Episode 7

The Real Jesus - Gives us a Voice (Bilingual Service)

Martin Chairez delivers a powerful message about how the real Jesus gives His followers a voice.

Transcript
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Please turn your Bibles to Luke chapter 11, Lucas Lucas Capo.

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So encouraging to be able to have a worship service.

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Lord, what to do?

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I?

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Yes.

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Thank you.

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Yes.

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Yes.

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Kyle?

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Uh, Uhoh.

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I feel like I'm being prank cuz I didn't buy a donut.

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I will repent.

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The United States is the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world.

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There are more Spanish speakers that live in the United States than

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in Argentina, than in Colombia.

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Then in Spain, this is a country where the Spanish language

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is here and is here to stay.

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Whereas in other cultures who bring their own native language, usually by

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generation two, that language is gone In the proximity to Latin America, new

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generations not being ashamed to be speak Spanish, but embracing their parents'

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language and the culture being a communal.

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Family oriented culture.

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The, the language remains.

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Every institution in every industry in the United States has figured that out.

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So when you call somewhere, they say

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used to be those

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moved us up.

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Every institution and every industry has embraced a branch for Spanish

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in our fellowship of churches.

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My wife and I are only one of nine ministers devoted to Spanish

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ministry in our, the entire country, in our fellowship of churches.

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My position doesn't exist as a Spanish minister for Spanish

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ministry in the majority.

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Of our churches, and yet we are the second largest Spanish

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speaking country in the world.

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I say that to say, to bring some context as to how special our

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bilingual service is and how we are participating with the new things that

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God is doing in the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world.

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And so for this English dominant speakers, we thank you for making space where we

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can worship publicly in both languages and not be in a corner with headsets

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feeling like second class citizens.

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But now we are participating in the kingdom with all are welcome and all

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can hear in their native language.

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Amen.

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Luke Chapter 11, the English Ministry.

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You guys have been going through the Gospel of Luke, and so I'm grateful.

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We're grateful to be able to join in into this passage for us.

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We've been going through the gospel of Johnson.

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We'll pause that.

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We'll enter the world of Luke.

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Have in 11 how much bread did the Defriend ask for?

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Find your answer, don't tell anyone.

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We'll get to it later in Luke chapter nine.

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Luke chapter nine in verse 51.

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Jesus makes this proclamation as a time.

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The scripture says, as a time approach for him to be taken up to heaven.

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Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.

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And so from chapter nine, verse 51, all the way in 1928, it's Jesus

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and his ministry journeying to Jerusalem in the Christian calendar.

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We're on our way to the cross and resurrection, and that's

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what's taking place there.

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And so then chapter 11 is in the middle of this journey, and

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chapter 11 talks about prayer.

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And other things that we're gonna unpack for a second, but I, I want

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to just kind of set it up here for you before you understand how unique

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Chapter 11 is in the context of this journey to death and resurrection.

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So look, chapter 11,

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here's a breakdown of Luke Chapter 11.

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This breakdown is an invitation for you to take some time this week and

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to dive into one of those things.

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So we see prayer, power, signs and critics pod.

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It's a very dense chapter, in fact, chapter 11 and chapter 14.

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There's a lot of content and teaching back to back, to back, to back, to back.

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That for the reader can be a little overwhelming and easy to miss some things.

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But again, it's right in the middle of that journey.

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But we're gonna not talk about all of these, but we'll talk about powers and

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then we'll go back to the beginning.

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Prayer.

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So I'm just gonna kind of summarize it here in Luke 11, verse 14 to 28.

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It says there that Jesus healed a man that was muted.

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Verse 14, sorry, as Jesus was driving out a demonn that was muted when the Demonn

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left, the man who had been muted spoke and the crowd was amazed and author.

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And then later, Jesus here, right away, he's accused that he's

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driving out demons by a demonn.

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And then Jesus responds just with logic like, Hey, if saint's divided

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against Satan, it's gonna collapse.

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Like he just kind of is gently just kind of breaking it down

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logically to his critics.

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And then there's a lady at the end, you know, bless is the mother who bore you.

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And Jesus is like, that's cool, but it's better to trust and believe in God.

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And so we see two extremes in the middle of this teaching and this miracle, one

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extreme is hyper critical of Jesus.

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And the other extreme just kind of that people, people that tell you what

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they want you, they want you to hear.

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But I love how Jesus kind of handles both and brings them back to trusting in God.

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Oh,

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that says a lot about Jesus who can take critics and people pre pleasing praise and

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not be shaken, but be able to attend to both and bring them to God centeredness.

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Because we can relate to the critics.

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We may not accuse Jesus of doing things in the power of Satan, but

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we may feel like Jesus is absent or not working in your favor.

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You said you'd love me.

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You said you'd be there.

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Where are you?

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Maybe we have resentment at times, especially when difficult

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things are taking place.

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Or maybe we're in the other extreme.

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This is the best life ever.

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Oh my goodness.

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Yay.

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I mean, it is, but life is real.

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The struggles, there's ups, there's downs.

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God is not expecting us to be in this hyper bubble either.

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So it says a lot about God who can take the spaces where we can

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be and bring us back to God vent.

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Jesus.

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Jesus.

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Now Luke is doing something a little cool here.

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Love gospel.

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Luke, at the beginning of Luke Zacharia doesn't trust God.

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God's messenger and he's muted.

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Elizabeth Trust that might be a sign.

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Brothers , I'm leave it right there.

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Elizabeth.

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And now there's a demonn that can mute people.

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So we see a God who mutes arias can Muk And we see a demonn that can mute.

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Luke is letting us know we're bringing both powers into the ring.

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Both have powers.

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And so it makes more sense when you read that passage when Jesus is talking about

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the strong man, what he's talking about.

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I'll leave that for your own personal Bible study,

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sir,

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and in verse 20 it says, but if I drive Jesus, this is what Jesus says.

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But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come

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upon you again, using logic to help them understand, I'm God helping you out here.

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Now this is a reference, as you can see, finger of God.

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It's a reference to Exodus chapter eight,

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what's happening, Exodus.

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God is displaying God's power to emancipate the enslaved people

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in Israel and freedom from the bondage of Pharaoh's system.

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But Pharaoh is pushing back and God sends a plague and the magicians

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respond with something similar.

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And so we see a coalition of powers.

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Am I, are you gonna be enslaved and new to muted?

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Why are you gonna be freed and be able to pray as we are gonna get to you?

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See all of that, the contrast of the God who wants us to pray.

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Who wants us to be free?

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Luke chapter four, here to set the captives free

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and the demons who want to keep you silenced, Barrow, who wants to keep

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you enslaved and under his bondage.

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So there's a lot happening in Luke that we should play close attention to.

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But the magicians tried to produce Nats by their secret arts.

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They could not, since the Nats were on people and animals

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everywhere, the magicians set to Pharaoh, they just gave up.

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This is the finger of God, the same thing Jesus is saying.

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That's a direct reference.

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Jesus is kind of letting him know.

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Listen, you guys are like the magicians of Pharaoh.

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Let me free my people.

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Luke chapter four.

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Stop trying to keep people in religious bondage.

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Stop accusing me.

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I'm here to.

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Can translate that one.

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It's cultural

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Are you in bondage?

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Have you been muted to find yourself able to?

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Find yourself, be able to share what's really going on.

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Find yourself not having the people in the space here, how you're feeling.

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Do you feel censored?

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Do you feel trapped?

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There is a God who can walk you through and give you a voice and give you and

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a space to be God centered and freed.

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And if you look into that passage, you see the call.

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As you remove things, you need to replace them.

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I'm all about deconstruction, but how are you gonna re, what are you gonna replace?

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That way it's good to.

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critic about certain things.

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I think that's healthy and I think that's good.

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But if we don't replace it with God's centerness, we may end up

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in a better, a worse situation.

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So God is letting us know.

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Say what you need to say.

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I'll listen to you.

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He didn't ignore the critic.

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He'd ignore the people pleasing person.

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He attended to them to bring him, because God's power is listening to us and giving

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us a voice so that we can speak to him.

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The power of a relationship with the living God.

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Good on that.

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We gotta translate.

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Let's go.

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Let's talk about prayer now.

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We're going backwards here and we'll end right here with communi.

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, can we go to the next slide?

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Thank you.

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So let's talk about prayer.

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Next slide.

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For some reason, there we go.

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Let's read this,

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this very short prayer compared to Matthew, but there's a lot there.

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Are you guys doing right?

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You good?

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Yeah.

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We're we're, we're together here.

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Yeah.

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You're committing to buy more donuts.

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. They stopped my controller, so I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm committing

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here so I can, all right.

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One day Jesus was praying as in a certain place that tells you

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so much about God right there.

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That tells you so much about Jesus.

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Luke is constantly highlighting the prayer life of Jesus.

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When he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray.

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Just as John taught his disciples, that tells you so much about what

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it means to be a follower of Jesus because these guys are learners.

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They're humble, they're paying attention.

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They have a desire to learn more from the living God.

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He's said to them, when you pray, say, father, all be your name, your

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kingdom come give us that have been highlighted each day our daily bread.

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Forgive us, our sin for we also forgive everyone who sins against

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us and lead us not into temptation.

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The brilliance of Luke that he's able to pack all of these themes in

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Luke into, or verses into an outline.

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of prayer because this is a communal prayer.

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We talked about personal muteness, but now we look at communal expressions of faith.

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Let me read in Spanish.

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Jesus.

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Anyway, all right.

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Lemme go.

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And.

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So last we, we, last time we spoke in English few seconds ago, we talked

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about how Luke packs everything.

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Most of the themes of Luke in these four verses, let's see them.

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We see Jesus prayer life.

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In these four verses, we see the followers as learners.

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We see the importance of prayer life of the church cuz it's Luke in Acts.

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And so the church is constantly in prayer.

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We see the God centeredness about this.

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The, the students are asking, we wanna learn to pray for what

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reason, to connect with God.

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Sometimes we wanna learn to do something.

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This is a posture of learning to be someone, because when you're stuck

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in a cycle, will you read your Bible just to give a lesson that's not God's

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centerness, that's performance oriented.

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Protect your relationship with God, God's future breaking into the present

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because he says, you know, your kingdom come the Old Testament connections

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to God providing to his people.

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In four verses, Luke is wrapping up the major narratives of scripture

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and then the emphasis on forgiveness.

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That's a big one.

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That's a complicated one.

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Can we say that?

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That's a complicated one, but God don't mute.

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, but don't let me be muted.

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Help me to pray or forgiveness and to forgive.

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That's a personal prayer and a church prayer.

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Release our debts cuz he came to set the captive free the year of the

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Jubilee where equality mutuality can take place in the kingdom of God.

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And obviously the trials and temptations that come not from God, but because

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of the consequences of following God.

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God's not out there trying to figure out how you can fail.

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Let me test you to see that you are not complete.

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Therefore you can turn and need me more.

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That's not.

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God listens to critics and walks them through into God's centerness.

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God listens to out of touch people and moves them into God, centerness,

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and then says, call me Father.

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Pray for this.

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Pray with others.

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Be part of a community.

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So the trials are not the God who's trying to get you.

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The trials are the consequences of life when you're trying to follow God.

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So as we wrap up, once he teaches this prayer,

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he gives them two parables to encourage 'em even more to pray.

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The Demonn wanted to mute.

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Yes.

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God muted Aria, but only so that Aria can listen to God.

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And when he heard Little John be, be born

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cool.

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John the Baptist spoke Spanish . That's how he said it.

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. That's how he said.

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So we'll close with this and we're gonna take communion.

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This is the parable.

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He gives the parable of the friend, right?

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How many loafs of bread that the friend asked for Spanish

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three.

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Is that by chance?

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Is that a random, first of all, it's random that at midnight

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you're gonna go ask for bread.

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But then in that randomness you're asking for three specific.

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In the, after the parable of the friend, he gives a parable of.

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Again, I don't want you to just pray.

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Let me convince you to pray.

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Let me give an example that's friendly, a friend.

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Let me give you even a more intimate example.

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Father, let's make parenthesis that word also can be complicated for some of us.

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Wanna acknowledge that.

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So it says, so.

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I say to you, ask and it will be given to you.

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Speak and you will find knock and the door will be open to you.

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For everyone who ask receives the one who seeks, finds, and the one who knock.

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The door will be open.

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All of these are connected to what just happens later.

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How can you ask if you're muted?

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You're not muted anymore, right?

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The whole house strongman analogy, knocking on the door and all that.

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All right, that's for your homework.

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Which of your fathers, if your son asks for a PlayStation, will you give him

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an Xbox instead , or if he asks for an egg, will you give him a scorpion?

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If you then though you are able, what?

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We won't get into that one right there.

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I don't know if it means what it sounds like.

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It means know how to give good gifts to your children.

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How much more will your father in heaven give the Holy Spirit the those?

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Did you catch that?

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This is a Trinitarian passage.

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How many loaves of bread?

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I say to you, son, father in heaven, holy Spirit,

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as we take communion, we can remember that the Trinitarian God in our times of

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need, he will give us our daily bread.

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And Luke might be making a connection here saying, I know what you need.

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I am available.

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To you more than a friend, more than a dad.

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I'm available to you, but are you available to me?

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Are you seeking?

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Are you asking?

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Are you knocking?

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God is saying, can you join me from this space and that space?

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Can you join me?

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Ask me.

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Can you join me and seek me?

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Can you join me and knock on my door?

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I'm going to give you what you need.

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Will we have a relationship?

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Yes.

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Connected.

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Don't be in bondage.

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Don't be muted.

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We take communion knowing that God is at work in the broken world,

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calling us to participate and need what he will meet our needs.

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We are called to seek, knock and to ask.

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Let's pray now.

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We're so grateful to be able to dive into Luke 11.

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We pray we can listen to the things that you wanted us to hear today.

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We pray to be in tune, that you are the God who wants us to have a voice,

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who wants to free us, but is also is asking us, desiring us to be students

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who wanna know you more, to seek to ask.

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We take communion in celebration of your love.

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