Ask, Seek, and Knock - Luke 11:5-13 * Thurs. 2-1-18

ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK

Luke 11:5-13

 

I.      Persistence (vs. 5-8)

 

a. What are the details of the parable Jesus tells in vs. 5-8? _________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

b. Why did the need arise?  _____________________________________________________________

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c. Why was the friend reluctant to meet the need? _______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

d. Why does the man eventually get up and meet the need? _________________________________________

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e. Is the point that we need to pester God until He gives in to our wants?

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II.              Ask, Seek, and Knock… (vs. 9-10)

 

a. The very next verse after the parable is an exhortation to God’s people to do what? _______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________        b. What limiting factors are listed in this passage in how God will answer sincere requests? _______________________________________________________________________________  

c. Reconcile this passage with James 4:1-3.  ____________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________________

d. What condition is listed in 1 John 5:14 concerning our asking and the Lord giving? ______________________________________________________________________________

 

 

III.            If You Being Evil Know How to Give Good Gifts… (vs. 11-13)                                                                                                  a.      What is significant in the verse that states, “If a son asks…?” __________________________________

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b. What examples are given for what the son asks? _______________-_______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

c. What is the contrast depicted in verse 13? ____________________________________________________

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d. Is the promised answer (vs. 13) material or spiritual? _____________________________________________

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IV.  Application:  Is this passage a challenge for God’s people to annoy God into doing what we want? __________Are there  Or is it a promise for us to ask, seek, and knock knowing that God loves us and will provide what we need? __________________________________________________________________________________

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