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  • A Pharisee And The Sinner

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jul 30, 2016
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,355 views

    Jesus contrasts two men, and two attitudes in prayer.

    A PHARISEE AND “THE” SINNER Luke 18:9-14 Jesus had just told His disciples a parable to encourage them to importunity in prayer (Luke 18:1). Now He turned back to the Pharisees (cf. Luke 17:20-21) to warn them, and those like them, against despising others and approaching God in a ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Prayers Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 10, 2014
    based on 5 ratings
     | 12,500 views

    The focus is humility in prayer out of a realization that righteousness can not be reached by means of our own efforts. Prayers are heard & answered because of God’s mercy not because of our self-justifying merits.

    LUKE 18: 9-14 [PARABLES IN LUKE] THE PARABLE OF THE PRAYERS [Luke 11:39–54] In this section Jesus tells a story of a Pharisee and a tax collector. Both were sincere and devout. As a matter of fact, one kept the law scrupulously, or thought he did. The other was in a profession ...read more

  • The Power Tool Of Spiritual Growth Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Jan 30, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 12,983 views

    Prayer can be a powerful tool to help us grow spiritually. What does a powerful prayer look like? Is there a right and a wrong way to pray?

    The Power Tool of Growth Review: Today, I want to remind you of our theme verse for this series of messages. This theme verse outlines what a spiritually mature Christian looks like. Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, ...read more

  • The Con Artist Named Pride Series

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Oct 5, 2011
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,324 views

    To share how pride cons us into a life separate from God and how we must re-claim our relationship to Him!

    Last week I share with you about The Thief Named Grudge and I do hope that by exposing Grudge that we all are better equipped to keep our him from robbing us of the valuable things he steals from our lives; Joy, Time, and of course our focus. I believe it is a great thing that we were able to ...read more

  • "They Both Came Too Pray"

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Oct 21, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,754 views

    The parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector.... one represents all people through history who seek to find "their" own "way" to justify themselves.... and one represents the one who finds Jesus and knows that by faith God sees him/her "just as if I

    In Jesus Holy Name October 24, 2010 Text: Luke 18:9-14 Redeemer “They Both Came to Pray” During the past Sundays our Sunday morning Gospel lessons have been moving us through the Gospel of Luke. In Luke 14 Jesus told his disciples about the “cost of ...read more

  • A Prayer God Will Answer Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jun 30, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,032 views

    God helps those who are helpless.

    A Prayer God Will Answer Luke 18:9-14 Rev. Brian Bill 6/28/09 This has been quite a week in our world. It started with the uneasy situation in Iran to the news about “Jon minus Kate,” and then on to the deaths of Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Commentators and pundits are ...read more

  • What Impresses God?

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 27 ratings
     | 22,470 views

    Purpose: Share with the listener, what impresses God.

      WHAT IMPRESSES GOD? 10 July 2005  Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 Purpose: Share with the listener, what impresses God. Introduction:    (Luke 18:9-14) 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the ...read more

  • "O Lord, It's Hard To Be Humble"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 26, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,833 views

    Humility is the key to salvation, sanctification and evangelism.

    “O Lord, It’s Hard to be Humble” Luke 18:9-14 You wouldn’t think it would be all that difficult. We were all formed from the same dust of the earth, by the same Creator. Basically, our bodies are pretty much the same. We all get sick, we all need to eat, all of us are lonely at ...read more

  • Thank God That's Not Me Series

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
     | 5,474 views

    We can’t go around saying, “Thank God that’s not me” because in truth it is us. Just like us, the people who are out there, people who perhaps make us uncomfortable are sinners who need to know the grace of God through Jesus Christ in their lives. The o

    A Preacher dies and is standing in line, waiting outside the Pearly Gates. He is standing there patiently, wearing his best suit and tie, dressed like he is ready to preach his Sunday morning sermon. In line just ahead of him is a guy wearing sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and blue ...read more

  • How Persistent Is Your Faith Series

    Contributed by William Noel on Dec 31, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 9,818 views

    Lessons From A Faith That Wouldn’t Quit!

    Intro. · Persistent is defined as ‘refusing to give up’, ‘never ceasing’, or ‘continuing to exist despite interference or treatment’ · Ill.: There’s a supposedly true story of a Welsh woman who lived in a remote valley in Wales. She went to a great deal of trouble and expense to have electrical ...read more

  • Pride Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,722 views

    Teh 4th message in a sermon series on the seven deadly sins.

    Virus: Hidden Infections of the Spiritual Life Pride – Lk. 18:9-14 Review: We’re halfway in a series on the (7) deadly sins entitled Virus. The obvious question is why (7) and why deadly? The list was created by theologians in the Middle Ages. They studied the Bible for attitudes and ...read more

  • Check Your Attitude At The Door

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Oct 20, 2005
    based on 57 ratings
     | 3,092 views

    A message addressing the condition of the heart during prayer. This message is based on the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector.

    Luke 18:9 (NLT) Then Jesus told this story to some who had great self-confidence and scorned everyone else: Sunday 11AM – The Most Segregated Hour in America  The proud and the broken  The haves and have nots  Those with agendas and those with ...read more

  • People To Meet & Lessons To Learn Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Aug 10, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,003 views

    In Luke chapter 18 five people will teach us some pretty awesome lessons.

    "PEOPLE TO MEET AND LESSONS TO LEARN" TEXT: LUKE CHAPTER 18 Today, we are going to be studying Luke chapter 18, and we are going to jump right into our text; because as the title for this message says, we have people to meet and lessons to learn. PRAY I. FIRST WE MEET A DEMANDING ...read more

  • How To Impress God

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Aug 3, 2005
    based on 178 ratings
     | 41,350 views

    We can only impress God when we finally realize that we have nothing in life aside from Christ within us. That is how we manage to impress God - not with our pride, but with our humble honesty.

    There was a very lost, wicked, and rebellious man who decided it would be good for business if he went down to the church and joined it. He was an adulterer, an alcoholic, and had never been a member of a church in his life. But when he went down to place membership, he gave public testimony ...read more

  • The Thanksgiving That Doesn't Count

    Contributed by Steve Miller on Jan 6, 2005
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,138 views

    Real thanksgiving is done with the right attitude. The prayer of the Pharisee was arrogant and despising toward the Publican, therefore it did not count. This sermon was developed for a community Thanksgiving service.

    The Thanksgiving that Doesn’t Count STEVE MILLER, November 23, 2004 Luke 18:9-14 (NKJV) Do you remember the television commercial for Citibank with the two ladies in the grocery store? The one puts her hand on the other’s tummy and asks when the baby is due? The woman looks at her like ...read more