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Perseverance

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Intro

-Louie Zamporini… Does this name mean anything to anyone?
-Think about his life. It is a perfect example of my sermon topic. And that is persistance
-Hero?
-b-24
Talk about Zamporini’s life and how we can connect with it
Transfer over to the parable on the Persistent Widow
Read
-Plane went down and out of the 7 original there were only 3 survivors
Emphasis: “Does not fear God nor cared what people think.” yet because of this woman he changed his mind
b-24
-In the water the faced shark attacks, an attack from a Japanese fighter piolet, starvation, dehydration and sun exposure
Talk about the difference of power between the Judge and the old woman
-Made it to an island after 47 days.... A japanese island
-There is the scene where he is punched by every man in the camp
-In the third camp where he held the bar above his head for
-starve tourture take away all their hope
A lowly woman changed this man of power’s mind
-Bob Goff
-Pepperdine University
-Sat on the steps
-Bob Goff changed the mind of the Pepperdine President.
-Transfer over to the parable on the Persistent Widow
-Read
-Emphasis: “Does not fear God nor cared what people think.” yet because of this woman he changed his mind
-Talk about the difference of power between the Judge and the helpless old woman
-The Judge was probably looking for a bribe of some sort which is why he kept saying no. wether or not she had the money she knew she was correct and deserved justice.
-A lowly woman changed this man of power’s mind
-We need to be the widow, bob, Louie
-We are going to go up against Doc, Lawyer, Politician
-They are like the Judge or the Pepperdine president
-In Luke the woman and the judge butted heads
-Bob butted heads with the President
-We are going to butt heads with those in modern positions of power
-But if we persevere change can happen.
-Imagine if a pastor butted heads with Trump like the widow did.
Eventually, we would have a christian power influencing the white house.
-How can we make this happen? It’s simple
-Pray
-It says it right here in Verses 6-8
-God is not like the unjust Judge
-God will grant justice to those who pray and will do it swiftly
-That is when true change is consume the world in the way God intended
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