Do I want to preach?

, based on Mt 17:22-27

As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to his disciples, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised.” And they were greatly distressed.

When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?” He said, “Yes, he does.” And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?” When Peter said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the children are free. However, so that we do not give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me.”

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

4 thoughts on “Do I want to preach?

  1. Scott:

    Dynamite message today. We are often blinded by the little things that get in the way of the big things. A very nice interpretation of today’s gospel.



  2. I am still thinking about your preaching, trying to apply it to an issue I am struggling with on a college campus. Thank you!!

  3. Thank you for that. I have often wondered about the text. Now it is clear

  4. Scott, your word on the WORD is very clear on your experience / the heart of the challenge. Yes, I am often blinded by nothing. TRUTH IS. WE miss you! Pat

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