THE PARABLE OF THE PHARISEE AND THE TAX COLLECTOR
Luke 18:9-14 (770)
A. Two attitudes given by Jesus: prideful and humble and the results.
B. The reason our Lord gave the parable. V9. Example:
C. Jesus said that two men went to the Temple to pray. V10
I. One man was a Pharisee (the separated ones).
A. The Pharisees engaged in hypocritical practices. Matthew 6:5 (706); Matthew 23:5-6
B. They kept “the tradition of the elders.” Matthew 15:1-3 (716)
II The other man was a tax collector (publican)
A. They were despised by the Jews and on the lower end of the social level.
III. The Pharisee’s prayer was one of _________ congratulations. Luke 18:11-12
A. He thanked God that he wasn’t like other __________ and was proud of what he did.
B. There are people today whose religion consists to a degree of prohibitions.
1. Example: Matthew 7:12 (708): negative form. Should be also concerned with the
positive form. Matthew 25:31-40 (726)
C. The Pharisee was proud of what he did. Luke 18:12. His mistake: Titus 3:4-5 (882);
Ephesians 2:8-9 (864); Romans 6:17-18 (833)
IV. The task collector’s prayer was an expression of his ___________ of repentance. Lk. 18:13
A. His disposition. V13
B. His simple pray. Vv13-14
A. To have a relationship with God, we must have a sense of inadequacy (Jeremiah 10:23,
a sense of our sins (Romans 3:23) and an attitude of repentance (Luke 13:3).