Warning – This Sermon contains references and potential “Spoiler Alerts” for the Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, Harry Potter, The Big Bang Theory, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
But more importantly, the scripture Pastor Phil examines in this sermon should come with a Spoiler Alert. We are so familiar with the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in Luke 19:1-10 that we are no longer shocked by the irony Jesus intended.
Listen as Pastor Phil brings out the radical nature of the comparison Jesus draws that day by even recasting the parable with a pimp and a pope. This sermon demonstrates that the point of Jesus’ story is not to make us like Tax Collectors, but to demonstrate God’s grace at work.
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