LUKE 11

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Luke 11:1-4

PRAYER PATTERN

 

The disciples ask our Lord to teach them how to pray.

Here is a prayer pattern for us to follow.

 

GOD'S PRAISE - "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name."

GOD'S PREEMINENCE - "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth."

GOD'S PROVISION - "Give us day by day our daily bread."

GOD'S PARDON - "And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us."

GOD'S PATHWAY - "And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil."

 

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Luke 11:1-13

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PRAYER LIFE

 

DO YOU HAVE A MISSION? – Vs. 1 – To learn to pray

DO YOU HAVE A MODEL? – Vss. 2-4 – The Lord’s Prayer

DO YOU HAVE A MANNER? – Vss. 5-8 – Persistence

DO YOU HAVE A MANDATE? – Vss. 9-11 – Ask, Seek, Knock

DO YOU HAVE A MOTIVE? – Vss. 12 – To receive the good things God wants to give, especially the power of the Holy Spirit

 

 

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Luke 11:1-13

ABOUT PRAYER

 

A MODEL PRAYER – Vss. 1-4

A MEANINGFUL PARABLE – Vss. 5-8

A MAGNIFICENT PROMISE – Vss. 9-13

 

 

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Luke 11:1-13

THE CHRISTIAN'S GREATEST PRIVILEGE

 

After being saved, the greatest privilege you have is to talk to God.

 

PRAYER PATTERN Vss. 2-4

 

PRAYER PARABLE Vss. 5-8

 

PRAYER PROMISE Vss. 9-13

 

 

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Luke 11:1-13

PRAYER PRIMER or ABOUT PRAYER

 

As the Son of God, Jesus was a man of prayer. He knew how to communicate with his Heavenly Father.  On a day when Jesus was praying, one of the disciples wanted lessons in prayer (Vs.1). John the Baptist had evidently taught his disciples. Would Jesus also instruct those who followed Him in the important discipline of prayer? Of course He would!

 

A SYSTEMATIC PATTERN - Vss. 2-4

 

The Lord's Prayer (There's a longer version in Matthew 6:7-13) is a "skeleton" or pattern for prayer. We are to put the "meat" on the skeleton or elaborate on the basic ingredients of prayer here. When we pray we should remember:

 

God's Presence - "Our Father"

God's Praise - "Hallowed be they name"

God's Preeminence - "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done..."

God's Provision - "Give us this day our daily bread."

God's Pardon - "And forgive us our sins..."

God's Pathway - "And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil."

(Most of the above "p's" are part of the outline that has been shared before.)

 

A STUBBORN PERSISTENCE - Vss. 5-8

 

God wants to answer our prayers (Jeremiah 33:3). God also wants us to sincerely seek His face for all that we need.  God is not reluctant to act like the neighbor in this story, but God does want to see us be as persistent in asking as the man making the request in this story.

 

Although there are times when God will show us that what we are asking is not His will, all too often we give up asking God before He sends the answer. Let's continue to pray and continue to believe that He'll answer, even if the answer seems long in coming. James 5:16-18

 

A SUPERNATURAL PROMISE - Vss. 9-13

 

As we continue to ask, seek and knock, God will respond. Vss. 9-10

God is kinder than any parent. Vss. 11-12

God will answer our prayers. Particularly mentioned here is the giving of the Holy Spirit. Although we do not need to ask for the presence of the Holy Spirit today, we should ask for the power of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 8:9, Ephesians 5:18, Galatians 5:16

 

 

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Luke 11:5-13

CHALLENGED TO PRAY

 

A PARABLE – Vss. 5-8

·       The Friend’s Timing Was Revolting – Vss. 5,7

·       The Friend’s Trouble Was Real – Vs. 6

·       The Friend’s Tenacity Was Rewarded – Vs. 8

 

A PROCESS – Vs. 9

 

A PROMISE – Vs. 10

 

A PROOF (That God Will Answer Prayer) – Vss. 11-13

 

 

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Luke 11:11-17

OPPOSING GOD

 

As God, the Lord Jesus worked many mighty miracles that helped many people.

He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, calmed the sea, fed the hungry and raised the dead.

Today the Lord is still working many miracles.  I feel the greatest miracle He works today is giving new life to anyone who will turn to Christ as Savior! John 3:1-8, 2 Corinthians 5:17

It is hard to believe that anybody opposed Jesus' miracles, but they did. He was especially criticized when He worked these miracles on the Sabbath Day. Today, people still oppose the miracles that our Lord performs. We must remember that when we oppose the work of the Lord Jesus we are opposing the work of God! We have an example of the opposition Jesus received in this story.

 

INFIRMITY RELIEVED - Vss. 11-13

 

IGNORANT RESPONSE - Vs. 14

 

INSIGHTFUL REBUKE - Vss. 15-17

 

 

 

 

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