Sunday's Bulletin Message 2/17/2019
Our Church's Theme:
“What Would Jesus Do?” Continues Into 2019.
We're discovering the words and deeds of our Lord Jesus Christ and attempting to apply them to our lives and the lives of our families.
I hope you're already asking this question at the beginning of any decisions you are making and I'm hoping that as you do, you are honestly attempting to “trust and obey”. A great theme such as “What Would Jesus Do?” only profits those applying what they learn. Today, we're considering what happened when Jesus went into the temple. (Matthew 21:12-16)
guiding thoughts for learning:
1. We see that Jesus Comes into the Temple.
2. Changes in Worship Provoke Him to Anger.
3. The Crying of Children Pleases Him.
Jesus had just made his, what's known as the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, riding upon a donkey with multitudes descending Mt Olivet with him. Their emblems of praise and support were garments and branches which they laid down upon the pathway before him. Arriving in the city, he entered the temple. Here's what we learn: Jesus comes to the temple. He did this as a matter of custom. (Luke 4:16) Bible-believing Christians make coming to the "temple" a regular part of each week. He was greatly angered when he noticed that people had lost all respect for the house of God and made it nothing more than another worldly experience. He was, however, pleased with the cries of praise made by children. Let's learn to worship properly.
Together We Can,
Sr. Pastor Bill Rains