As I have immersed in Luke 11:1-13, I have become more convinced than ever that these questions to fathers: "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg will give him a scorpion? throw extraordinary light on Jesus' preceding teaching about prayer. And isn't Father's Day a good day to preach about this?
My sermon impact is shaping up like this:
By God's grace, what this sermon will SAY: Prayer is all about our relationship with God our Father - being, asking and receiving from Him. And what the sermon will DO: awaken us to the wonder of our heavenly Father who gives us to Holy Spirit to help us stay close in relationship, and encourage renewed prayer practice.
Much is going on here. Let's keep preparing and, as always, any of your insights along the way will be gratefully received.