Overcoming Barriers To Prayer Part 40
Monday, February 26, 2007
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Part 40 of 44
TEXT: "Also [Jesus] spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, "God,…
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