Sermons on Matthew

Taxes to Caesar

This is Jesus’ well known response to the pharisees as they try to trick him into incriminating himself. As always, there are hidden depths and we need to look at the delicate political situation of the time to understand what was going on.

Parable of the Wedding Banquet

The parable of the wedding banquet is one of the more difficult to understand, seemingly creating more questions than answers. Why were the guests so unwilling to attend? Why was one guest thrown out for not coming with the right clothes? And what does all this say about the kingdom of God?