The Parable of the Persistent Widow
4 "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!'
6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"
Lady searching for the coin. The Parable of the Lost Coin
Luke 15:8-10 (New International Version)
Man finding the treasure of great worth and buying the field.
Matthew 13:44-45 (NIV)
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and Pearls
45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.
Seek first the Kingdom of God, and all the rest will be added unto you…
Matthew 6:32-34 (New International Version)
1. Evidence of Effective Prayer
2. Reality of Effective Prayer
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