Cleansing the Temple

delivered March 4th, 2018 by Lori Brown

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Sermon Notes

  • Key Scripture: John 2:12-22
  • Lent is a time to make course corrections
  • Jerusalem is 100 miles from Capernaum
  • Passover commemorates Exodus
  • God heard the Israelites’ prayer
  • The 10 plagues corresponded to the Egyptians’ 10 false gods
  • Exodus 11 and Exodus 12
  • Passover required the blood of a sacrificial lamb to be painted on the doorframes of the houses
  • Things deteriorated in Israel over the years and God was being pushed out of the Temple; people were desecrating it
  • Matthew 28:19-20
  • We ALL have a part to play in the Great Commission
  • Matthew 22:34-37
  • Love is our primary aim
  • How are we doing? Are we keeping the main thing the main thing?
  • Psalm 69:9
  • God’s temple is the Body of Christ
  • Death IS NOT the final word
  • WE are the temple We’re no longer our own
  • God’s presence dwells in us
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
  • Jesus died at the same time that the priests were killing the sacrificial lambs
  • We were bought at a price
  • What would Jesus see in us if He looked in our temple?
  • What is the one thing that God needs to purge from YOUR temple this Lenten season? What are you ready to be purged of?