Silverdale Baptist Church
Persevering in Prayer (Bonny Oaks & Creekside)
Pastor Chuck Patrick
Locations & Times
  • Silverdale Baptist Church
    7236 Bonny Oaks Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
He told them a parable...that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. (Luke 18:1)

When you’re down and prayed out, look up and pray through.
Parable Precepts

unrighteous judge” (verse 6) “God [Father]” (verse 7)
“widow” (verse 3) hopeless “His elect” (verse 7) chosen ones
Precept: God is far more merciful & loving than any human

“kept coming” (verse 3) “continual coming” (verse 6) = “cry to Him day & night” (verse 7)
Precept: God sees our perseverance

“my adversary” (verse 3) = “your adversary” (1 Peter 5:8, ESV)
Precept: We have an enemy who opposes us & seeks our destruction

The Truths Jesus Gives Us to Persevere/Pray Through
1. God’s will is always good

Will not God give justice to His elect. (Luke 18:7)

He will give justice to them. (Luke 18:8)
2. God’s timing is always perfect

Will He delay long? (Luke 18:7)

He will give justice speedily. (Luke 18:8)

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9, ESV)
3. God’s perspective is always eternal

When the Son of Man comes. (Luke 18:8)

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. (2 Corinthians 4:17, ESV)

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