Ask, Seek, Knock

This talk was given at one of our regular public meetings at Elmstead Baptist Church - please feel free to join us one Sunday, you will be very welcome.

Date: 20 November 2016
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THE GREATEST SERMON?

6. Ask. Seek. Knock.

Matthew 7:7-12

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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)

Unique teaching of Jesus

God-focussed motivation.

If you would like to discuss anything you have heard in this talk please get in touch.