The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a surprising story full of plot twists and rich spiritual truths. In Luke 18:9-14, Jesus tells a story that in many ways is an optical illusion. The way things appear may not always be the way things truly are. Jesus drew a contrast between two people. One looks relatively good on the outside, the other does not. One seems to be in touch with God, the other does not. Jesus points out that what we may think is true of others and ourselves, can actually be the opposite of what the true story is.
We invite you to listen to this third message in our sermon series “Jesus vs. the Pharisees.”