We’re all grieved by the lack of power and victory in the Church and in our Christian walk. It’s partly explained by James in 4:2b: “You have not because you ask not—in other words, our prayerlessness. I understand why we pray so little; it’s because we’ve often prayed with little or no results: so we’ve become discouraged. I’m sure I’m not the only believer to neglect prayer out of discouragement with the poor results of my prayers. Jesus anticipated our problem and gave us two parables to show that we ought always to pray and never give up” (Luke 18:1 NRV). They were the parables of the unjust judge and the importunate widow (Luke 18:2-8); and the persistent friend at midnight (Luke 11:5-7). The point of the parables was that, if the unrighteous judge and the selfish friend would respond to persistence, how much more our merciful heavenly Father.
All for Jesus, Richard
Oct. 12: Anchor Youth Judgement Journey
Oct. 30: Youth Halloween Party 6:30-8:30pm
Oct. 31: Trunk or Treat@NCoC