this in the: 1) Exhortation to Pray 2) Example of Prayer and 3) Encouragement for Prayer

    There are certain things that you expect in turning up for worship, and others you do not. Everything turned upside down for the membership of Grace Church in San Diego California. Their Church building was totally destroyed by the fires. No doubt you have heard of the trauma of the massive fires more

  • The Widow's Might

    Contributed by Maurice Lamb on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 22 ratings

    To encourage believers and to challenge unbelievers

    We are familiar with the Widow’s Mite in Luke 21 and Mark 14; This is a parable in which Jesus illustrates a widow’s might; who, against all odds, won her lawsuit against a dishonest, well-connected adversary, and through a heartless, unscrupulous judge! THE PURPOSE THAT it is Important, more

  • "Wearing Out The Judge" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 11, 2002
    based on 12 ratings

    Variety in how we pray can help us to be consistent and persistent

    “Wearing Out The Judge” Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts When the subject of prayer comes up, it raises some questions. First of all, since God already knows our needs, why even pray? Obviously God doesn’t need a briefing—He doesn’t need to be more

  • P.u.s.h.--Pray Until Something Happens! Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 1, 2003
    based on 927 ratings

    In this parable, we learn the value of positive, persistent prayer and the need for prayer in our lives.

    P.U.S.H. – Pray Until Something Happens! Luke 18:1-8 By Dr. David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION A young man went into a drugstore to buy 3 boxes of chocolate: small, medium, and large. When the pharmacist asked him about the three boxes, he said, “Well, I’m going over to a new girlfriend’s house more

  • Two Prayerables Series

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 59 ratings

    Speaking in the context of His second coming, Jesus tells two parables about prayer.

    Two Prayerables Luke 18:1-14 Introduction: We continue with our study of the Gospel of Luke. We’re going to look today at the first part of Chapter 18. If you’ll notice, you’ll see that, for now, we’re skipping the last part of chapter 17. This material concerns some prophecies that Jesus made more

  • The Unjust Judge Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 10, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    This parable is about persistence in praying but not about praying the same prayer persistently to get what we want. It is about sticking with prayer and with God no matter what!

    The Parables of Jesus The Unjust Judge Luke 18:1-8 August 9, 2009 Here we have another parable with a theme of prayer. Like the parable of the BFF @ midnight, this parable is NOT praying the persistently the same prayer badgering God to get what we desire. In fact, NO WHERE in scripture is more

  • Sigue Orando Series

    Contributed by Wilbur Madera Rivas on Sep 13, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Sigue orando porque el buen Padre te está escuchando

    Intro: En los primeros meses después del nacimiento de mi hijo Josué, nos dimos cuenta de que sus ojitos amanecían prácticamente pegados porque secretaba lagañas abundantes. De hecho, a veces ni podía abrir los ojos porque las lagañas se habían secado formando un adhesivo poderoso entre párpado y more

  • "Prayer Is "Heightened Awareness” Of God's Constant Presence.”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Oct 12, 2001
    based on 154 ratings

    Year C. Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 18: 1-8 October 21, 2001 Heavenly Father empower each of us, to learn the discipline, of consistently turning our attention to You and your eternal dimension and outlook. Amen.

    Year C. Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 18: 1-8 October 21, 2001 Heavenly Father empower each of us, to learn the discipline, of consistently turning our attention to You and your eternal dimension and outlook. Amen. Title: “Prayer is “heightened awareness” of God’s constant more

  • God Uses Cracked Pots Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 11, 2010
    based on 36 ratings

    Like the clay jars that Gideon and his soldiers broke, there a tremendous value in being broken. We throw things away when they’re broken, but God cherishes and uses broken people. So, broken down, cracked pots, rejoice because God uses cracked pots so th

    INTRODUCTION The title of my teaching series from 2 Corinthians is “Hope for Cracked Pots.” Today, we’re going to look at 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 which is the passage for which I named the entire series. Today we’re going to talk about “God uses Cracked more

  • A Demanding Widow And A Deluded Pharisee

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 24, 2010

    A Demanding Widow and a Deluded Pharisee (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    Reading: Luke chapter 18 verses 1-14 Ill: • When a night club opened on the main street of a small American town; • The local Church held an all-night prayer meeting. • One member asked God to burn it down. • Within a few moments, lightning struck the club and it more