Our sermon today takes us to the beginning of Luke 14.  On the surface, Jesus is confronting the Pharisees about their pride, but as we dig deeper, we realize more than humility is at stake.  These Pharisees fall into a trap to which we have all fallen prey.  They think their relationship with God is a matter of works-righteousness… however, Jesus shows them that we have a relationship with God PURELY because of God’s grace throught Christ.