In this message, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “Persistence in Prayer.” Join us as we study Luke 18:1-8a and learn how persistently praying can position you to have a deeper relationship with God. Our prayer is that this message strengthens your faith in God as you faithfully pray and believe in Him.
Persistence in Prayer
Luke 18:1 ESV
1And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
Luke 18:2-8a ESV
2He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” 6And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily.
1st It develops a steadfast faith in the character of God
Psalm 43:5 ESV
5Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
2nd It develops a closeness in our relationship with God
Luke 18:7a ESV
7And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night?
3rd It positions us to see the power of God
Luke 18:7c-8a ESV
7Will he delay long over them? 8I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”