Tuesday, 7pm, facilitated by Hannah Baehr
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Have you ever ridden on a donkey? Something close? A cow? An ostrich? A Ford Pinto?
When Jesus cleansed the Temple, the crowds did not put up a fight. Why might this crowd be eager to welcome his religious reforms?
Jesus cleansed the Temple because people were practicing idolatry alongside the worship of Yahweh. Compare Jesus’ words in Matthew 21:13, with the parallel account in Mark 11:17. What’s the difference? Now read the text Jesus was quoting in Isaiah 56:1-8? In light of these texts, what is the specific idolatry that Jesus is correcting?
How is this idolatry evident in our culture today? In churches? In families?
How can disciples of Christ demonstrate the religious purity Jesus requires?