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Luke 18 - AMP

2 He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither reverenced and feared God nor respected or considered man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, Protect and defend and give me justice against my adversary. 4 And for a time he would not; but later he said to himself, Though I have neither reverence or fear for God nor respect or consideration for man, 5 Yet because this widow continues to bother me, I will defend and protect and avenge her, lest she give me Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.intolerable annoyance and wear me out by her continual coming or William Tyndale, The Tyndale Bible.at the last she come and rail on me or Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.assault me or John Wycliffe, The Wycliffe Bible.strangle me. 6 Then the Lord said, Listen to what the unjust judge says! 7 And will not God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He William Tyndale, The Tyndale Bible.defer them and Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.delay help on their behalf? 8 I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? 9 He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves and were confident that they were righteous and scorned and made nothing of all the rest of men: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.took his stand ostentatiously and began to pray thus before and with himself: God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men--extortioners (robbers), swindlers , adulterers--or even like this tax collector here. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I gain. 13 But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, O God, be favorable (be gracious, be merciful) to me, the Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.especially wicked sinner that I am! 14 I tell you, this man went down to his home justified (forgiven and made upright and in right standing with God), rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted. 15 Now they were also bringing babies to Him that He might touch them, and when the disciples noticed it, they reproved them. 16 But Jesus called them to Him, saying, Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child shall not in any way enter it . 18 And a certain ruler asked Him, Good Teacher , what shall I do to inherit eternal life ? 19 Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good--except God only. 20 You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not witness falsely, honor your father and your mother. 21 And he replied, All these I have kept from my youth. 22 And when Jesus heard it, He said to him, One thing you still lack. Sell everything that you have and Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.divide among the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come back follow Me . 23 But when he heard this, he became distressed and very sorrowful, for he was rich--exceedingly so. 24 Jesus, observing him, said, How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to enter through a needle's eye than a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. 26 And those who heard it said, Then who can be saved? 27 But He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God. 28 And Peter said, See, we have left our own and have followed You. 29 And He said to them, I say to you truly, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 Who will not receive in return many times more in this world and, in the coming age, eternal life. 31 Then taking the Twelve aside, He said to them, Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written about the Son of Man through and by the prophets will be fulfilled. 32 For He will be handed over to the Gentiles and will be made sport of and scoffed and jeered at and insulted and spit upon. 33 They will flog Him and kill Him; and on the third day He will rise again. 34 But they understood nothing of these things; His words were a mystery and hidden from them, and they did not comprehend what He was telling them. 35 As He came near to Jericho, it occurred that a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he asked what it meant. 37 They told him, Jesus of Nazareth is passing by. 38 And he shouted, saying, Jesus, Son of David, take pity and have mercy on me! 39 But those who were in front reproved him, telling him to keep quiet; yet he Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.screamed and shrieked so much the more, Son of David, take pity and have mercy on me! 40 Then Jesus stood still and ordered that he be led to Him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, 41 What do you want Me to do for you? He said, Lord, let me receive my sight! 42 And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight! Your faith (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.your trust and confidence that spring from your faith in God) has healed you. 43 And instantly he received his sight and began to follow Jesus, Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.recognizing, praising, and honoring God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.



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Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide avatar
THE NIGHT SHEPHERDS BECAME MISSIONARIES
Shared by: Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide on Dec, 2016
Summary: The first announcement of Christ 's birth was at night.
Scripture: Luke 2:7-18:18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 8
Jonathan Meyer avatar
The Good, The Bad, & The Snuggly
Shared by: Jonathan Meyer on Nov, 2016
Summary: Jesus points to our salvation by the Father's grace alone, not by our works--first through a parable, and then in action as He welcomes children (even infants).
Richard L. Brown avatar
Reformation
Shared by: Richard L. Brown on Oct, 2016
Summary: This sermon takes a brief look at the errors of the Church that gave birth to the Reformation and puts forth an argument for the need of a new reformation.
Richard L. Brown avatar
Be Humble or Be Humbled
Shared by: Richard L. Brown on Oct, 2016
Summary: This sermon is an example of the thought that every sermon should begin with praising God and remembering his great deeds. This sermon also explores the right frame of mind that the Christian must have in order to approach God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 18:9-418:14
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 564
Clair Sauer avatar
Got Persistence?
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Oct, 2016
Summary: Christ is looking for faithfulness on earth. Our faithfulness is shown when we pray continuously and when we persist in seeking God's justice in the world.
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 24
Clair Sauer avatar
At Least I'm Not Like...
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Oct, 2016
Summary: We have a human tendency towards self-righteousness and judgment of others. Christ teaches that justification comes in acknowledging our brokenness, which also means recognizing Christ in others.
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 48
Jeffrey  Sims avatar
Prayer meeting
Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Oct, 2016
Summary: This is a sermon calling us to repentance from a better than thou attitude of the Pharisee
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 39
Matthew Parker avatar
Humility is the Key
Shared by: Matthew Parker on Oct, 2016
Summary: A look at Jesus' story comparing the hearts of the tax collector and the pharisee.
I. G. Spong avatar
The Delusion of Self-Righteousness
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Oct, 2016
Summary: Do we justify ourselves by comparing ourselves with others or do we compare ourselves with God alone?
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 103
John Gaston avatar
JESUS IS PASSING BY!
Shared by: John Gaston on Oct, 2016
Summary: Jesus is passing by. You are near to a miracle! It doesn’t happen every day. It’s a special, divine moment. Will you avail yourself of it?
Scripture: Luke 18:35-43
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,586
I. G. Spong avatar
Persistent and Demanding Prayer
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Oct, 2016
Summary: Do we persist with God? Do we give up and not bother to pray because we do not believe that he will hear?
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 65
Ernie Arnold avatar
God's Favorite Prayers
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Oct, 2016
Summary: Proposition: Jesus shares with that God's Favorite Prayers are: 1. Prayers that come from a Spirit of Humility 2. Prayers that are Confessional in Nature 3. Prayers that lead to Redemption
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Denomination: *other
Views: 426
Reverend Cooper McWhirter avatar
"In a Manner of Speaking": 'The Pharisee and the Publican' [Part Three]
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Oct, 2016
Summary: “There’s nothing wrong with me” can be a very dangerous thing to say.
Ernie Arnold avatar
Being Noah and Lot Ready
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Sep, 2016
Summary: The Kingdom of God is here. Jesus tells us that the day of God's vindication will come. That is a reality. The real question is will we be Noah and Lot Ready? Will Jesus find faithfulness on the earth when that day comes?
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: *other
Views: 287
Michael McCartney avatar
Beyond Sunday Production Message
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Sep, 2016
Summary: esus loves and cares for His people and this world way Beyond just Sunday morning service. He wants the church to care for the people around us His way!
David Hysong avatar
Nine Principles for Powerful Praying
Shared by: David Hysong on Sep, 2016
Summary: Biblical principles to take a person's prayer life to the next level
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Pharisee and The Sinner
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jul, 2016
Summary: Jesus contrasts two men, and two attitudes in prayer.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Views: 2,273
Bryan Beverly avatar
The Missing Ingredient
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Jul, 2016
Summary: This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
An Exhortation to Importunity in Prayer
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jul, 2016
Summary: An unjust judge, an importunate widow - and the patience of God.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Views: 1,526
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Great Catholic Et
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jul, 2016
Summary: whenever Catholic theology gives an answer, it usually has the word “et” in it. There is always an add-on, an essential “and.”
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 112
Dan Proctor avatar
God is Looking for True Worshippers
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Jul, 2016
Summary: Worship is the adoring response of mankind towards God. It involves expressing our love and thanks to God by magnifying Him and exalting Him. It can involve singing, praying, giving, thanking, reading, and obeying His Word
Series: The Gospels
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 696
Neal Gracey avatar
Be Humble, Everyone.
Shared by: Neal Gracey on May, 2016
Summary: How do you and I avoid self-exaltation? How does your church avoid it? Beloved, humility is a matter of the heart and a complete understanding of our relationship with the Lord.
David Henderson avatar
"Headed for a Fall" A message for kids
Shared by: David Henderson on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus taught his disciples that whenever people boast and brag about the great things that they do, they are headed for a fall!
Scripture: Luke 18:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 921
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#1 - A King on the Way to the Cross
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Mar, 2016
Summary: How do I know God cares? What is the difference between confession and repentance?
Scripture: Luke 18:31-34
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 244
Robert Poole avatar
Pray
Shared by: Robert Poole on Feb, 2016
Summary: Luke 18-1-8. Persistence in prayer
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 325
Davon Huss avatar
Stagnant Christians
Shared by: Davon Huss on Jan, 2016
Summary: 6 common characteristics of stagnant Christians (Outline taken from Mike Mack in a small groups class at Cincinnati Christian University)
David Henderson avatar
"Never stop Praying"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Maybe you wanted a special toy, a pet, or a new bicycle. If it was something that you really wanted, you didn't just mention it once, you asked for it over and over again.
Scripture: Luke 18:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 210
Fred W. Penney avatar
"When You Don't Have a Prayer"
Shared by: Fred W. Penney on Nov, 2015
Summary: A sermon on the parable of the persistent widow and the unjust Judge
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 865
Craig Condon avatar
Bullies and Braggarts are No Better than Anyone Else
Shared by: Craig Condon on Oct, 2015
Summary: Jesus does not like people who brag or think that they are better than other people. He said that in his coming kingdom those who think they are better than other people will be made humble, and those who are humble will be glorified.
Craig Condon avatar
We’re All the Same in God’s Eyes
Shared by: Craig Condon on Oct, 2015
Summary: Have you ever thought that you were better than other people? If you have, how can you call yourself a Christian? Christians prove by their words and deeds that they are the same as everyone else/
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Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,808