Teacher: Pastor Chet Lowe

Main Scriptures: Luke 23:34, Psalm 32

  • Luke 23:34
    • They have crucified Jesus
      • According to the Old Testament law, blood was required as the penalty for sin (Hebrews 9:22)
      • His blood provides the redemption, forgiveness and grace we need (Ephesians 1:7-8)
        • Forgiveness is the act of the offended to pardon the offense at their own personal expense
      • His blood heals and renews us (Psalm 103:1-5)
  • Psalm 32
    • Forgiveness is such a great blessing because it brings peace and relief
  • We need to believe this statement and behave like it’s true
    • The heart of our Savior during His trial was to cry out to His Father in prayer
      • He didn’t doubt His Father would hear Him (John 11:42)
      • He is still praying (Hebrews 7:25)
    • The priority of His prayer
      • He prayed for others because they were His priority
      • His prayer was a sacrifice to Him
    • The practice of His prayer life
      • He was committed to reach the lost at all costs and prayed accordingly
        • The thief on the cross heard this prayer and repented
      • He knew the real problem and prayed accordingly
    • The prevalence of His prayer
      • He knows the heart of the Father and prays accordingly
      • They were ignorant, but He was wise and prayed accordingly
        • This prayer was answered in Acts 2 when 3,000 who had been there heard and repented
  • Questions we can ask to be doers of this word, not hearers only
    • Has prayer become our custom despite our trials?
    • Do we find ourselves having His priority no matter the person we’re praying for or the personal sacrifice to us?
    • Will we make it our practice to go into the highways and byways to reach the lost who He prayed for?
    • Do we have the wisdom to see our greatest opportunities in the prevalence of so much ignorance about the Gospel?
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