Luke 20:20-26

Now in Jerusalem, Jesus is closely watched by the religious leadership who desperately want to remove him from the scene.  His popularity with the crowds motivate them to hatch a plan that they think is sure to get him in trouble with someone — but most likely with the Romans.  Yet, Jesus brilliantly both avoids their trap and confronts each of us with a critical truth, namely, that we belong to God.  This truth has broad implications for our lives as disciples of Jesus, but as he offers it in the context of a political question from his adversaries, in this message we will focus on our own political context and how this truth should impact our political engagement today.