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JESUS,

THE
HOLY
SPIRIT,
AND
PRAYER
Lesson 7 for
May 16, 2015

JESUS AND THE HOLY


1. At His birth.
He was bornSPIRIT
from the Holy Spirit (Lk. 1:35).

Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit (Lk.


1:41).
Simeon was filled with the Holy Spirit (Lk.
2:25).
2. At His baptism.
John predicted that He would baptize
with the Holy Spirit (Lk. 3:16).
The Holy Spirit came upon Him in a corporal
shape (Lk. 3:22).
He was filled with the Holy Spirit (Lk. 4:1).

3. During His ministry.


He received the power of the Holy Spirit (Lk.
4:14).
He did miracles thanks to the Holy Spirit (Lk.
4:18).
He taught that blaspheming against the Holy
Spirit is4.the
worst
(Lk. 12:10).
With
Hissin
disciples.
He promised His constant presence (Jn. 16:7).
He promised He would give Him to those who
ask for Him

JESUS AND
He prayed at His
baptism PRAYER
(Luke
3:21)
He prayed before
choosing the
twelve apostles
(Luke 6:12-13)

He prayed for His


disciples (Luke
9:18)

He prayed before
the
transfiguration
(Luke 9:28-36)

Jesus was divine, and


He was one with the
Father and the Holy
Spirit. Nevertheless,
He needed prayer in
order to be in contact
with His Father. He
received comfort and
guidance from Him
through prayer. We
find Jesus praying all
through the book of
Luke.

He prayed at
Gethsemane
(Luke 22:39-46)
He prayed when
He was dying
(Luke 23:46)

If the Son of God needed to pray in order to be


in communion with His Father, then we really

THE MODEL
PRAYER

Our Father

God as personal, real, loving


and caring as a (perfect)
human father.

Luke 11:2-4

in heaven

God is holy and real. He is


far above us, but still fully
approachable through
prayer.

Hallowed be
Your name

We sanctify Gods name by


reflecting His character in
our lives.

Your kingdom
come

Both Jesus kingdom on this


earth through His Church
and the everlasting kingdom
of glory that will come at His
Second Coming.

Your will be
done on earth
as it is in
heaven

THE MODEL
PRAYER
Gods will is obeyed in
Luke 11:2-4

heaven. We are partially


responsible for His will being
obeyed on Earth too.

Give us day by
day our daily
bread

We admit that God is the


source of everything we
have. He supplies all our
needs.

And forgive us
our sins, for we
also forgive
everyone who is
indebted to us

There is no salvation without


forgiveness. We must forgive
as weve been forgiven.

And do not
lead us into
temptation,
but deliver us
from the evil

God is the only one who can


deliver us from evil. He gives
us strength to overcome
temptation.

PARABLES ON PRAYER
And He said to them, Which of you
shall have a friend, and go to him at
midnight and say to him, Friend, lend
me three loaves; for a friend of mine
has come to me on his journey, and I
have nothing to set before him; and
he will answer from within and say,
Do not trouble me; the door is now
shut, and my children are with me in
bed; I cannot rise and give to you? I
say to you, though he will not rise
and give to him because he is his
friend, yet because of his persistence
he will rise and give him as many as
he needs. (Luke 11:5-8)

Insisting in prayer doesnt


change Gods will but
strengthens our faith. Pray
without ceasing. (1Ts. 5:17)

A The importunate
friend

PARABLES ON PRAYER
B Egg or

scorpion?

If a son asks for bread from any father


among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he
asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent
instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg,
will he offer him a scorpion? If you then,
being evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your heavenly
Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask
Him!

(Luke 11:11-13)

This parable shows


Gods willingness to
give us everything
thats good for us.
Theres only one
condition, just ask

PARABLES ON PRAYER

C The Pharisee and the Tax

TwoCollector.
men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the
other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with
himself, God, I thank You that I am not like other men
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I
fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess. And the
tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his
eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, God, be merciful to
me a sinner! I tell you, this man went down to his house justified
rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be
humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 18:10-14)

Humbleness,
repentance and a
broken heart are
fundamental when we
come to the throne of
grace to obtain mercy

You are to pray. Jesus would not have


enjoined this upon you, unless there was
actual necessity for it. It is well known to
Him that of yourself you cannot overcome
the many temptations of the enemy, and
the many snares laid for your feet. He has
not left you alone to do this; but has
provided a way that you can obtain help.
Therefore He has bid you to pray.
E.G.W. (Lift Him Up, December 20)