Sonship’s Superiority to Friendship

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Sonship’s Superiority to Friendship

Date: September 30, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Luke 11:5-13 |


Luke 11:5-13—Sonship’s Superiority to Friendship

Lesson 1: Our Heavenly Father wants our prayers ____________________ and __________________ (Luke 11:5-8; Matt 15:22-28).

Lesson 2: Sometimes our prayers aren’t answered because they’re:

  • (Part I) ______________ (Luke 11:10 cf. Jam 4:3).
  • (Part II) Not ______________________ beneficial (Luke 11:11-13; 2 Cor 12:8-9).

Lesson 3: Jesus’ ________ __________ is sonship (vv. 9-13) is superior to friendship (vv. 5-8).


Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Day 1: Read Luke 11:1-13 and discuss: What elements of the parable sound strange to our modern mind? Why are these parts of the story important? Why does the man in the house finally relent and give the traveler bread? What does this teach us about the manner of our own prayers?

Day 2: Read Luke 11:1-13 and discuss: Why are we to “keep” asking, seeking, and knocking? List a few things you have been praying for for a long time. How often do you pray? Daily? Hourly? When was the last time you prayed for those things? As you assess your prayers, honestly, is your self-assessment accurate?

Day 3: Read Luke 11:1-13 and discuss: Why does God not answer prayer sometimes? Think back in your life. List a few things you prayed for, but did not receive. Trace the flow of the passage and briefly explain why “sonship” is better than “friendship”. What practical impact will this have on your life, starting this week?

Pray for those who lead, feed, and care for the flock, and their families (Col. 4:3, 2 Thess. 3:1): Jim Donald & Tim Zumstein

Pray for these church members / families: (1 Tim. 2:1, Eph. 6:18, Col. 1:9): Kent & Melina Stephens, Gwen Stephenson, Isaac Studt, Jesse & Mary Studt, Carl & Audrey Templin

Pray for “kings” and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2): Local: Woodland Police; State: State Senator Dean Takko; Nation: Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler

Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38):

Those we directly support: The family from here who is preparing to work overseas

An Unreached People Group: Mongol (Buddhist, China)

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