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REthink Jesus: His Passion

september 22nd, 2019


John 2:13-25  (ESV)

13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade.” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”18 So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.

Peaceful Presence (v13-17)

Jesus is passionate against what distracts and detracts from worship and peace

Jesus is passionate about a restored relationship with God based on mercy and grace.

Destroy and Buildup (v18-22)

Jesus is the focus of our communion with God.

He is your place of peace, He is the one who sacrifices for you, the one who deals with your sin and shame, the one who takes outsiders and makes them insiders. 

Passionate Followers (v23-25)

You can fool others, you can fool yourself, but you cannot fool Jesus

Follow Jesus for what He’s already done for you