Communion & Kingdom Week 3
Perspective Fuels Persistence  

Small Group Questions

1. What?:

What is the stated purpose of why Jesus told this parable? 

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Luke 18:1 ESV

2. So What?:

Inside of serious self evaluation, would you say that unresolved prayers (experience) has caused your perspective of God to become like that of the unjust judge? Why is a proper view of God essential to understanding prayer?

What does Jesus mean by His last question in this parable "...when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”(Luke 18:8) Is it directed toward His disciples, toward the world, or both?

I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8 ESV

3. Do What?:

What is one thing that has caused you to suffer, lose hope, and feel like a barrier when you pray? How are we to persevere  when we are suffering? 

How can this help you be persistent in your prayer life?

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. James 5:7-11 ESV