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Death and Taxes (Luke 18:9-14)

David Duignan, March 19, 2017
Part of the Misc. series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

David teaches on the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. Convicting to all of us who are self righteousness, shocking to Jesus' audience at the time.

Tags: atonement, Christ, collector, cross, Jesus, Joy Pharisee, love, peace, persecution, sin, Suffering, tax

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Luke 18:9-14

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (ESV)

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