The Two Men In My Life

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  • 1. The Two Men in My LifeLuke 18:9-14

2. Who is this parable directed to? 3. Expertise ExperienceWHAT MAKES US SELF-CONFIDENT?Leads to TRUST in ones own ability 4. A hidden arrogance that I am doingbetter than most others. What makes us self-conceited?Leads to think of oneself as being TOPNOTCH 5. Not just that I am right (conceit), but that the other person is wrong (contempt).What makes us self-righteous? Leads to wrong TREATMENT of others 6. The Two Men in My Life Pharisee Publican 7. Significanceand Acceptance isEph 1:6found only inJESUS CHRIST 8. I find then a law, that, when Iwould do good, evil is present withme. For I delight in the law of Godafter the inward man: But I seeanother law in my members,warring against the law of mymind, and bringing me intocaptivity to the law of sin which isin my members. O wretched manthat I am! who shall deliver mefrom the body of this death? Intention vs. Implementation Romans 7:21 - 24 9. Out of the night that covers me,INVICTUSBlack as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be William Ernest Henley for my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the horror of the shade,And yet the menace of the years findsand shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, howcharged with punishments the scroll.Inspiring but aI am the master of my fate: I am thecaptain of my soul.terrible lie 10. Stop the deception1. GET HONESTI will begin with ME 11. Be a disciple2. Get helpI will go the throne of GRACE daily 12. Be disciplined3. Get a habit I will pursue HOLINESS 13. According as his divine power hathgiven unto us all things that [pertain]unto , through theknowledge of him that hath called us toWhereby are givenunto us exceedingthat by these ye might behavingescaped the corruption that is in theworld through lust.,giving all diligencevirtue; and to virtue knowledge; And toknowledge temperance; and totemperance patience; and to patiencegodliness; And to godliness brotherlykindness; and to brotherly kindnesscharity. For if these things be in you, andabound, they make [you that ye shall]neither [be] of our Lord Jesus Christ. Butthese things is blind, andcannot see afar off, and hath forgottenthat he was purged from his old sins.2 Peter 1:3-9 14. Our Take Away