Jesus Cleans House (Luke 19:45 & Matthew 21:12-16) Feb 14,2019

                                                             Jesus Cleans House

Luke 19:45-48 AND Matthew 21:12-16

           I. Then He Went into the Temple (vs. 45)

a. How long does it seem this event takes place after Jesus weeps over Jerusalem (vs. 41)? __________________________________________________________________________

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b. In the parallel passage in Matthew 21:15 what can we surmise is still taking place with the

multitude that followed Jesus? __________________________________________________

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c. Why do you think Jesus went immediately into the temple and not somewhere else in

Jerusalem? _________________________________________________________________

 

II. Driving Out the Merchants and Money Changers (vs. 45-46)

a. With Jews traveling from other places and used to using other currency it was required

they pay the temple tax (Tyrian shekel) thus a currency exchange was required. However,

where this and the purchase of suitable sacrificial animals was being conducted was a

problem…why? ______________________________________________________________

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b. Did Jesus have a problem with the practice ______________________________________

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c. What emotion do you suppose Jesus exhibited in clearing the merchants etc. out of the

temple? ____________________________________________________________________

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d. John records a cleansing of the temple (Jn 2:13-17). In John’s record when does this event

take place in Jesus earthly ministry? _______________________________________Is this

the same event as Luke records in Lk 19:45? ______________________________________

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e. Did the merchants and money changers leave? ___________________________________

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III. Teaching, Healing, and Ministering (vs. 47-48)

a. Luke records that Jesus was teaching daily in the temple. Matthew that Jesus was healing

 the blind and the lame…Did Jesus frighten the normal needy people? __________________

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   b. How did the chief priests and scribes respond to Jesus activities _____________________

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   c. What delayed the chief priests from doing anything against Jesus immediately _________

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           IV. Application: Jesus stated, “My house is to be a house of prayer!” Do you think the church

           should be a house of prayer? ____________________________________________________

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