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

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

Luke 18:9–17 (Listen)

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 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. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 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!’ 14 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.”

15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”


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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