Sermons & Sunday Schools

The Controversy over Paying Taxes

Pastor Babij examines Mark’s account of the Pharisees and Herodians attempting to trap Jesus with a question: should the Jews pay the Roman tax or not? Pastor Babij explains how Jesus showed His divine wisdom in response, avoiding the trap while clarifying the Christian’s relationship to government. From Jesus’ example, Pastor Babij points out five aspects of Jesus’ wisdom to imitate:

1.  Beware when avowed enemies unite for a common purpose
2.  Beware those who come with flattery
3.  Beware those who come with trick questions
4.  Beware Satanic collusion
5.  Be aware of how Jesus responds with wisdom and authority