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Peter and the Temple tax coin

Peter goes fishing to pay the Temple tax.
Contributed by Didier Martin
Peter was a fisherman in the town of Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. He was a follower of Jesus. – Slide 1
One day the collector of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, ‘Does Jesus pay the Temple tax?’ <br/>‘Yes, he does,’ Peter replied. – Slide 2
When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. ‘The kings on the earth collect different kinds of taxes. But who are the people who pay the taxes? Are they the king’s children? Or do others pay the taxes? What do you think?’ <br/>Peter answered, ‘Other people pay the taxes.’ – Slide 3
‘Then the children don’t need to pay,’ Jesus said to Peter. ‘But we don’t want to make these tax collectors angry. So go to the seashore and fish. After you catch the first fish, open its mouth. Inside its mouth you will find a coin. Take that coin and give it to the tax collectors. That will pay the tax for you and me.’ – Slide 4
Peter obeyed and cast out a fishing line. – Slide 5
He caught a fish and when he opened its mouth there was a coin inside. The coin was exactly the amount needed to pay the Temple tax for Peter and Jesus. – Slide 6
Peter rushed to hand over the coin to the Temple tax collector. God had provided all that they needed. – Slide 7
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