5356 King James Way, Fitchburg

A Story About Self-Righteousness

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Date: November 22, 2020

Speaker: Nathan Hobert

Series: Stories of the Kingdom

Category: Redeemer City Sermons

Scripture: Luke 18:9–18:14

Tags: Redeemer City, Church, Fitchburg, WI, Gospel, sermon

Jesus deconstructs everything we thought we knew about relating to God. He shows us that the main problem in us is self-righteousness, which is building a record in order to be accepted. This creates a person who is driven by ego, looks down on others, and at best views God as a impersonal observer. The antidote to this is approaching is receiving a righteousness outside of us found in the Gospel.

Resources: Bock, "Commentary on Luke"