Taxpayers and Image Bearers | Luke: Season 2, Part 6

February 26, 2023   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Luke Season 2, pt 6 – “Taxpayers and Image Bearers”

Fish out of water…
Two simultaneous identities:
Citizens of
Citizens of the


Luke 20:19-26
The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had , but they feared the people. 20 So they watched him and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might in something he said, so as to to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor. 21 So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and show no partiality, but truly teach the way of God. 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?” 23 But , and said to them, 24 “Show me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.” 25 He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 26 And they were not able in the presence of the people to catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent.


Luke 20:19
“The scribes and the chief priests sought to


Luke 20:21
“Teacher, we know that you , and show no partiality, but .”


Luke 20:22
They say, “Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?”


Luke 20:24-25
“Show me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.” 25 He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the , and to God the .”

 

1. Give what is owed to Caesar
Services Provided…

Safety and Protection
Law and Order
Trade and Travel
Shipping and Commerce
Education and Systems
“give what is owed to them.”


1 Peter 2:17
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
We don’t live in Rome
Jesus is not asking for blind submission


Romans 13:1
Let every person . For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist .

 

2. Give what is owed to God
The religious leaders are talking about .
Jesus is talking about .


Luke 20:25
“Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and .”


Application:
Give God what is God’s
When Jesus looks at this crowd he didn’t see them as taxpayers, but !


Luke 20:26
And they were not able in the presence of the people to catch him in what he said, but they became silent.

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