Luke 20:20-26
"Politics and Religion"

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.