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StoneBridge Community Church

STORYTIME: "Need to Pray" - Luke 18:1-14

STORYTIME: "Need to Pray" - Luke 18:1-14

Senior Pastor Jon Saur

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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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"In this text we can learn much about ourselves from our prayer life. We will also find that Jesus has much to teach us about the kind of prayer befitting the..."  Click link to read more.
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Sermon Outline:

1. Parable of the Persistent Widow

2. Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

3. Lessons for Prayer
GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. In regard to the persistent widow, how does this story challenge your understanding of prayer? How might it reflect God's character in response to prayer?

2. How does the unjust judge's character contrast with God's character? Does this change how you might reflect God's character in response to prayer?

3. What can you do to persevere in prayer when it seems like you're not getting the response you want?

4. What do the prayers of the pharisee and the tax collector reveal about their understanding of themselves and their relationship with God?

5. In what ways might we see the attitudes of the pharisee and the tax collector reflected in our contemporary communities and/or culture?

6. The humility of the tax collector sends him home as justified. Where in your life does humility need to be fostered and arrogance managed?

7. What does the parable of the tax collector and the pharisee teach us about prayer?

Prayer Matters

Prayer Matters
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Our Annual Congregational Meeting will take in between services on Sunday, June 2nd. The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers, approve pastoral terms of call, and amend the StoneBridge by-laws.

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Every month, CCT members write and send care cards, phone and support church members, and/or visit and pray with those in need of encouragement. Occasionally, they may join a deacon to serve home communion. Personal time commitment is 1-4 hours a month. If you’re gifted with a compassion for others, the Congregational Care Team is a great fit for you. Learn more by contacting the church office letting us know you're interested.

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