The Power of Persistence (7 of 9) by North Coast Church

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The Power of Persistence (7 of 9)
Series: Faith and Prayer
Pastor Mike Hodson
Luke 18:1-8

SETTING THE SCENE:

A QUICK DEFINITION:

Persistence is not giving up

Persistent Prayer is asking over and over

Persistent Prayer puts us in a position of dependence and surrender

WHY DOES GOD MAKE US WAIT?

Prayer brings us into alignment with God
Luke 18:7-8, 2 Corinthians 12:7-9

We don't fully know
Ephesians 6:12, Daniel 10:10-14


CLOSING THOUGHTS:


TAKING IT HOME
1. Take a minute and use one of Paul's prayers in Digging Deeper question #3 as a guide for praying for yourself. Now do the same for someone else.

2. As you look back on this series on Faith and Prayer, can you think of any new insight you want to remember? If so, explain.


Can you think of any ways you'd like your life to be different as a result of this series? If so, explain.


Communion
God's ultimate work in our life and His love for us is exhibited through the sacrifice He made on the Cross. Communion is one way we remind ourselves of all that He has done and all He's calling us to become. This week, your Growth Group will conclude by taking Communion together. To prepare for this, take a moment to read Psalm 103:8-14
and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 reflecting on the significance of Christ's forgiveness of our sins.




Growth Group Homework


This week is the final meeting of our Winter Quarter. (Note: College groups are on a different schedule.) We'll take a two-week break and the nine-week Spring Quarter will begin April 5 and run through June 4.

QUICK REVIEW
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