Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 22:15-33. In this passage, we see the hostility of the religious leaders toward Jesus. God’s kingdom is coming, like a charging rhino, and there will be nothing that stops it. However, the religious leaders wish to stop Jesus and take the inheritance for themselves (Matthew 21:45-46). They bring up three issues that are important, but are worldly issues that will not be of much import in the coming kingdom. How are we to respond to politics and family and religion?
Additional Scripture references: I John 2:15-17; James 4:1-5; I Timothy 2:1-3; Romans 5:10