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  • The Parable Of The Pharisee And The Publican Series

    Contributed by Ricardo Rodriguez on Nov 3, 2012
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    There is a necessary appropriate attitude in prayer so that it can be answered by God. The Pharisee belonged to a Jewish religious sect that believed that salvation came by obeying the letter of the law and precepts that they and their ancestors had esta

    Ice Breaker: Can you describe the characteristics of a humble person? Scripture: Lucas 18:9-14. INTRODUCTION: There is a necessary appropriate attitude in prayer so that it can be answered by God. The Pharisee belonged to a Jewish religious sect that believed that salvation came by ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Pharisee & The Tax Collector Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 13, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,734 views

    Be like the tax collector, not the Pharisee

    [To receive free weekly sermons by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com] THE TARGET AUDIENCE To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable (v. 9). This parable was directed at SELF-RIGHTEOUS people. THE ...read more

  • The Pharisee And The Publican

    Contributed by Michael Martin on Jun 4, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,184 views

    Jesus Teaches in Parables and Contrasts about the Pharisee and the Publican

    (Luke 18:9-14) "Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican." Through the New Testament Jesus taught in parables. A parable is a story that teaches a truth or moral. And, one of His methods of teaching a parable was to use contrasts. When we ...read more

  • Sinners At Church

    Contributed by John White on Nov 24, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 780 views

    Two sinners attend church, but clearly for two different reasons and the leave church walking in diametrically opposed directions. What happened at church to make this difference?

    Sinners At Church Luke 18:9-14 "And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I ...read more

  • The Tale Of The Two "I” Exams (Sermon Theme Adapted From John Beehler)

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on May 28, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,701 views

    The Tale of the Two “I” Exams 1) “See me, God? I’m not like him.” 2) “Save me, God! I’m not like you.”

    When is the last time you had an eye exam? Eye care experts recommend that we should have our eyes checked every one to three years depending on age, risk factors, and physical condition (allaboutvision.com). Regular eye exams are important because experts estimate that one in four school-age ...read more

  • Our Attitude Means Everything Series

    Contributed by Aarron Ellerman on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,184 views

    The heart from which we pray is as important as what we pray.

    Series: Stories from the Kingdom Text: Luke 18:9-14 Title: “Our Attitude Means Everything” I. The Two People (9-10) • Let’s forget everything we know or perceive when we think about a Pharisee and a tax collector. o We must try and understand how Jesus’ followers would have understood ...read more

  • "I" Problem

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Oct 31, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 763 views

    The main difference in how a man stands, when he stands before God, is whether or not he stands with humility or arrogance.

    He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like ...read more

  • God, Have Mercy On Me, A Sinner

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Feb 11, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,934 views

    This is a comparison on the attitude of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector for an Ash WEdnesday service.

    February 9, 2005 Luke 18:9-14 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I ...read more

  • The Power Of Positives

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 193 ratings
     | 5,748 views

    The value of positive spiritual outlook

    The Power of Positives Luke 18.9-14 October 12, 1997 Morning Service Introduction I. The story of the baker and the girl: a wealthy baker got 20 of the poorest children and gave them each a loaf of bread every day, the children fought over who would get the largest loaf, one little girl ...read more

  • They Prayed

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Oct 24, 2010
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     | 1,229 views

    Our prayers should be that of the Publican

    Text: “…everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 18:14). Do you know anyone who has a tendency to exalt himself or herself? Those people who are always praising themselves, applauding themselves or paying tribute to ...read more

  • Dealing With Confrontations Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Mar 4, 2013
     | 1,097 views

    Jesus responded to questioning in two ways: Jesus spiritually challenged those religious leaders to think and told a parable, a story with a lesson.

    Let us continue to worship God through His Word. Open your Bibles to the Gospel of Luke Chapter 20… We noted last week from Luke 19, God showed righteous anger through Jesus Christ as He kicked out the moneychangers and animal sellers in God’s Temple. In the parallel passage of the ...read more

  • Lessons On Religion

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Sep 16, 2010
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    In the story of the Pharisee and tax collector, Jesus contrasts true and false religion.

    Lessons on Religion Luke 18:9-14 INTRODUCTION A. Are some things what they don’t appear to be? 1. Have you ever thought you might not be who you think you are? 2. Is it possible to think you are a Christian when you’re not? 3. The world seems flat when you look at the horizon, ...read more

  • "Be Real"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 28, 2013
     | 1,744 views

    A sermon about authenticity.

    Luke 18:9-14 "Be Real" So, who are you, really? I'm not talking about the person who appears to have everything perfectly under control, or the persona who has been created, layer-by-layer, through the painful, embarrassing or shameful experiences of life... ...the protective shield ...read more

  • Parable Of The Pharisee And The Publican Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Aug 20, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,208 views

    When religion replaces Christianity, the result is spiritual superiority

    Parable 13 – The Pharisee and the Publican In our unit complex we have a gym which I religiously use six days a week  One of the pieces of equipment there is one of those treadmill walkers  It has all sorts of fancy programming, adjust the speed, incline, personal ...read more

  • The Pharisee And Tax Collector Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 22, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 21,745 views

    The true “righteous” person is not someone who flawlessly observes all the “rules”, but someone who begs for mercy and is accepted by God--despite having plenty of human imperfections. To illustrate this, Jesus tells a story of two people who are polar o

    In preparation for this sermon, I did my taxes last week…so I have lots to say about that tax collector! How do we get to Heaven? By human effort? By keeping the rules? That works only if we could obey perfectly, which excludes all of us. Occasionally someone comes along who thinks ...read more