Blessings Christian Church in Hamilton Ontario Blessings Christian Church

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector: How to be a Kingdom Church-goer

Sermon on Luke 18:9-14

Preacher: Pastor Bill DeJong


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This sermon was preached at Blessings Christian Church on Sunday June 5, 2016 by Pastor Bill DeJong.
Pastor Bill DeJong can be reached at pastorbill@blessingshamilton.ca. All rights reserved.


Luke 18:9-14

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 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. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 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!’ 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.”


Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.