30 Aug 2020 Sunday Morning Service
3:6 “I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
3:7 Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
3:8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings.
3:9 You are under a curse–the whole nation of you–because you are robbing me.
3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
3:11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty.
3:12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.
12:12 Then they looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away.
12:13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.
12:14 They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?
12:15 Should we pay or shouldn’t we?” But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?” he asked. “Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.”
12:16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?” “Caesar’s,” they replied.
12:17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.
12:18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
12:19 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and have children for his brother.
12:20 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children.
12:21 The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third.
12:22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too.
12:23 At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”
12:24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?
12:25 When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
12:26 Now about the dead rising–have you not read in the book of Moses, in the account of the bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?
12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!”