Monday, April 16, 2012

So, What Exactly Am I Supposed to Render?

Yesterday I preached from Matthew 22:15-22, "So What Exactly Am I Supposed to Render?" In this sermon, we took a look at what exactly it is that we do (and don't) owe the government, and why this is so. Click here to access audio from it as well as from prior sermons.
Matthew 22:15-22 (ESV) - Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words. And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone's opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said, “Caesar's.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rev. Scribner, it was great listening to the sermon and how you brought it all back full circle in the end. "He earned it"