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March 27, 2022 Series: Luke

Topic: humility in Salvation Passage: Luke 18:9-14, Matthew 5:20,48, Luke 11:42, Matthew 6:5, Luke 23:48, Matthew 5:3-5, Romans 3:20

The great parable that Jesus told of the self-righteous Pharisee and the sinful tax collector, which reminds us of how religious effort and good works will not justify us before God.  This again shows us that it is the work of salvation in Christ Jesus.  It is the repentant and believing heart that is saved by Divine accomplishment not our works.  The Pharisee was under the opinion that he was a good person by keeping the Law and other Rabbinical laws.  He was blinded by his sin and refused to repent.  The tax collector was considered a great sinner by his thievery and extortion.  He was now aware of his sin and in disgust and shame he could not look up to God and beat his chest in upset over his unrighteousness.  He cried to God for mercy and was justified, unlike the self-righteous Pharisee.

Primary Scripture: Luke 18:9-14

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