August 20, 2017


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Entrance (Luke 18:9-17)

Dr. Deric Thomas

[9] He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: [10] “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. [11] The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. [12] I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ [13] But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ [14] I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” [15] Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. [16] But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. [17] Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”


The Precious Blood: Sovereign Grace (Valley of Vision)

Before the cross I kneel and see The measure of my sin
How You became a curse for me Though You were innocent
The magnitude of Your great love Was shown in full degree
When righteous blood, the crimson spill Rained down from Calvary

Oh, the precious blood
That flowed from Mercy’s side Washed away my sin
When Christ my Savior died Oh, the precious blood
Of Christ the crucified
It speaks for me before Your throne Where I stand justified

Dr. Deric Thomas