Render Unto God

Passage:Matthew 22:15-22

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Series: Stewardship 2015: Amazing Ministries

This is part one of a three part series for our annual Season of Stewardship: Amazing Ministries. In the Gospel of Matthew, ch 22 Jesus is confronted by the Pharisees on the legality of paying taxes to the Roman Empire. Jesus' epic response, "Render to Caesar that which is Caesar's, but render to God that which is God's" is filled with meaning. Some of which is very plain and straightforward, but some of which is a little more mysterious. What exactly does it mean to "Render (or give) to God that which is Gods". Clearly that which is given to Caesar is money in the form of taxes, but what shall we give to God?