This is a hard passage that is immensely complex. How you interpret this passage will largely affect how you approach eschatology. We need to ensure that as we endeavor to understand this passage, we are letting the Scriptures themselves speak, and not just our preferred school of thought. We are called to be Christians, not end-times zealots.
Jesus has packed this chapter with exhortations to "Watch out!" and "Take heed!" Deceivers have come throughout church history and they will continue to come. They prey upon gullible people who don't listen to Christ's words.
Jesus reminds us to not be troubled. He wants us to make sure our homes and families are ready for His return. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus Christ so that we are not deceived and robbed of our peace with Him!
Jesus was walking into a trap. Several traps, actually.
When Jesus entered the Temple in Matthew 21, the Pharisees, Sadducees and others planned to ask Him questions that might trap or make our Lord look bad before others. They wanted to destroy or hurt His credibility. In today's study, we'll see how Jesus responded.
Questions That We'll Answer:
A) What was the irony about the questions that Jesus was facing?
B) What was the point of Christ's parable about the wedding feast?
C) What happened to the improperly dressed 'wedding guest?'
Thanksgiving 2023 - We Will Give Thanks to You Forever - Psalm 79. A Psalm of Asaph lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 586 BC by the Babylonians concludes with a declaration that even in calamity and judgment, the people will give thanks to God forever!
The final message from Emmanuel Reformed Church in our sermon series through the Book of Zephaniah "Day of Wrath, Day of Rejoicing." This morning, Pastor Carl looks at Zephaniah 3:9-20 in a message titled "Salvation for God's People."
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The second instance of Jesus cleansing the temple of corruption is in all three synoptic Gospels (Matthew 21:12-16, Mark 11:15-18, Luke 19:45-48). The first instance is only in John 2:12-25 right after the wedding at Cana when Jesus' ministry began. The first thing Jesus did after his ministry began was cleanse the temple, and the first thing he did after making his triumphal entry into Jerusalem was cleanse the temple. These two cleansings serve as bookends on Jesus' three-year ministry and reveal his heart for "pure and undefiled religion" (James 1:27).
Scripture: Luke 19:45–20:8
Sermon: "Jesus Christ, The Cleansing Priest"
Speaker: Pastor Sam Lee
Date: November 26, 2023
Maranatha Bible Church (San Ramon, CA)
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Major conflict among nations especially if it involves Israel usually leads to many people feeling the end of the world is at hand. However, a careful read of Jesus words in Luke 21, Mark 13 and Matthew 24 reveals that Jesus said, this is the beginning of birth pangs and the end is not yet. He went on to say no one knows or can know the time of his return in power and glory.
Let's assume that the end is near. How then should we prepare? Jesus, Peter, Paul and the author of Hebrews all speak to this question.
There was darkness (v. 33).
Jesus cried out (v. 34).
Jesus cried out a second time (v. 37).
The veil of the temple was torn (v. 38).
The centurion spoke (v. 39).
The Son of God
God the Father poured out His wrath on Jesus (vv. 33-34).
Jesus laid down His life for us (v. 37; John 10:17-18).
Jesus is the Son of God (v. 39).
Theme: The LORD God placed his hand on Ezekiel the Prophet bringing him visions of idolatrous abominations in Jerusalem.
The Vision of the Gleaming God
The Vision of Jerusalem's Abominations
God's Serious Response
We discuss the encounter Jesus had with the 10 Leper. All were physically healed, but only one was spiritually healed--the one who returned and was thankful. Are you thankful today? Are you publicly thankful for the spiritual things God has done in your life?