Luke 20:20-46, Responsibilities of Dual Citizenship

In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 20:20-26), Jesus’ enemies plot to trick him into saying something they could use to condemn him. Jesus did not take the bait. Instead, he replied with the famous words, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” This statement lays the foundation for our understanding of the relationship between church and state—a relationship that we often must hold in tension.