StoneBridge Community Church
Luke 11:1-13: "Time to Pray"
Associate Pastor Jonathan Lusche
Locations & Times
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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The Text In Context

"(Jesus) was praying, Luke tells us, 'in a certain place' (v. 1). I take it that this means our Lord was taking a time out for prayer, as He often did. The disciples had been observing these 'seasons of prayer' for some time. Apparently they had finally realized that just as prayer played a vital role in John the Baptist’s life, and in the life of the Lord, so it should..." Click link to read more.

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1. Prayer...
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... is an assumption of the Bible and of Jesus.
2. Prayer...
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... is a two way conversation with God.
3. Prayer...
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... allows us access to God.
4. Prayer...
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... requires humble submission.
NEXT STEPS

1. Join a guided prayer walk immediately following today's worship service.

2. Unable to join a guided prayer walk? Take a prayer guide home and pray for StoneBridge this week.

3. Prayerfully commit to participating in four, Time to Pray events at StoneBridge this year.
GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. Is there anything in this past weekend’s message that you found exceptionally challenging or objectionable? What was it? Why? Inversely, is there anything in this past weekend’s message that you found helpful? What was it? Why?

2. Did you participate in a guided prayer walk after worship this week? What are some of your thoughts and feelings about your experience?

3. How do you feel about prayer? Is prayer easy or hard for you? What have been some obstacles to your prayer life? Are there any prayer habits or tools that you’ve developed that have enhanced your prayer life? What are they? How’d they help?

4. Have you ever had a prayer partner? If so, did you find the relationship helpful to your prayer life? If so, how? If not, why not?

5. In Luke 11:1-13, Jesus taught about prayer and persistence. What role does persistence play in your faith and prayer life?

6. In Luke 11:11-13, Jesus used the analogy of a parent giving good gifts to their children. How might this shape our expectations when we pray?

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