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The Privilege of Sons

Our text for the morning sermon is Matthew 17:22-27. In this text, Matthew gives us Jesus’ response to paying of the temple tax. This account is only found in Matthew’s Gospel. Jesus’ response is different than his response to the Pharisees’ question about ceremonial washing in 15:2. Jesus claimed exemption from this tax because of who he was, yet he makes provision for himself and his disciples in a miraculous way.
We will consider these four points:
1. The temple tax and its purpose.
2. The exception of Jesus as the Son.
3. The miraculous provision for the disciples.
4. The lesson for our faith.