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  1. Justified! Luke 18:14ff

  2. How are you Justified? And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: Luke 18:9

  3. "I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; " Luke 18:14 How are you Justified? Self-Justified (Luke 18:9-12) GOD-Justified (Luke 18:13) "But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!' "The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 'I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.‘” for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.

  4. How are you Justified? Self-Justified (Luke 18:9-12) GOD-Justified (Luke 18:13) WHY!? "But the tax collector…” • A monster • Unforgivable • Bad company "The Pharisee…” • A good man • Respectable • Confident, self-assured

  5. How are you Justified? Self-Justified (Luke 18:9-12) People who trust in themselves.

  6. How are you Justified? Self-Justified (Luke 18:9-12) GOD-Justified (Luke 18:13) “God, be merciful to me, the sinner!” Luke 18:13 People who trust in themselves.

  7. How are you Justified? The Business Deal • A “Dog-Eat-Dog World” • Merciless • Contemptuous Warning: not recommended for marriages, parenting, friendships, or any healthy relationship.

  8. How are you Justified? The Business Deal God’s Love • Gift-Oriented (GRACE) • Forgiveness • Compassionate • A “Dog-Eat-Dog World” • Merciless • Contemptuous Warning: not recommended for marriages, parenting, friendships, or any healthy relationship. IS recommended for marriages, parenting, friendships, or any healthy relationship.

  9. How are you Justified? The Business Deal God’s Love • Gift-Oriented (GRACE) • Forgiveness • Compassionate • A “Dog-Eat-Dog World” • Merciless • Contemptuous And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them. But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all." Luke 18:15-17

  10. How are you Justified? The ADULT WORLD A Kid’s World • Gift-Oriented (GRACE) • Forgiveness • Compassionate • A “Dog-Eat-Dog World” • Merciless • Contemptuous

  11. How are you Justified? The ADULT WORLD A Kid’s World • Gift-Oriented (GRACE) • Forgiveness • Compassionate • A “Dog-Eat-Dog World” • Merciless • Contemptuous HOW do we DEAL with this world?

  12. How are you Justified? The ADULT WORLD A Kid’s World • Gift-Oriented (GRACE) • Forgiveness • Compassionate • A “Dog-Eat-Dog World” • Merciless • Contemptuous

  13. Authentic Justification "I can assure you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other…” “…Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted." Luke 18:14 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way. Psalm 139:23-24 Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. Romans 2:1 "But go and learn what this means: 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,'" Matthew 9:13