Faithful Prayer for Justice (mp3)
Text: Luke 18:1-8
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
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I just posted my sermon for Sunday, October 21, 2007 — Faithful Prayer for Justice. I’m not wild about the title, but found this entire passage of Luke 18:1-10 fascinating. It’s the story of the persistent widow who is granted justice by the unjust judge simply because of her persistence. But, you must also understand and incorporate the background text of Luke 17:20-37, to get the real story of the passage. I thought it was interesting, timely, and powerful. Not the sermon, the text. Let me know what insights you have.