Sermon Discussion: Luke 20:20-26 - Render Unto Caesar

Here are some questions to get the discussion going at home group this week. Be sure to listen to the sermon audio if you didn't catch the sermon.

  1. What questions did you have during or after the sermon? Did you have any insights that weren’t mentioned?
  2. What was the main point of the sermon? How was it outlined?
  3. What are some of the biggest problems with politics today? Why are things this way? What is the heart of the problem? How is the evident in those who questioned Jesus.
  4. How do Jesus and politics get mixed together today? What impact does this have on the church’s witness of Jesus and his kingdom? Do you have any experiences that demonstrate the damage to our witness our political engagement has caused?
  5. What did the tax represent to the Jews and to those who questioned Jesus? What was the real question that the spies of the religious leaders were asking? What were some of the problems with the question?
  6. What can we glean from Jesus about the role of government and our responsibility to it? What lessons can we glean from his answer regarding our political engagement?
  7. Why are politics complicated even when Christians share the same theology? What does this suggest about how we should hold our political views?
  8. What is the danger with making politics of ultimate importance? How does the gospel counter this idolatry?
  9. How does church itself, as a fruit of the gospel, bear witness to Jesus’ kingdom? How does this witness relate to politics? How does the life of worship in the church shape us to be better political agents?