Bible Basis: Luke 18:9-14
Bible Truth: Jesus taught that prayer spoken in humility has power over a prayer spoken in self-righteousness.
Memory Verse: "And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner." Luke 18:13
Lesson AIM: That we will KNOW why the Pharisee's words were wrong and the tax collector's words were right; APPRECIATE God's mercy and grace; and INSPECT, and if necessary correct our motivation for our own piety.