Study Questions

Sermon Text: Matthew 22:15ff

Sermon Questions

  1. What kind of a question is posed by the Pharisees?  What part did they get right?
  2. What about Jesus' life helped the Pharisees form the introduction to this question?
  3. What answer does Jesus give to this question?
  4. What is the central mission of the Kingdom of God?
  5. What do we owe the emperor?
  6. What do we owe God?
  7. What do we owe everyone else?

Going Deeper

  1. Thinking about the life of Jesus, what actions or parables challenge the social order of the day?
  2. Thinking about the life of Jesus, what actions or parables challenge the religious order of the day?
  3. Do you think you live too much in one kingdom or the other?  Explain.
  4. In what ways do you express the priority of your allegiance to the Kingdom of God over your allegiance to the Kingdoms of this World?