Text: Luke 20:20-26
#80 in Luke Series
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When Jesus was asked whether the people of Judea should pay taxes to Caesar, He had a remarkable response. Noting a coin with Caesar’s image on its face, Jesus replied that they should “render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” This sufficed to silence Jesus’ enemies at the time but opened up a timeless issue among later Christians regarding our exact obligations to God versus those to the state.
This sermon is the first of a short, two part sermon series on our obligations to God as well as those to civil government. The first sermon will address our primary duties to our infinite Lord. This will set the stage for a secondary sermon regarding our duties under Him to finite civil authority. Luke 20:20-26