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Render Unto Caesar...

July 26, 2015 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: The Gospel of Mark

Scripture: Mark 12:13–12:17

Render Unto Caesar...
Mark 12:13–17
July 26, 2015


I. A trap is set for Jesus. Mark 12:13–14

II. Jesus springs the trap. Mark 12:15–17

     A. Yes, pay your taxes. Honor the king. 1 Peter 2:13–17

     B. But remember, your ultimate allegiance is to God. Acts 5:27–29

III. The foundation of Christian involvement (and resistance) in politics: the sovereign claims of God and Christ. Daniel 4:34–35; Matthew 28:18; Colossians 1:15–18

IV. We need to take advantage of the window of opportunity we now have. 1 Chronicles 12:32

Questions for reflection:

  • What is the difference between the ‘separation of church and state’ and the ‘separation of God and state’?
  • What do you think are the things God wants us to learn and understand in this particular
  • cultural moment?
  • What encumbrances and idols are keeping us as Christians from being the salt and light that we are called to be? What do I personally need to repent of and change in my life?

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