Then he rented the vineyard to tenants and left home on a trip. Using a clever question, they wanted to make Jesus seem to agree with the Roman government against the Jews. The Gospels Simply said, Jesus told us to pay our taxes. Teaching About Divorce . In Luke 23:2, they accused Jesus of forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar – when He actually said just the opposite! ii. Luke-Acts There are mysteries that remain, but they don’t take away from the basic truth of the resurrection. With the questions of the scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees to Jesus, they tried to trap Him. 11 And he said to them, k “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and l if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery. Major Prophets Beware of the scribes, because they love greetings. “Jesus is saying that we are citizens of heaven and earth at the same time.” (Morris). The New Testament i. 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All rights reserved. These will receive a greater condemnation, Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury, Saw how the people put money into the treasury, Many who were rich put in much. Major Prophets Poetical Books Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Prophets 1. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. Given the promises of blessing and cursing under the Old Covenant, had the Jews rendered God His due, they would have never had to render Caesar anything. The story of the tenant farmers. b. i. i. He leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country, That he might receive some of the fruit of the vineyard from the vinedressers, And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed, Again he sent them another servant... And again he sent another... and many others, This is the heir. Have you not even read this Scripture: Jesus instructed them from the “Hosanna Psalm” (Psalm 118:22-28), because the Messiah was officially presented to Israel. a. A parable about a landowner and his tenants. According to Poole’s calculations, a denarius equals six meahs; one meah equals two pondions; one pondion equals two issarines; one issarine equals eight mites. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. The widow’s gift and Jesus’ comment on it also shows us that the value of a gift is determined by what it costs the giver. c. Many who were rich put in much. Those who praise us are probably as much mistaken as those who abuse us.”, ii. Morgan said that some people must be a long way from God because their prayers are so long. The Old Testament in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. iii. The Whole Bible For all seven had her as wife.”. He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. It also may be significant that Jesus had just criticized the scribes as those who devour widow’s houses. Mark 12 - NIV: Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard. i. Jesus said this was the first of all the commandments. Now about the dead rising—have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the account of the burning bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’, He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Then He said to them in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. i. -------------------- You are badly mistaken!”, One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. ii. Last of all the woman died also. If Jesus agreed that the tax should not be paid, He would openly declare Himself an enemy of Rome and be treated like a revolutionary. Historical Books b. There are those who will smile in your face, and at the same time cut your throat.” (Trapp). a. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Should we pay or shouldn’t we?” But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. ii. b. David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; how is He then his Son? Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David? Luke-Acts Daily Study Bible; Darby's Synopsis; Hole's Commentary; Gaebelein's Annotated; Morgan's Biblical Exposition; Ironside's Notes; The People's Bible; Sutcliffe's Commentary; Pulpit Commentaries; Verse 1. Yet He still said, “pay your taxes to the Roman government.”, c. Whose image and inscription is this? Instead of promoting one command over another, Jesus defined the law in its essence: love God with everything you have and love your neighbor as yourself. A... Read verse in New Living Translation Mark helped his Roman readers to understand how much a mite was worth. ii. ii. With this question Jesus challenged the religious leaders, asking them “do you understand this truth about the Messiah?”. d. Shall we pay, or shall we not pay? Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do? ii. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. Then He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a place for the wine vat and built a tower. Then He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a place for the wine vat and built a tower.And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.