1. Read Luke 18:9. What is a parable?
2. Read Luke 18:9. To whom did Jesus direct this parable?
3. Read Luke 18:9 (the last part of the verse). People that are self-righteous always reveal an attitude toward others. According to Luke 18:9, what is that attitude?
4. Read Luke 18:10. Two people went to pray; in modern language, where did they go to pray?
5. Read Luke 18:10. Who were these people?
6. Read Luke 18:11. What was the Pharisee’s prayer?
7. Read Luke 18:12. What does fasting mean?
8. Read Luke 18:12. What does it mean to give tithes?
9. Read Luke 18:13. Where was the tax collector standing?
10. Read Luke 18:13. Why did the tax collector hang down his head and not look up?
11. Read Luke 18:13. What was this tax collector’s prayer?
12. Read Luke 18:14. Which one of these men was declared righteous before God when he went to his home?
13. Read Luke 18:14. Why was the tax collector declared righteous and not the Pharisee?
14. Read Luke 18:14. Did God forgive this tax collector?
15. Read Romans 10:13. If you right now got down on your knees and cried out to God from your heart “God be merciful to me, a sinner,” would God treat you the same way He treated the tax collector?