Luke artfully sets up the encounter with the tax collector soon after Jesus told a parable to some of the religious elite as an answer to those who looked down on others. He compared the prayer posture between a Pharisee and a tax collector (Luke 18:9-14).
Affirm how it can be easy for the ungodly to lose their way without Christ, accept that God’s love is all-embracing and unconditional to all who come to Him, and appreciate giving and receiving undeserved grace
This week's Sunday School Lesson is a must for growing Christians. Entitled "A Costly Call", we will be studying Mar 1:16-20 and Luke 14:25-30. Jesus challenged His followers to count the cost and recognize the consequences of discipleship.