A "Foolproof" Plan to Stop Jesus. (Mk 12:13-15):
Jesus Gives the Final Answer on POLITICS and RELIGION. (Mk 12:16-17)
God ORDAINED government.
The government is not GOD and God is not the GOVERNMENT.
God's people PAY what they owe:
- To their GOVERNMENT
- To their GOD
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):Read Mark 12:13-17What are some things that a Christian should "render to God"? God ordained the government. Read Romans 13:1-7 and note all the words used to describe the government (Discussion leaders: hint - appointed, servant, avenger, ministers). Is this true even if the government has no regard for God? How should Christians be subject to the government, even if it is corrupt? Breakout Questions:How does this message change the way you view submitting to the government and paying your taxes?