The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

From Series: The Gospel According to Luke, Volume 8

Luke 18:9  (ID: 2253)

Who is nearer to the kingdom of God: an upright, lifelong churchgoer or a despised, outcast sinner? Alistair Begg helps us see how shocking Jesus’ answer to this question was to its original hearers—especially for those who trusted in their own righteousness. Self-righteous, legalistic obedience can never save us, but God's mercy can rescue even the worst sinner who comes to Him in humility and brokenness.


The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

9He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt:

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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. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.