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Luke Series: The Only Path to Righteousness

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A message based on Luke 18:9-14 by Pastor Benjamin Spalink. This message uses the prayers of a Pharisee and a tax collector to reflect how religion and secular ways of obtaining righteousness all fail. The only way to gain righteousness is through God's grace and unconditional love.

Luke 18:9-14:

9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Speaker: Benjamin Spalink
Created: June 12, 2017

: Luke 18:9-14

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