October 26, 2014
Matthew 22:34-46
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

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Ask and You Will Receive

Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17

Anna Shirey

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First Thoughts: This beloved passage is familiar to many of us, so much so that we might actually miss the radical nature of its claim. Jesus tells us that our God will never fail to provide our needs -- NEVER. The only stipulation for us...? We must ask. Asking for what we really need or want is surprisingly difficult. Do you ever notice in your own prayer life that you censor what you ask of God? Or perhaps you close any request with "if it's your will," to soften it a bit? Somewhere we got the idea that we shouldn't be asking God for too much. Perhaps we are motivated by our pride ("I should do it on my own") or our insecurity ("If I ask God for too much I will annoy God"), or our fearfulness...

This Children's Sermon, Ask and You Will Receive, is based on Luke 11:1-13 and relates to Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17. This Children's Sermon on Luke 11:1-13 is just one of over 3,000 children's sermons at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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