When Jesus responds to the question about paying tax by holding up the coin and saying we should “give to God the things that are God’s”, he means we should give ourselves to God. The question about the woman who was widowed seven times is based on a misconception. The Sadducees were attempting to extrapolate the present into God’s future – they assumed God’s future would be like the present. Jesus tells them they’re wrong, and that they should be bringing God’s future into the present.

Listen to the sermon preached by the Revd Bryce Amner on Sunday 22 October 2017.

The scripture readings are Matthew 22:15-33 and Genesis 1.

20 min, 34 sec

Sermon: Bringing God’s future into the present