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  • Effective Fasting Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 1, 2020

    Fast when out of your despair, you feel totally dependent upon God.

  • God Is Merciful

    Contributed by William Baeta on Nov 16, 2019

    “And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast saying ‘God be merciful to me a sinner’” Luke 18:13.

    Introduction: Our theme for today’s sermon is “God is merciful”. Mercy is at the heart of the Christian faith and God is not just merciful, He is rich in mercy. Mercy is an aspect of God’s nature that spares us the punishment we justly deserve. God’s mercy is unchanging and eternal. Cain killed more

  • Real Righteousness

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Oct 29, 2019

    Luther's studies reveled that we are saved by grace through faith, and not by works. That thought is the heart of what the reformation. This sermon ties into the reformation with the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.

    Opening and Introduction Tonight, is a special day as we celebrate the reformation. Just over 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses on the Wittenberg church door, which changed the landscape of Europe, and the world. Luther’s disagreement with the Catholic church was very similar to the more

  • What He Said About Spiritual Pride Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 28, 2019

    In the story of the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector Jesus does not compare their deeds... he compares their hearts.

  • Justified Or Not?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 25, 2019

    Who is justified in God's eyes?

    Justified or Not? Luke 18: 9 - 14 Intro: A man went to visit a psychiatrist. “Doc, I’ve got 2 problems.” The doc said, “Tell me about it.” The man began, “First of all, I think I am a Coca-Cola machine.” The doc sat the man down and started therapy which lasted weeks. After giving it his more

  • A Prayer God Hears

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Oct 24, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus shows two very different prayer styles, and in so doing, reveals two very different heart styles. One will enter the kingdom of heaven; one won't. Our prayer life should reflect humility throughout.

    Luke 18:9-14 A Prayer God Hears Last week we looked at a parable where Jesus taught us to be persistent in our prayers: pray always, never give up, and above all, keep the faith! Today, in the very next passage in the Bible, Jesus makes a different point: he really points to the very crux of our more

  • Standing Before God

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Oct 24, 2019

    What determines our standing before God? The Pharisee, tax collector, and disciples give us an answer.

    Can there be anything more nerve wracking than being evaluated at work or school? When we are criticized or graded, we are vulnerable and exposed. We may wonder and think, “What will people say or think of me? Is what they are saying true or accurate? Do they truly see my talents and abilities, more

  • Standing And Status Before God

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Oct 24, 2019

    This sermon looks at the parable of the Tax Collector and Pharisee, and answers the question, "How do I approach God?"

    On the eve of those 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth in 1983, someone wrote, “In most big libraries, books by and about Martin Luther occupy more shelf room than those concerned with any other human being except Jesus of Nazareth.” In other words, next to Jesus Christ, Martin Luther is more

  • Lord It Is Thee Not Me

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Oct 21, 2019
    based on 4 ratings

    We don't impress God by praying praises to ourselves.

    Luke 18:9-14 Lord It Is THEE Not Me Sermon Prayer: “Heavenly Father, I stand before Your people, to deliver Your message. Though the words are mine and I prepared this message, I pray that this message is Your message in its entirety. I pray your blessing and anointing on its delivery, its more

  • Parable Of The Pharisee And Tax Collector

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Oct 21, 2019
    based on 3 ratings

    prayer does not have to be complex - God hears them all

    Luke 18:1-14 This is yet another one of Jesus’ parables which teaches us about the quality of prayer. In several other parables within the Gospel of Luke, Jesus addresses our need to prayer faithfully and unceasingly. This parable addresses whose prayers are welcomed by God and whose fall on more

  • Pray Humbly

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Oct 21, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    if we pray with an open heart, it will be heard and we will be forgiven

    Last week we heard about the persistent widow, who by constantly praying and badgering an unjust judge, got the justice she deserved. And we were reminded that because of God’s love for us we can pray for justice in our own lives and it will be delivered. Today we heard another scripture that more

  • Self-Righteous Delusion

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Oct 20, 2019

    Do we constantly criticize others? Do we constantly compare ourselves to others to justify ourselves? Let’s learn that we are all in the same boat and that God alone justifies. Let’s discuss self-righteousness and self-justification in Luke 18:9-14.

    Do we constantly criticize others? What about politicians, past or current generations or fellow motorists? Do we constantly compare ourselves to others to justify ourselves? Let’s learn that we are all in the same boat and that God alone justifies. Let’s discuss self-righteousness and more

  • The Pharisee And The Publican

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Oct 12, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    Are we the Pharisee or the Tax Collector?

    The Pharisee and the Publican Luke 18:9-14 Jesus had just finished His parable of the unjust judge and the persistent woman. But now He turns to address a theme He brings up frequently. Many of the parables in Luke are centered around the contrast between the person of Jesus and the Pharisees in more

  • Tax Collector And The Pharisee: Very Concise

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Oct 9, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 30th Sunday, Cycle C

    Narada, the Indian sage, was a devotee of God, and thought that no one loved God more than he. His self-righteousness began to lead him towards pride and arrogance. The Lord read his heart and said, “Narada, go to this town on the banks of the Ganges for a devotee of mine dwells there. Living more

  • I'm Looking For You!

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Aug 6, 2019

    the Scribes and Pharisees were confused as to why Jesus spent so much time with Tax Collectors and Sinners! Jesus came to seek and save the lost and that mission is ongoing! Praise His Name!!!

    I’m Looking For You Please stand as we read our newest memory Scripture together … John 14:23-24 “Jesus said, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will obey My teaching. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make our home with him. “He who does not love Me will not obey My teaching. These more