Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unrighteous judge said; now, will God not bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night, and will He delay long for them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:6-8)
These verses are from the passage of Scripture for this Sunday's worship service message. As shared on Wednesday, Jesus gave a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not become discouraged. The words above are Jesus' summary of the parable that he told. So, we should not become discouraged in praying at all times because God will quickly bring about His justice for His children. The question is, will we have such faith to continue to trust in and seek the Lord? The apostle Peter, who denied Jesus three times at a moment of crisis and afterwards received encouragement from the Lord, wrote to the persecuted fellow believers of his time: "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, having cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares about you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. So resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brothers and sisters who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen." (1 Peter 5:6-11) Let us stand firm in our faith in Jesus Christ, continuing to seek the Lord in our times of need, and also remembering to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world.
The title for this Sunday's worship service message is "Humbly Seeking the Lord", and we will be looking together at Luke 18:1-17. Please prayerfully prepare for the worship service.