Prayer: Ask, Seek, Knock
Aim: To be inspired to talk to God
Bible Passage: Luke 11:5-13, Retold brilliantly in Song Here
To Think/Chat: Why did the man knock at his friend’s door so late? Why do you think he kept trying? If a normal friend could answer his friends need, as friends of God, is it okay to for us to ask the same thing to God in prayer until we get an answer? Do those answers always look like the things we expect?
Note: As adults, many of us have learned from experience that we often don’t see the answers to prayer in the way that we expect to see them, or exactly how we would like, in fact sometimes the answer isn’t the way we would do things at all! Sometimes we don’t even recognise it ourselves until a long way after. Acknowledging this with children is really important and sharing your own experience is too! The point of this passage is that if this man can persist and receive from his friend, how much more we can persist in prayer and receive from God!
Series: Ordinary? Abraham
In youth we are beginning a series on ordinary and flawed people in the Bible that God has involved deeply in the story of his love and redemption of the world. This past Sunday we looked at Abraham who was promised by God, that he would have a son, that his descendants would be more than the grains of sand or stars in the sky, and that from his descendants would come the Saviour.
Bible Passages- Stories of Abraham’s life and relationship with God are told in Genesis 11:27-25:11. A good summary of the life of Abraham has been made by the Bible Project .
To Think About- In what ways was Abraham Ordinary? What would people have to say about him today? In what ways did he honour God? Did God take away his promise when Abraham made mistakes? Does God take away his promises to us if we make mistakes? Give thanks to God that His promises never change! Skip ahead to the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1 in wonder!