In Luke 18:9–14, Jesus "told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt:”
 Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: “God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.  I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.”  But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.
In your CG this week, discuss this parable. Spend time also with this week’s Scriptures below and reflect with the following questions and prompts.
HEAR AND OBEY:
In the parable above, what truth(s) do you need to submit to by faith?
How are you like the Pharisee?
How are you like the tax collector?
How are you justified and counted righteous before God?
Pray for the lost. Share with your group people to whom you are witnessing.
________________________________________________________ (What’s their name?)
Pray specifically for them.