What goes up must come down!
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
The Church Building has been returned to it’s normal state and is ready for Sunday Services again this week.
We return to Mark’s Gospel and look at the potential entrapment of Jesus over the matter of the payments of taxes to Caesar. Taxes that had to be paid by all who were not citizens of Rome. Jesus is asked, “Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?” It’s a trap. N.T.Wright explains it like this: ‘The Pharisees and Herodians are acting together. They are trying to force Jesus either to support the paying of taxes to Rome, thus alienating the crowds or to denounce the tax, in which case they could tell the governor, Pontius Pilate, that Jesus was guilty of a straightforward capital charge, namely inciting revolt. But they reckoned without Jesus’ brilliant response.’
In our Sunday evening service we will be looking at the issue of ‘Freedom’.