Rev Dr Richard Chung
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Worship Series: “5 Characters We Meet in Heaven”  -  Part 1 of 5  

Text: Luke 18:1-8 

Sermon Title:  “The Gritty Widow”


What do you do when you are down and out, without wealth, power, influence, and connection, and you have been wrongly treated and you have no one or nowhere to turn to get your justice? Well, you go after the one who can grant you justice, even if he is a corrupt judge who would not likely hear your case, let alone grant you the justice you seek. And, you persist and pester like the Gritty Widow (Luke 18:1-8) who kept badging at the judge until she received her justice.

Grit is a character trait of the people we meet in heaven. Being persistent, even to the point of pestering, and even to be seen as a pest, is the hallmark of character that pleases God and whose prayers God answers.

Recorded October 27, 2019
at the 10 am Worship Service
of Knox United Church Vancouver
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Richard Chung