8. Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular—but one must take it simply because it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
9. The Gospel of Mark Sunday Monday Tuesday Triumphal Entry Clearing of the temple Withered Fig Tree Controversies with Jewish Leaders
11. Mark 12:13-17 <ul><li>13Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. 14They came to him and said, "Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? 15Should we pay or shouldn't we?" </li></ul>
12. Mark 12:13-17 <ul><li>But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. "Why are you trying to trap me?" he asked. "Bring me a denarius and let me look at it." 16They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied. 17Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." And they were amazed at him. </li></ul>
13. <ul><li>What technique did the Pharisees & Herodians use to gain an advantage before they attacked Jesus? </li></ul>
14. The Trojan Horse
15. <ul><li>What was the choice that Jesus was asked to make? </li></ul>
16. Roman Denarius
17. Today’s Conflicts of Allegiance?
18. To Whom it Does it Belong? <ul><li>What belongs to God? </li></ul><ul><li>What belongs to Caesar? </li></ul>
19. Homework <ul><li>Is God the ultimate authority in your life? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you being tempted to let your guard down by a promise that you have not examined? </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the decisions you make this week, and see if your actions reflect that you belong to Him. </li></ul>
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