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Sermon Notes 6/7/20 John 2:12-22

June 7, 2020, 8:46 AM

Zeal For Your House

JOHN 2:12-22
 

  • The Jewish leaders had to _____________ something to what God had told them.
  • They placed their own ____________________ in front of God’s commands.
  • Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

 

V12-13)

  • Passover of the Jews.” -> No longer the Passover of the LORD.
  • The system had been ___________________________. It needed corrected. The Jews were essentially slaves to it.
  • This was __________________ and not what God intended.

 

V14-15)

  • The stench of livestock has filled the air and drowned out the smell of incenses and aroma of a pleasing smell to the ____________________.
  • The spirit of greed had been replaced by the _______________________ of the LORD.
  • Leviticus 10:1-2
  • Malachi 3:1-4

 

V16-17)

  • John 4:23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
  • Worship is a _______________________ issue.
  • 1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
  • They ___________________________ Jesus because they hated it God’s way.

 

V18-22)

  • Jesus was replacing the ________________________ as the central location of worship.
  • Jesus is Immanuel. Jesus is God with us.
  • ____________________________ Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.

 

But what didn't happen here?

  • No ____________________________ on behalf of the corrupt religious leaders.
  • Very few were looking to Jesus after he cleansed the temple.
  • No ______________________ worship.
  • There was no repudiation of man-made religion.

 

Application

  • Jesus is the _______________ center of worship for the believer.
  • We must be careful not to replace true ___________________________ with man-made ideologies or actions.
  • We must prioritize what Christ is prioritized.
  • We must ___________________________ of any actions of worship that are man centered not God centered.
  • We must be looking to __________________________.
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