Mark 12:13 – 17
And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk.  And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?”  But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.” Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.

Sermon Questions:
1.     Do you feel like politics can be a trap?  How so?
2.     Do you ever try to get from politics what you can only get from God?
3.     Do you agree that there are multiple ways Christians can faithfully engage politics?
4.     Are there any people you categorize as ‘enemies of the good’ because of their political stances?  Are you able to love and pray for those people?
5.     Would you rather not think at all about politics? Do you have that luxury?
6.     This political season, what would you like our culture to hear from Christians?

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