Behold, I stand at the door, and knock if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Jesus Christ. John 1:17
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Luke 18:1 – 18:43

  1 And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
  2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
  3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
  4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
  5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
  6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
  7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
  8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
  9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
  10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
  11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
  12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
  13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
  14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
  15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when [his] disciples saw [it], they rebuked them.
  16 But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
  17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
  18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
  19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none [is] good, save one, [that is], God.
  20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
  21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
  22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
  23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
  24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
  25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
  26 And they that heard [it] said, Who then can be saved?
  27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
  28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
  29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake,
  30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
  31 Then he took [unto him] the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
  32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
  33 And they shall scourge [him], and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
  34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
  35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
  36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
  37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
  38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, [thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
  39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
  40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
  41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
  42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
  43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw [it], gave praise unto God.

STATEMENT OF FAITH
We Believe…

In one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

In the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death for all through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead;

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ;

In the divine inspiration of all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, guaranteeing their infallibility, entire trustworthiness, and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

That all people are sinners and cannot save themselves. Salvation is received as a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in the redemptive work of Christ and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit;

In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost;

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are thus members of His Body, the Church, whose work is the worship of God, perfecting the saints, and evangelization of the world.

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