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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Proper 24

“Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:21) Who ever said Jesus had nothing to say about money and taxes?

Yes, that’s right. Pay what you owe. No matter which politician is going to try and save you the most money this election season, whether your taxes go up or down, we have a God given responsibility to pay our taxes. Don’t seek loopholes and a way to bend the truth.

But there is a greater, equally true message that has to do with a lot more than money. “Give to God, what is God’s.” What can we give God, after all, He has it all? He doesn’t need your money. What He needs is what you need; for you to believe that Jesus has taken away all your sins.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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