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Pharisee / Tax Man
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Pharisee / Tax Man

September 22, 2019

                                    Stories that Transform:    Pharisee  & Tax Man

                                                    Luke 18:9-14


Jesus told stories to make a

Context:   Some people were and looked on others

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: Luke 18:9 (NIV)

Jesus told story that contrasted the of a Pharisee and a Tax Collector

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. Luke 18:10 (NIV)

Pharisee’s Prayer

                1   Focused

                2   on others

                3   his spiritual disciplines

                         Jesus had a with this posture

Tax Collector’s Prayer 



                3       Pleaded for

                          Jesus this posture             

 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”  Luke 18:14 (NIV)

God seeks and not self-righteousness and pride   

                 1        We have room to

                 2         We don’t look on anyone

                  3        We continually need God’s


              yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10 (NIV)


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