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  • The Parable Of The Pharisee & The Tax Collector Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 13, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,342 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 Parable Of The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,311 views

    To note that God demands humility when we approach Him.

    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Text: Luke 18.9-14 Thesis: To note that God demands humility when we approach Him. Introduction: (1) This parable was “originally spoken for those who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others” (Lightfoot ...read more

  • The Calling Of A Tax Collector

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Feb 9, 2001
    based on 97 ratings
     | 8,076 views

    This is a Bible study on the calling of Levi

    The Calling of a Tax Collector Luke 5.27-32 Midweek Bible Study August 27, 1997 Basic Background This takes place during the first year of Jesus’ ministry, early in the Galilean campaign, and shortly after the calling of Peter, James and John. This is all that we can say with assurance. No ...read more

  • Jesus With A Tax Collector Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 17, 2004
    based on 43 ratings
     | 4,906 views

    We will look at how Zacchaeus the Tax Collector repsonded when he encountered Jesus. This will also force us to consdier how we should respond when we encounter Jesus through His Word.

    “Encounters with Jesus: A Tax Collector” Introduction: Whenever the President and his motorcade drive through a town people line the streets to see him drive by. People come from miles away just to wave to the president. I remember seeing videos of John Kennedy before his assassination. ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Pharisee And The Tax Collector Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 17, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 12,568 views

    The sin of self-righteousness is subtle and often undetected in our own lives, yet it often has devastating consequences.

    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Text: Luke 18:9-14 Introduction: A grocery store checkout clerk once wrote to advice-columnist Ann Landers to complain that she had seen people buy "luxury" food items--like birthday cakes and bags of shrimp--with their food stamps. The writer ...read more

  • The Tax Collector And The Pharisee

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 11,561 views

    Self righteousness and a critical, judgmental spirit usually go together. Why? Because self righteousness is a zero-sum game.

    Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at some of the parables of our Lord. A parable is a fictional story told to illustrate a spiritual reality. Jesus told many of them. As a preacher, He knew that what people often remember best about a sermon are the illustrations. He understood that ...read more

  • The Pharisee And Tax Collector Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 22, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 23,977 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

  • Levi The Tax Collector

    Contributed by Chew Chew on Oct 21, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,754 views

    A message of hope to the broken, to those who does not know Christ.

    Title: Levi the Tax collector Text: Luke 5:27-32 LK 5:27 After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me.” LK 5:28 And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him. LK 5:29 And Levi gave a big ...read more

  • Matthew – A Transformed Tax Collector Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Dec 21, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 13,827 views

    By calling Matthew as one of His disciples Jesus demonstrates His great love for sinners and His willingness to meet them where they are at – not where they should be. As disciples of Jesus was are called to have the same attitude.

    Matthew 9:9-13 Matthew – a transformed tax collector Scripture Readings:- Luke 18:9-14 Matthew 9:9-13 (text) When you hear a name you often associate an image with that name. If I told you that someone named their pet dog “Butch” – you would have a certain picture in mind wouldn’t you. ...read more

  • Zacchaeus The Tax-Collector

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Sep 30, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 25,883 views

    People sees Zacchaeus as a sinner, Jesus sees him as someone God loves. Zacchaeus seeks the Lord, and finds himself being sought after by Jesus. Only Jesus can transform a life.

    A man’s life was changed, from one who people hates to a person who is willing to help others. • He did not attend a moral course or nor a training class. He met a person. He met Jesus. He met the Saviour of his life. • He trusted Christ and experienced His love and the forgiveness of his sin. ...read more

  • The Pharisee & The Tax-Collector (Luke 18:9-14 )

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 37,479 views

    A Pharisee and a tax-collector bump into eachother at the temple. This looks like a sitcom! ...

    “Jesus told them another joke”, we are told, “and He told this one to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and looked down on others.’ Now, I suspect that your translation probably says ‘parable’ rather than ‘joke’, but I think ‘joke’ is actually a very good ...read more

  • A Tale Of Two Prayers

    Contributed by Peter Thelander on Oct 30, 2001
    based on 164 ratings
     | 7,957 views

    A look at Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector.

    It was the best of prayers, it was the worst of prayers, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of grace, it was the epoch of law, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had ...read more

  • God Hates Overachievers

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Oct 17, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,338 views

    Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector.

    -Rugged individualism is a highly sought after and much honored trait, especially in America -Workaholism is one of only a handful of diseases that goes untreated in America -We love to watch John Wayne or Clint Eastwood westerns -We love to hear the rags to riches story where the guy who comes ...read more

  • The Pharisee & The Tax-Collector - A Sermon On Luke 18

    Contributed by David Smith on Apr 26, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,568 views

    Father Dave’s sermon on the parable of the tax collector and the Parisee. Father Dave challenges the conventional understanding of the Pharisee.

    Luke 18 - Jesus told them another joke. I know your translation says ’parable’ rather than ’joke’, but ’joke’ is not a bad translation. We don’t tell parables nowadays, we tell jokes, and they’re pretty similar - both have punch lines, both can help you to see life in a different way, both can ...read more

  • The Pharisee And The Tax Collector Or The Pastor And Irs Agent Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Feb 10, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 5,450 views

    Jesus told a story in Luke’s Gospel to teach us about the irony of God’s righteousness and man’s sinfulness.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: There are many literary forms used in the Bible. There is poetry, proverb, legal document, dramatic narrative, hymn, sermon, theological treatise, personal letter, and apocalyptic vision. And sprinkled into all of these genres are figures of ...read more