A Road of Ownership! (Sermon Audio)


This is the audio from the March 5, 2023 sermon, “A Road of Ownership: What Do You OWN?”, shared by Tom Lemler at the Deer Run Church of Christ.

Text: Luke 20:20-26

“As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it.”
Luke 19:41 (NIV)

Today I continued a sermon series with a focus on The Road to Resurrection.  Each week of this series will consider a different glimpse of the life of Jesus during His final week leading up to His death, burial, and resurrection. The road to resurrection included a stop where Jesus was questioned about the paying of taxes to Rome.  In His answer, Jesus defines ownership as being reflected in the image something bears.  As those who are in Christ and bear the image of God, we need to take a new look at what we . . .

  • Owe.  Luke 20:22
    • “Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.   Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.”  Romans 13:7-8 (NIV)
  • Want.  Luke 20:23
    • “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.  For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.”  Galatians 5:16-17 (NIV)
  • Need.  Luke 20:25-26
    • “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)

Today, will you be a good steward of what you think you OWN?