Notes: November 29, 2009

Cleansing The Temple

Not four years earlier Jesus had chased away the money-changers; and now, at the end of his ministry and life, he does it again.

Matthew 21:12-19

  • The temple should be a place of prayer, not a place of business (v. 12-13).
  • Needy people sought out Jesus (v. 14). Are you needy? Have you sought Jesus?
  • Children praised him; priest and scribes hated him (v. 15).
  • Jesus reprimanded the religious leaders for their ignorance of Psalm 8:2 . (v. 16).
  • The hypocritical fig tree looked like it should have fruit, but it didn’t (v. 17-19).