Date: October 22, 2017
Liturgical Day: The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 24A
a matter of faith
created in God’s image
giving back to God
Leaders from Jerusalem argue with Jesus about coins minted in the Emperor’s image. Jesus challenges them to remember that they are created in God’s image, and are called to honor that with all they say and do.
Some discussion Questions:
1. In my life, what are the things of the Emperor (the government, society, culture…) and what are the things of God?
2. In Isaiah 45:1-7, What role does Cyrus of Persia (576 – 530 bc) end up playing in the history of Ancient Israel?
3. According to 1st Thessalonians 1:1-10, how do the Thessalonians live out their role as a people “called” by God for faithfulness?
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