Exploitation, Restoration, Authorization
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Exploitation, Restoration, Authorization

John 2:13-17  (ID: 0576)

When Jesus entered the temple in Jerusalem to worship at Passover, He found the people being cheated under the guise of religion. We may be troubled by Jesus’ forceful response, failing to recognize that He used His authority not in self-interest, but with a passion to set things right. The Jewish leaders questioned Jesus’ right to act. Alistair Begg helps us understand how we likewise struggle with the issue of authority. Do we find Jesus worthy enough to kneel before?


Jesus Cleanses the Temple

13The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Copyright © 2019, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.