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  • "I Want To See Jesus!"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 48 ratings

    Have we dined with Jesus?

    Luke 18:9-14 “I want to see Jesus!” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA Zacchaeus was a chief among tax collectors, and I’m sure his parents never would have dreamed that he would turn out the way he did. You more

  • Not A Leg To Stand On

    Contributed by Marv Mutzenberger on Oct 29, 2004
    based on 54 ratings

    Neither the Pharisee or the tax collector, and none of us have a leg to stand on when we use the standard of God to make judgments about ourselves.

    NOT A LEG TO STAND ON Luke 18:9-14 The parable of The Pharisee and the Publican, in today’s lectionary, is called the Pharisee and a tax collector. Some of you have heard four or five, maybe nine or ten, or even more sermons on this text. It’s very familiar. It’s a bible story so more

  • "O, Lord, It's Hard To Be Humble..."

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 26, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    It shouldn’t be hard to be humble, but it is.

    Luke 18:9-14 “O, Lord, It’s Hard to Be Humble…” By: Rev. Kenneth E. Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA You wouldn’t think it would be all that difficult. We were all formed from the same dust of the earth, by the same more

  • A Sting In The Tail

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 21, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    Why was the tax collector more acceptable than the "good" Pharisee

    OR/NR 24-10-04 Parable of the Pharisee & Tax Collector - Lk 18:9-14 Story: In a small country village in Sicily, there were two brothers, renown members of the local Mafia. They were mean, bad and very rich. No one had a good word to say about them. more

  • "Pride, Humility, Forgiveness

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 21, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    A sermon for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost Proper 25 Parable about the Pharisee and tax collector

    21st Sunday after Pentecost Proper 25 Luke 18:9-14 Sermon "Pride, Humility, Forgiveness 9* ¶ He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: 10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax more

  • Break Out Of The Comfort Zone Series

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Oct 17, 2004
    based on 31 ratings

    Why do people not move forward with their dreams? Could it be others trying to suppress them?

    Did anyone this week decide they were living in the comfort zone of life and decide it is time to make a change, to escape the zone and move into the Borderland? It becomes an issue of dealing with the accumulation of fear which has prevented you from moving forward, in dealing with the phrase, more

  • Still Not Enough

    Contributed by Ben Bannister on Oct 13, 2004
    based on 2 ratings

    This sermon explains that Christ is the only way to Heaven.

    Text: Luke 18:9-14 ETS: Jesus tells a story about a tax collector and a Pharisee. ESS: There are three reasons why the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisee’s is not good enough for God. OSS: The lost and religious will turn to Christ for their salvation. PQ: Why is the righteousness more

  • The Purpose Of Prayer

    Contributed by Gene Haraldsen on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    When we don’t understand the purpose of prayer we will be disappointed with and discouraged by the experience of prayer.

    The Purpose of Prayer Examining the Motives behind our Prayers Turn to Romans 8 There are many different types of prayer: public, private, group, family, church, national, confession, petition, intercession, fasting, short, long… Three-year-old Donna, who loved to pray before more

  • "The Real Sinner's Prayer"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Jul 21, 2004
    based on 82 ratings

    In the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, we see that you can’t impress God. Having "religion" doesn’t impress God. The Publican gives the REAL "Sinner’s Prayer".

    “The REAL Sinner’s Prayer” Luke 18:9-14 INTRODUCTION: Jesus loved to speak in parables. They grabbed people’s attention. If Jesus said, “Once upon a time, there was a man who ….”, then everybody stopped to listen to the story Jesus was about to tell. It’s like … when I stop to tell a joke more

  • "Trusted In Themselves..." Dr. E. Winson Butler

    Contributed by Winson Butler on Jun 10, 2004
    based on 13 ratings

    Some kids are as different as night is from day! Their attitude, their affections, it makes you wonder if they are from the same family. We too are different & it can affect the outcome of our finding and discovering the forgiveness of God.

    Introduction I. illus. It’s amazing how different our own kids can be. One likes it hot while the other likes it cold. One may resemble you and th other their mother. Strange isn’t it! We all are different come to think of it. Sometimes it can be a bad thing. For example when our attitude more

  • Two Ways To Pray

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 13 ratings

    Is thier a right way to Pray.

    1. The Audience verse 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: Jesus in this parable targets those in the crowd around Him who were self-assured (who trusted in themselves) and were convinced that they were good more

  • Kingdom Characteristics Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Apr 26, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    When we come to Jesus, what do we really want from him? What does Jesus really want from us? Jesus shows us the way into the kingdom of God, and the path has requirements. Are you ready to enter?

    Two Parables and Two Encounters with Jesus that teach us four characteristics needed to enter and live in the Kingdom of God. Persistent Prayer Penitent Humility Dependant Acceptance Sacrificial Submission Two great enemies in the hearts of men that prevent them entry into the kingdom more

  • Two Prayerables Series

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 60 ratings

    Speaking in the context of His second coming, Jesus tells two parables about prayer.

    Two Prayerables Luke 18:1-14 Introduction: We continue with our study of the Gospel of Luke. We’re going to look today at the first part of Chapter 18. If you’ll notice, you’ll see that, for now, we’re skipping the last part of chapter 17. This material concerns some prophecies that Jesus made more

  • La Oración Series

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 77 ratings

    En el contexto de Su segunda venida, Jesús nos enseña sobre la oración

    La Oración Lucas 18:1-14 Introducción: Continuamos nuestro estudio del Evangelio de Lucas. Hoy vamos a examinar la primera parte del capítulo 18. Por ahora, no estudiaremos la segunda parte del 17. Ese material contiene profecías que hizo Jesús acerca del futuro, acerca de la caída de Jerusalén more

  • Protesting Our Innocence - The Calvary Road Series Series

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Apr 14, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    We can continue to protest our innocence, to be the Pharisee who fails to look upon his own short-comings, only to find ourselves unblessed, spiritually dry, and out of touch with God. Or we can experience continual revival in our hearts, when we come bef

    “Protesting Our Innocence” – The Calvary Road Luke 18:9-14 & Luke 19:28-40 April 4, 2004 – Palm Sunday Purpose: We can continue to protest our innocence, to be the Pharisee who fails to look upon his own short-comings, only to find ourselves unblessed, spiritually dry, and out of touch with more