THE PARABLES 10. THE SELF-RIGHTEOUS SINNER & THE SELF-CONFESSED SINNER (Luke 18:9-14)

THE PARABLES 10. THE SELF-RIGHTEOUS SINNER & THE SELF-CONFESSED SINNER (Luke 18:9-14)

1. TWO MEN

a) THE PHARISEE
  • Spiritual Elite, RESPECTED
b) THE TAX COLLECTOR
  • Lowest of the low, DESPISED

2. TWO PRAYERS

a) SELF-CENTERED PHARISEE
  • Asked for Nothing from God.
  • Trusted in himself, ‘I’
b) GOD-CENTERED TAX COLLECTOR
  • Asked for Mercy from God. “Be Merciful to me THE Sinner”
  • Trusted in ‘The Substitute’

3. TWO RESULTS

a) SELF-CENTERED PHARISEE
  • CONDEMNED, Humbled (NOT SAVED)
b) GOD-CENTERED TAX COLLECTOR
  • JUSTIFIED, Exalted (SAVED)
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