Rev. W. C. Lamain on Luke 18 : 1 - 17

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Luke 18
3/12/1969
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Luke 18 : 1 - 17

Luke 18
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And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
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Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
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And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
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And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
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Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
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And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
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And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
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I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
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And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
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Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
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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.
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I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
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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.
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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.
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And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
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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.
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Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

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