Holy Week: His Cleansing the TempleFebruary 28, 2021
Holy Week: His Cleansing the Temple
What does it mean to be a of Jesus today?
If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” Matt 16:24
Sunday – Triumphal Entry – Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on a
Monday – Jesus returned to Jerusalem full of
- Jesus over Jerusalem
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it. Luke 19:41 (NIV)
- Jesus was heartbroken that God’s people could not see the He wanted to bring
“If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes. Luke 19:42 (NIV)
There is a from on high God wants all people to have
Jesus predicted Jerusalem’s eventual because of their spiritual blindness
The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.  They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” Luke 19:43-44 (NIV)
We too can experience blindness
Jesus was upset by those taking of people coming to the temple
Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling. Luke 19:45 (NIV)
Jesus doesn’t like that causes seekers to stumble
- Jesus pointed to one of the priest’s primary functions – to encourage
“It is written,” he said to them, ” ‘My house will be a house of prayer’; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’” Luke 19:46 (NIV)
Are we people seeking God or hindering them?
6 Jesus came into Jerusalem to His kingdom
Jesus’ kingdom vision was too from their own
Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him. Luke 19:47 (NIV)
What are we going to about Jesus?