What is a parable? A parable is a fictitious or made up story designed to teach a lesson through comparison. When you hear the story, you can relate it to your own life. It is like an illustration for the points in a sermon. It conveys its message of truth through analogy, through comparison or contrast.
Questions for this week:
- How can we learn about persistence of faith from the widow? What is a situation that you need to be praying more persistently about? Has there been a time in your life where God moved in a powerful way due to your persistent prayers?
- How do we see Jesus referring back to Luke 11:11-13?
- If we aren’t hopeful, what are our other options? What are characteristics of people who don’t walk by faith and hope?
- Are there any prayers that you have failed to pray consistently about because you didn’t think they would be answered?
Why do you think Jesus uses the example of a judge hearing the woman’s pleas to communicate his message?