The Parables of Jesus
In simple terms, a parable is a fictional story to make a point. Jesus was well known for using stories to relay a truth. In fact, there are somewhere around 30-50 parables of Jesus recorded within the scripture. In most of the parables, we’ll find Jesus relaying why He came & what we should do. Let’s go!!!
WEEK 5: THE PARABLE OF THE PERSISTENT WIDOW
•What’s your favorite Christmas Movie?
•When was the last time you found yourself in a place of desperation? Explain.
•How do you respond when God doesn’t seem to be listening or answering your prayers when you want or how you want?
TRUTH: Read Luke 18:1-8
•In your own words, how is the widow resilient? Can you relate? Why or why not?
•Can you pray continuously even when God's response is delayed?
•Can you think of something worth a lifetime of persistent faith and prayer?
LIFE LESSON: REMAIN FAITHFUL TO THE FINISH!
•What are some characteristics of someone who is relentless in their relationship with God?
TAKEAWAYS: FIVE PRACTICES TO RELENTLESSLY PURSUE GOD.
1: God’s your most reliable resource!
-Do you live your life like that’s true?
-Read 1 Corinthians 1:9.
2: Be in constant conversation with God.
-What would change if you were?
-Read 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
3: Reliance leads to resilience.
-Where do you need to lean heavily on God right now?
-Read Lamentations 3:22-23 & 1 Peter 5:6.
4: Waiting leads to growth within us.
-When was the last time waiting served you well in the end? Where do you need to simply wait on God right now?
-Read Ephesians 3:20 & Psalms 27:14.
5: You must trust God in the midst of trouble: Send an S.O.S.
-What would it look like to practice SILENCE, OBEDIENCE & SURRENDER this week?
-Read Isaiah 55:8
REMEMBER: 2 Timothy 2:13 NLT “If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.”