THE GREATEST SERMON?
6. Ask. Seek. Knock.
GOD WILL NOT IGNORE OUR PRAYERS (vv.7-8)
Praying reminds us of our dependency – James 4:2b
It reminds us of our ignorance – Romans 8:26-27
It shows our sincerity – Jeremiah 29:13
NOT to inform him – Matthew 6:8
to overcome his reluctance – Luke 18:1-7
selfishly – James 4:3
BUT submissively – Matthew 26:39-44; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9
confidently – 1 Peter 5:7
gratefully – Philippians 4:6-7
GOD WILL NOT MOCK OUR PRAYERS (vv.9-11)
Human fathers give good gifts in spite of being ‘evil’
Our heavenly father gives good gifts because he is good
Romans 8:28; 2 Peter 1:3
DON’T FORGET THE CONTEXT
THE SUMMING UP (v.12)
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