In the third installment of “God’s Plan for 2012” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at Jesus as he shares the parable of the window seeking justice in Luke chapter 18. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including not letting delay and doubt stop and to pray through it.
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Hebrews 6:11-12 – We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. 12We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
Luke 18:1 – 1Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they
should always pray and not give up.
Luke 18:8b – …However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
o Don’t let delay stop you. o Don’t let doubt stop you.
Luke 18:2-5 – He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. 3And 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 about men, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!'”
o Don’t let the urgent stop you.
o Don’t let the opinions and attitudes of others stop you.
AGREE WITH OTHER CHOSEN ONES.
Luke 18:6-7 – 6And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
Matthew 18:19-20 – Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.
EMBRACE GOD’S JUSTICE.
Luke 18:8a – 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.
Psalm 105:8 – He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,