Nobody’s Perfect

September 16, 2023   /   Brian T. Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Everybody, Nobody, and Anything
Nobody’s Perfect

I. Introduction

A. All people to God!

B. You never know who is just from following Jesus.

C. We want our lives, and our homes, to be like a “Matthew’s party” so we can bring , and together!

D. As a general rule, if we’re bad at something, at least we we’re bad!

E. The Vineyard is a place where !

F. Luke 18:9 (NLT) Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else.

G. Luke 18:10 (NLT) “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector.”

H. Luke 18:11-12 (NLT) 11“The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else. For I don’t cheat, I don’t sin, and I don’t commit adultery. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! 12I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’”

1. In that day, to be ritually “” was an expression of devotion to God.

2. Distancing yourself from other people was one of the ways that you proclaimed your to .

I. Luke 18:13 (NLT) “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’”

J. Luke 18:14 (NLT) “I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

1. There’s an incredible that comes when you don’t have to anymore!

2. Healing comes when you are ! Sickness remains when you .

3. The Church is supposed to be a place where !

4. Nobody had ever seen a rabbi who would the kind of people that Jesus would love!

5. Jesus can make you like God always intended you to be real!

II. Conclusion

 

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