The Heavenly Father Rewards Those Who Ask! | Luke 11:11-13

The Heavenly Father Rewards Those Who Ask! | Luke 11:11-13

The Heavenly Father Rewards Those Who Ask! – Luke 11:11-13

Introduction

Luke 11:11-13 ESV  What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;  (12)  or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  (13)  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

  • We have been talking a lot about prayer this past month, and God has really opened some doors for people.
    • One of my favorite things as a pastor is seeing God miraculously answer prayers!
    • Just like how one of my favorite things as a Father is being able to say YES to my children!
      • Now of course I don’t always say yes. If they want ice cream for breakfast… not going to say yes.
      • If they want to eat ALL the candy they got from the parade yesterday in one sitting, yeah that’s a hard pass…
    • But when they ask for things that are good for them, that makes me joyous!
      • Daddy can we pray together? Absolutely!
      • Daddy can I have more apple slices? SURE THING BABY!
    • But the best things is when they ask to serve me!
      • Daddy can I rub your back? YES! ABSOLULTLY! Hannah gives the best back rubs!
      • Daddy can I help you carry that! I would love that son!
      • Daddy can I paint your toenails… Uh… how about you comb my hair?!
  • The Heavenly Father is the same way, isn’t He? When we ask according to His will, He loves to say YES!
  • Some people never see answered prayers because they are asking for ice cream for breakfast!

James 4:3 ESV  You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

  • But when we ask according to the will of God, He says YES!

John 14:13 ESV  Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

  • I think this principle is so apparent on the Mission field!
    • Why? Because when you go on missions you are denying yourself to serve Christ.
    • When you go on missions it’s not about you or your comfort.
    • When you go on missions you are literally seeking the Kingdom of God first!

Luke 11:2 ESV  And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.

Matthew 6:33 ESV  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

  • Guy’s I am telling you, from both my study of scripture and from personal experience… THERE IS POWER ON THE MISSION FIELD LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!
    • There is a special anointing for the beautiful feet that go and preach the Gospel in other nations.
  • That’s what we are going to talk about today this mission Sunday.

PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY

Section One – Promise Testimony

Luke 11:11-13 ESV  What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;  (12)  or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  (13)  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

  • Promise to share.

Section Two – Eric Testimony

Luke 11:11-13 ESV  What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;  (12)  or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  (13)  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

  • Eric to Share

Section Three – Brandi Testimony

Luke 11:11-13 ESV  What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;  (12)  or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  (13)  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

  • Brandi to Share

Conclusion

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