There’s a new swear word in American English and it starts with an E. It’s those big red letters on the advertisement urging us to buy impulsively; it’s the snooty nose of a prideful country club member; it’s the reason for the teen’s tears who finds herself on the outside of the clique.
“Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” In that one, single sentence, as simple as it is profound, Jesus gives us the key to distinguishing church and state, to living as a citizen of two kingdoms.
In a culture of moral relativity, nothing is more absolute than the desire for what is true. Yet the desire for what is true is not just an American thing, it is also of utmost importance in the Kingdom of God. Sermon on Jesus’ parable of the Two Sons from Matthew 21.
What if there were more to life than just being happy? What if Jesus asked you to stop pursuing happiness and to follow him on a different path? Which road would you choose? Message based on Matthew 16:21-26.