In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus reminds his disciples of the substance of faith, a faith that saves. The church-going Pharisee relied on his own righteousness for God's approval. On the day of judgment he will be humiliated. On the other hand, the tax collector relied on God's mercy, asking God to turn aside his righteous anger. As a consequence, this sinner was justified; God now treated him as if he had never sinned. Here then is the substance of a faith that saves, it is a faith that relies on Christ's faithfulness and not our own.

Scripture reading by Amy Kessler

Sermon by Pastor Keith Aurand

Recorded October 23, 2016

New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA


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