Thursday: More Lessons on Prayer
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Teaching About Prayer

Immediately after giving His disciples a model prayer, Jesus taught them, through the parable of a friend at midnight (Luke 11:5-13), the need for persistent prayer. Then, as He neared the end of His ministry, He reminded His followers of the need for penitence and humility in prayer (Luke 18:9-14). Both of these parables show … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Prayer (May 16, ’15)
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Prayer” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Model Prayer: Part 2
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Give us day by day our daily bread (Luke 11:3, NKJV). The petition begins with the word give. Whether the word comes from the lips of a millionaire or an orphan in perpetual want, the prayer is at once an expression of dependence and acknowledgment of trust. We are all dependent on God, and the … [Click to read more …]

God Listened to Me!
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And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. Isaiah 65:24 More exciting than getting what you ask for from God is just knowing He listens to you! In the summer of 1991 I was enjoying my first full year of Literature … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Model Prayer: Part 1
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A Dad Reads the Bible With His Kids

Read Luke 11:1-4. How do these verses help us to understand how prayer works? Father is Christ’s favorite way of describing God and is so recorded at least 170 times in the four Gospels. In addressing God as our Father, we acknowledge that God is a Person, capable of the most intimate relationship with humans. … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Prayer Life of Jesus
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Jesus Praying

Among the many times that Jesus prayed, some are recorded only in Luke. Note the following incidents that show Jesus in prayer during great moments in His life. Jesus prayed at His baptism (Luke 3:21). A new and important era was opening before Him. He was now, upon a wider stage, entering on the conflict … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Jesus and the Holy Spirit
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As a Gentile convert and a missionary companion of the apostle Paul, Luke viewed the entire Christological entrance into history-from Jesus’ incarnation to His ascension and to the spread of the church-as a divine wonder brought about and guided by the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ life we see the whole Godhead at work in our … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath Afternoon: Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Prayer
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 2:25-32, John 16:5-7, Luke 23:46, Luke 11:1-4, Matt. 7:21-23, Luke 11:9-13. Memory Text: So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, … [Click to read more …]