<ul><li>Proverbs 16:2  All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.  </li></ul>
Two Forms of Self-Centeredness <ul><li>1 John 2:16  For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of h...
Two Forms of Self-Centeredness <ul><li>Romans 7:19  For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want...
Two Forms of Self-Centeredness <ul><li>20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin...
The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>Hosea 7:10  Israel's arrogance testifies against him, but despite all this he does not re...
The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>Luke 18:9  To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on every...
The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>10 &quot;Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collec...
The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like o...
The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'  </li></ul>
The Difference of Grace <ul><li>Luke 18:13  “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heave...
The Difference of Grace <ul><li>14 &quot;I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. ...
The Difference of Grace <ul><li>A different  motivation . </li></ul>
The Difference of Grace <ul><li>A different basis of our  identity   and self-regard . </li></ul>
The Difference of Grace <ul><li>A different way of treating others with whom we  differ . </li></ul>
The Difference of Grace <ul><li>A different way of handling troubles and  suffering .  </li></ul>
The “Cost” of Grace <ul><li>Titus 3:5  he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy....
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2010.08.22 reasons for faith 3 (religion and the gospel)

  1. 2. <ul><li>Proverbs 16:2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Two Forms of Self-Centeredness <ul><li>1 John 2:16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Two Forms of Self-Centeredness <ul><li>Romans 7:19 For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Two Forms of Self-Centeredness <ul><li>20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. </li></ul>
  5. 6. The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>Hosea 7:10 Israel's arrogance testifies against him, but despite all this he does not return to the LORD his God or search for him. </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>Luke 18:9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>10 &quot;Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector. </li></ul>
  9. 10. The Damage of Pharisaism <ul><li>12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' </li></ul>
  10. 11. The Difference of Grace <ul><li>Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' </li></ul>
  11. 12. The Difference of Grace <ul><li>14 &quot;I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.“ </li></ul>
  12. 13. The Difference of Grace <ul><li>A different motivation . </li></ul>
  13. 14. The Difference of Grace <ul><li>A different basis of our identity and self-regard . </li></ul>
  14. 15. The Difference of Grace <ul><li>A different way of treating others with whom we differ . </li></ul>
  15. 16. The Difference of Grace <ul><li>A different way of handling troubles and suffering . </li></ul>
  16. 17. The “Cost” of Grace <ul><li>Titus 3:5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit… </li></ul>

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