A Journey Through The Parables, Part 1
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About The Event
Deacon Jim will explore a number of parables in this 5 part series. Each session is independent of each other. Series runs from October 7 through November 4.
- November 4-Topic 5: Two Men Went up to the Temple
This parable is addressed to those who believe in their own self-righteousness while holding others in contempt. The Pharisee sees no need for God’s free gift of justification because his whole prayer is centered upon himself and his accomplishments—a paragon of the “self-made man.” He seems to need nothing from God, whereas the tax collector recognizes who he is (a sinner) in relationship to God and that any good comes from God’s mercy.