Leaving a Legacy of Joy (Luke 18:9-17)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, December 15, 2019
Part of the Celebration of Joy series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Luke 18:9-17

9And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11The 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. 12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13And 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. 14I 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. 15And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16But 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. 17Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. (KJV)

Sermon Notes

Celebration of Joy
Leaving a Legacy of Joy
Luke 18:9-17


What will your family remember about you?

*Allowing His joy to rest in our hearts assures us of
A great picture of grace and peace for future generations!

*And he also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves
That they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt. v. 9

*And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them,
But when the disciples saw it, they began to rebuking them. v. 15

*But Jesus called for them, saying, “permit the children to come to Me,
And do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. v.16

Legacy lessons from Jesus-

I. Be aware of who you are—v.9
A. He sees our hearts
B. We should be aware of our hearts

II. Choose a path of humility—v.10-14
A. Pharisee—Judgment instead of Jesus
B. Tax collector—Honor and humility

III. Stay young so they see your heart—v.15-17
A. Remember your role
B. Understand their hearts
C. Rejoice in simplicity

Are you ready to build a legacy? Let’s start at Christmas!

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