June 2019 | The Parable of The Pharisee and The Tax Collector

June 2019 | The Parable of The Pharisee and The Tax Collector

Who is this Jesus to you? Perhaps you – like us – have fallen in love with the grace and passion of the Christ (anointed one). This Jesus who holds two worlds colliding within Him – Heaven & Earth, the divine and the human. But here in this parable we experience Jesus as Teacher (Rabboni), uncompromising in His message to help shape and grow the character of His disciples so that they truly know how to live in a way that will please God’s heart.

It’s not immediately clear which specific group of people Jesus is addressing when he tells this story. It could be his disciples, a group of religious leaders, a general crowd of people, or all of the above. What Luke tells us about who Jesus was speaking to is that they were people, who were confident in their self-righteousness and looked down on other people with disgust.

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June: Stars Checklist

Track your stars collection as you journey through June ’19 content…
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June: Devotional

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this…
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June: Lectio Divina

This Lectio Divina practice is brought to you by Laura Di Panfilo, a Leader in The Abbey. You can connect with Laura on Instagram. Here she helps us journey deeper into the heart of the parable for this month.  He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and…
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June: Meditation

This Meditation is brought to you by Laura Di Panfilo, a Leader in The Abbey. You can connect with Laura on Instagram. This meditation starts with breath prayer, and layers on seated sun breaths.
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June: 60 Minute Slow Flow

This practice is guided by Caroline Williams. You can connect with Caroline on Instagram and on her website. This is a very slow, deep flow, and ends in Legs Up the Wall Pose.
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June: 60 Minute Power Flow

This practice is guided by Anne Deeb, a Leader in The Abbey. You can connect with Anne on Instagram. This practice is a heat building practice that moves into multiple variations of Lizard Pose.
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June: Playlist

Power Flow and Slow Flow Playlist
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June: Creative Contemplation

The goal of contemplative practices is to develop deep intimacy with God, but sitting still and silently meditating isn’t the only way to do that. Our unique gifts, talents, heritages, and cultures all contribute to how we uniquely draw near to God. So, to celebrate this (and hopefully inspire you to contemplate more creatively), each month…
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