The Mercy of God – April Karli
October 28th, 2019 | Josh Williams
April Karli helps us see what the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14) can teach us about God’s mercy.
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Quotes from this week’s sermon:
“Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God.” -Andrew Murray, Humility
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.” The Jesus Prayer