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Luke 18:1-8

Lesson Focus

The world is not as it should be. We are called to persistently call out to God, who is justice, to make things right.

Lesson Outcomes

Through this lesson, students should:

1. Seek to identify the things that are not right in the world.

2. Be encouraged to pray to God persistently about the things that are not right in this world.

3. Be inspired to discover how they might participate in making the world right.

Catching Up on the Story

As we have been journeying with Jesus toward Jerusalem and his ultimate death, we’ve witnessed quite a few interactions between him and his disciples and the Pharisees. Jesus has done some remarkable things. He’s also gotten himself into some trouble.

The Pharisees are out to get him and will use any excuse to try and shame Jesus. The Pharisees are out to get Jesus b he’s because he has been revealing to the world the nature of the new world order, or the Kingdom of God. Remember that we’ve said that Luke is telling this story from an apocalyptic perspective, a perspective that means to reveal what God is doing to heal, restore, and redeem his created order.