Big Idea: Join the revolution of the King who has no coin.
Verses: Luke 20:19-26
Summary: The religious leaders attempt to trap Jesus by exposing his political allegiance, alienating him either from the Romans or the Jewish people. Jesus' response redefines our politics and reveals the revolution behind Jesus' revolution. Instead of redistributing the cultural currency of power, recognition, success and comfort, Jesus calls for a whole different way of life. As we watch King Jesus have to ask to borrow someone's change, we're reminded that we don't have to chase after the things of this world, nor do we have to hoard what we already have.
Next Steps: Consider the following questions as you listen and respond to God:
- What did God say to me in the text?
- How do I know whether or not what I heard is true?
- How do I feel about what I heard?
- How do I practically put my hope and trust in Jesus in response to his message?
- What's my next step as a follower of Jesus?
A few ways we can help you as a church:
- If you want to watch Johnny Tremain, here you go (this won't make sense unless you were there this morning or listen to the podcast)
- If you want more background on Judas the Galilean and his rebellion against Rome, here you go (article)
- Kevin DeYoung's book, Crazy Busy, is crazy good (book)
- Alvin Reid shows us why mentoring is important and how to mentor someone younger than you (43 page e-book)
- Tim Keller on faith and politics (video)
- If you're part of a community group, I'd encourage you to talk about who you're planning to BLESS between now and Easter.
- And if you're looking for a place to go deep with the Bible and with each other, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let's talk about getting you into a DNA Group.