THE NEW TEMPLE

John 2:13-22

February 19, 2017

Rev. Bruce Brown

 I.  Jesus' Passion for Pure Worship (verses 13-17)

II.  Jesus' Authority to Cleanse Religion (verses 18-22)

III. Jesus' body as New Temple (verse 21)

“To glorify God was the very purpose of the temple.  Therefore the sin of the money changers and the religious authorities lay in the fact that while they loudly proclaimed the holiness and otherness of God, they denied it in practice.  Our Lord’s whip opposes anything that detracts from the communication of God’s glory, especially in worship.”

R. Kent Hughes

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