#436: Sermon Haiku #37: Luke 18:9-14

As Pastor Rich is away,
 Bob Earle gave the sermon.
Two men stand praying
Pharisee, tax collector
Which wins God’s favor?
Scrupulous obedience
Did that make him right with God?
Don’t miss this, friend:
Salvation by works?
Jesus says: not possible
Brownie points can’t save.
Breast-beating failure
Despised by the self-righteous
Yet, he’s forgiven.
Saved by grace alone
No righteousness of his own
beloved of God.

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