The Pharisees and Herodians were incensed by Jesus’ teaching and His cleansing of the temple, and so they continued to try and trap him, this time by asking Him if it was lawful to pay a poll tax to Caesar.

With His infinite wisdom, Jesus avoided their trap and in doing so, He teaches us that we need to fulfill our responsibilities towards the authorities established by God and most importantly, that we need to fulfill our responsibilities towards God and give Him what is rightfully His.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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