A Sermon in Five from Sunday, Oct. 19 Please read Matthew 22:15-22 Taxes were high in 1 st century Jerusalem. So we hear anyway. We have no tax receipts we can judge from. But we do know that Rome supported its occupying army by taxing the occupied country exorbitant rates. People like
Please read Matthew 22:15-22 “Is it lawful…?” Jesus is asked. The Temple authorities are trying to trip Jesus up here. They hold up a silver coin and ask, “is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar?”.
A Sermon in Five from Sunday, Oct. 12 Please Matthew 22:1-14 I don’t much like this parable of Jesus — and I’m not alone. Some commentators dislike it so much they question whether Jesus actually said it or not. We know there are portions of the gospels that seem to be more commentary by the […]