Mark 11- 2020-11-13
Please use one of the prompts below to get your journaling started.
- Explore your fears and what’s behind them.
- Write about a relational conflict you are experiencing.
- List out all that you are grateful for.
- Recall a significant reaction, conversation or event.
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- Bible Text: Mark 11:15-19
15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. 17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching.
19 And when evening came they went out of the city.
Questions to help us go deeper
- Why did Jesus react so violently to what he saw in the temple?
- Consider the process by which this kind of deterioration may have happened to the temple. What warnings or lessons are there for me?
- What might Jesus say if he were to step into the modern-day Christian church? Would he see a “house of prayer for all the nations” or a “den of robbers”?
- 1 Cor 6:19 says that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Are there things Jesus needs to “overturn” or “drive out” from my life?