Parables of Grace: the pharisee and the Tax collector

Good morning Church! This morning, John is beginning our series titled “Parables of Grace,” which is a series and a topic I am very excited for. Would you please turn your hearts and minds towards the amazing, underserved grace that we have received because of the love and sacrifice of our Lord, Jesus Christ

Graves Into Gardens – Elevation Worship

Death Was Arrested – North Point InsideOut

Ephesians 2 says this:

“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience – among whom we all once lived in the passion of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:1-5, ESV).

How to be Yours – Chris Renzema    

Today I would like to encourage all of us to take a moment to ponder just how surreal it is to be outright given something you don’t deserve. I chose the song “How to be Yours” for our response today because it beautifully presents an image of the us, underserving recipient, and our unrelenting, unfathomably loving God. How many of us have cried when receiving a really amazing and personal present from a loved one? Or better yet, how many of us have been dumfounded at receiving a great gift from someone we didn’t expect anything from? Though we can never truly comprehend the grace and love of the Father, it seems only appropriate to weep and fall apart when deeply considering the magnitude of the gift we have been given by the one who we have so often slighted and slandered. There is grace for the tax collector and grace for the Pharisee and that is a truly amazing thing.

Grace Alone – Kings Kaleidoscope

Highs & Lows – Hillsong Young & Free

Thank you for joining us today! As you go out into your week, I pray that you would remember the incredible grace we have been extended and that you would be able to live like a child of God. If you haven’t listened to this week’s sermon yet, it is posted on both our YouTube channel and our website, or you can find the link on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you prefer to listen to worship music in a playlist format, we’ve got you covered there too! All of these songs are also available on our Spotify playlist so that you can worship as you go about your week. Our playlist is updated every week so that the songs for the most recent message will be right at the top of the queue. Thanks, and God bless!

Spotify Playlist

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