Jesus Changes People

Clearing The Temple

January 25, 2022 Mountainview Christian Church Season 1 Episode 4
Jesus Changes People
Clearing The Temple
Show Notes

The story of Jesus clearing the temple is also told in Matthew 21 and Mark 11. In all three accounts, Jesus is concerned about the integrity of the temple – that the merchants had turned a house of prayer into a den of thieves. This concern is also a fulfillment of prophecy (Psalm 69:9). Under the new covenant, both our individual bodies and the gathered church are temples of God. God still desires for his temple to be a house of prayer. When pressed about what gave him the authority to clear the temple, Jesus points ahead to his own death and resurrection.

Passage: John 2:13-25