Sermons from December 2017

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Why keep praying? (Luke 18:1-8)

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Let me tell you what I’m not competent to do: I can’t explain to you why God says yes or no to any given prayer; or what His purposes are in the timing of His answers (which very often come about after a far longer time than fits our expectations of an acceptable RSVP). Like everyone else, I can’t do more than speculate about that, and I’ve found that to be a pretty useless exercise.
What I hopefully can do is what I’m called to do: Share with you what God says in His Word about prayer, and how He would have us shape our lives in the light of that. And here in Luke 18:1-8, Jesus unambiguously teaches us to ‘always pray and not give up.’ The point of the parable is spelled out right there in v.1, before the parable’s even spoken: Be persistent.