Sunday, February 5, 2017

On Trusting in Ourselves & Contempt

One of my favorite parables is the The Pharisee and the Tax Collector. I enjoy listening to sermons on this parable and I found another good one. (The first sermon on this blog was also on this same text and can be found HERE!)

On Trusting in Ourselves & Contempt (Luke 18:9-14) - Saint Matthias Anglican Church - Oakdale, CA

Bible Gateway passage: Luke 18:9-14 - English Standard Version

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector - 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.


  1. One of my favorite-tough-straight-to-the-heart sermons.

  2. "Our level of contempt for others is a tremendous indicator of whether we are operating in performance oriented spirituality or resting in God's grace. The way we treat people almost always correlates to the standard we are living by ourselves."
    He's a great teacher, Loren.

    1. Eva and I are enjoying his ministry. His sermons are even better in person! I installed an assisted listening system so people with hearing loss can enjoy the service. I was almost in tears the first Sunday we used it, knowing people were hearing the sermon for the first time in years! They are so thankful!