Wednesday, August 18, 2010


LUKE 18:1-8

Pastor Rick Jackson*

Someomne might wrongly assume that the title is a mistake, that it should be “The Unjust Judge” but my friends, the title refers to the One telling the parable,

I. THE PARABLE [v. 1-5]

1. The Positive Purpose of the Parable [v. 1, 1 Thessalonians 5:17] Pray without ceasing.

2. The Negative Purpose of the Parable [v. 1, 2 Corinthians 4:1]

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Ephesians 3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
2 Thessalonians 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

3. The Presentation of the Parable [v. 2-5]

II. THE PRAYERS [v. 6-7]

1. The Prayers of the Hearers [v. 6, Luke 6:47-49]

Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

2. The Prayers of the Hurt [v. 7, Hebrews 10:30]

For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
1 Peter 2:14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

3. The Prayers of the Heart [v. 7] boavw boao, bo-ah'-o; apparently a prolonged form of a primary verb; to halloo, i.e. shout (for help or in a tumultuous way):--cry.

III. THE PERSPECTIVE [v. 8, 2 Peter 3]

1. The Doubt of His Coming [v. 8, 2 Peter 3:1-8]

2. The Delay of His Coming [v. 8, 2 Peter 3:9-12]

3. The Delight of His Coming [v. 8, 2 Peter 3:13-18]

*inspired by Brother Harold Clayton

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