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Luke 18 - NASB

1 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, 2 saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. 3 "There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, `Give me legal protection from my opponent.' 4 "For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, `Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.' " 6 And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said; 7 now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? 8 "I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"

9 And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: 10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 "The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: `God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 `I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.' 13 "But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me, the sinner!' 14 "I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

15 And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them. 16 But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all."

18 A ruler questioned Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 19 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 "You know the commandments, `DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.' " 21 And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth." 22 When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." 23 But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! 25 "For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." 26 They who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" 27 But He said, "The things that are impossible with people are possible with God." 28 Peter said, "Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You." 29 And He said to them, "Truly I say to you, 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 many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life."

31 Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. 32 "For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, 33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again." 34 But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.

35 As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. 36 Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. 37 They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38 And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39 Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him, 41 "What do you want Me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, I want to regain my sight!" 42 And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well." 43 Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.




Sermons on Luke 18 More sermons: Luke 18

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: 1,583
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: 1,521
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: 206
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/
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,808