Date: October 16, 2011
Liturgical Sunday: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
RCL Scripture: Psalm 99; Exodus 33:12-23; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
Sermon Title: Who owes what to whom?
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/111016_-_Knox.mp3|titles=Who owes what to whom?]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/111016_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=Who owes what to whom?]
This Sunday we are looking at the story in which Jesus utters the very well known phrase, “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.” I enjoyed a bit of discussion on the historical context in which the story is placed but the main point of the message is to use this story as a distillation of New Testament teaching on what it means to be follower of God through Jesus in our so-called secular society.
I would enjoy any and all feedback on this notion, including the all too real potential for a comment that suggests this is an exegetical over-reach.
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