Given by Rev. Madison Shockley October 18, 2020

Throughout Jesus’s life, he is engaged in debate. During his ministry, the Pharisees were usually his opponents. For example, Jesus questioned them on what was more important to God, what goes in your mouth or what comes out of your mouth. Today’s text has asked the question about paying taxes. The Pharisees tried to trick Jesus. They tried flattery. Jesus did not care about a person’s status, race, gender, or religion. Jesus replied to give what is the emperor’s to the emperor and what is God’s to God. We are the currency of God. Give God what is due.