Good morning! I’m glad to welcome you to worship today at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Following Jesus’ reception into the city of Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1-11), the next day—on Monday, we are told that Jesus enters into the temple and is greatly displeased. However, our Lord set some things straight as He removed hindrances to the people that had come to worship; in the next verses, we find people being healed and praising God.
This morning as we study Matthew 21:12 – 17, we will examine the event of Jesus cleansing the temple. There is very practical application to be made to His temple today—all who know Him and Savior and Lord. In the Old Testament, before the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, God had a temple for His people, but in the New Testament God has His people for His temple. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)
So when we, the Church, come to worship what have we need to ask ourselves, “what am I bringing to worship today?”