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Mark 12:1-17 (13-17) Following Christ as a Christian Citizen, What Respect Should I Give to God and the Government?

Mark 12:1-17 (13-17)
Following Christ as a Christian Citizen, What Respect Should I Give to God and the Government?
I. Give God All the Worship that is Due Him
A. Who were the Herodians and the Pharisees? Why had they come together?
What do:
1. They ask? ____________________________ vs. 14, 15a
2. If Jesus says Yes: .
If Jesus says No: .

B. How does Jesus answer their question, but also get to the deeper issue? verses 15b, 16, 17
Jesus say:
1. “Give to Caesar .”
2. “God is overall, so give Him .”
3. What do we acknowledge when we say we are “One nation, under God.”?
II. Give Government the Respect God Has Designed Them to Receive. verse 17
A. How does Peter, who heard Jesus that day, describe our responsibility to government?
I Peter 2:13, 14, 17
B. How does Paul describe our responsibility to government?
1. _ . Romans 13:6, 7
2. How does your voting express your support for our constitution and government?

III. Christ Limits What the Government’s Realm Is.
A. Do not give to government officials what should only be given to .
Acts 5:29; Mark 12:17
B. God is above the government, therefore who should government be subject to?
See I Peter 2:14; Romans 13:4
C. In whose name should oaths be made? Deuteronomy 6:13
1. How are some legislators trying to get rid of our consciousness of living in God’s presence?
2. It is right to work to have government limited to its lawful spheres of responsibility.
See I Peter 2:13, 14; Romans 13:6,7

Concluding Applications:
IV. Submit Yourself to the Lord in All Things
ï‚· How does the Lord want you to respond to Jesus in your life and every area of it?
verse 17 with 12:6, 10, 11; Psalm 2:12



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