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March 5, 2023 2:12 pm
In this Sunday message, Pastor Greg Laurie continues our 7 Signs of Jesus series with a particularly powerful story—the “cleansing of the temple.” Discover what makes God angry in this message from John 2!
“The Christian life is like a greased pole; you are either climbing or slipping.” —Unknown
Goliath was not always a giant.
The little things that we nurture can become big things; in other words, little liberties can turn into big vices.
“Sow a thought, reap an act. Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a destiny.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us to ask for forgiveness regularly.
Jesus’ first miracle: Water into wine.
Jesus answers our prayers, does what we ask, and comes through for us; but then there are times He comes and cleans house and overturns tables.
1. There are things that make God angry.
2. God cares about His house.
If you come to Jesus, He will accept you as you are, but He will not leave you that way.
Saul of Tarsus was a murderer, but he became a mighty apostle.
“Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for He guards the lives of His faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” —Psalm 97:10
Sometimes we get angry with sinners when we need to be angry with Satan.
What angered Jesus?
People being kept from God.
3. God gets angry when people are kept from coming to Him.
The church exists to glorify God, edify the saints, and evangelize to the world.
“The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” —Abigail Van Buren
4. What does Jesus cleansing the Temple have to do with me?
As part of the new covenant, God now lives in the hearts of His people.
Paul prayed that “Christ would dwell in our hearts by faith” (Ephesians 3:17).
Dwell means, “To settle down and be at home.”
The dwelling place of God (the Temple of God) is you!
Perhaps you have sins that have not been confessed, and vices that have not been confronted.
Jesus wants access to every room of your house!
Jesus wants access to every room to clean properly.
Jesus may overturn a table or two, but when it is done, it will be clean!
Revival is returning to original condition.
5. Jesus knows everything about you.
6. Jesus will always reveal Himself to the true seeker; but to the fickle, shallow, and insincere, nothing will happen.
Jesus Christ is ready to come clean up your life!
2 Timothy 2:25–26
1 Corinthians 6:19
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