In this message, pastor Bogdan continues the sermon series entitled The Six Sins Of Suburbia. Comparison is the enemy of contentment. Jesus sets up the story with two well-known types of people: a religious insider and a religious outsider. We don’t have the details of who this parable is focused on. This is important since our tendency is often to fill in gaps such as these and to do so in ways that ensure others, not us, are indicted by Jesus’ words.
When we become too focused on everyone else, we lose the ability to clearly see ourselves, our needs, and our potential. Our righteousness comes from God, not from thinking we are better than someone else. You don’t have to try to justify yourself because Jesus already did that for you. What type of dispositions or commitments exists currently in your heart that generates practices, perceptions, and attitudes that are set in opposition to the Kingdom of God? Make a conscious decision today to surrender to God all of your self-justification efforts and rest in His finished work for you. Let's get ready to find hope in Jesus, by listening to this message.
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