Gospel Message from Pastor William
The church leaders try to entrap Jesus again. This time, it is a question about paying taxes. But Jesus turns the focus back on them by asking them to produce the coin with which they pay their taxes – note that there are two types of coins in circulation: Roman and Temple. The church leaders rightly produced a Roman coin to pay Roman taxes. But, keeping the Temple coins in their pockets is the problem Jesus has with them! They are not using God’s money for God’s work; they are keeping it to themselves. They are being selfish! How much are you withholding in your pocket?