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Lesson 115: Rendering Unto God (Luke 20:19-26)

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The scribes and the chief priests had another angle to try with Jesus—send in some spies who would act as if they were sincere, hoping to trap Him in His words. But once again, their loss became our gain as Jesus used their questions about taxes to help us understand what our relationship with the earthly government should look like. To pay or not to pay, that was the question. Pastor Daniel helps us to rethink what exactly was happening and how we need to rightly orient our own hearts through emphasizing, “give everything you are to God, pursue His kingdom, and let Caesar have his stuff.” Dispelling five false premises concerning what it means to “render to God,” he encourages us to worship the Lord with a right perspective on what it means to live as godly citizens under an imperfect government.

Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff

Related Topics: Christian Life, Finance, Kingdom

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