Luke 18: 1-30

  1. Verses 1-8. Why ought we to be persistent in prayer?
    How does the parable illustrate this?
    Note the elements both of comparison and contrast.
  2. Verses 9-14. What was the Pharisee’s error?
    Was he wrong to give thanks?
    What does God require in prayer?
  3. Verse 17. To what characteristics of children do you think Jesus was referring
  4. Verses 18-30. What did this ruler lack?
    Why are possessions so dangerous
  5. Do you see any connection between the radical demand of verses 22 and 29 and Jesus’ own self-sacrifice (verses 31-330? Cf. 1 Pet. 2: 21.