The dramatic cleansing of the Temple disrupted not only the daily routine but also the very core of the religious leaders. These leaders approach Jesus and begin to challenge his authority. The ensuing conversation reveals the importance of heeding biblical authority, the weightiness of the call to eldership, and the destructiveness of false teaching.
After Jesus cleansed the Temple and had a peculiar reaction to a fig tree, the Disciples question him regarding the significance of the recent events. This message is delivered by Pastor Tom Friedrichs, executive director of Alongside Ministries.
Upon triumphantly entering Jerusalem as her true King, Jesus leaves without saying or doing much. All of that changes on the Monday of Holy Week as He curses a fig tree and cleanses the Temple.
About the Series
The Gospel of Mark was composed to the glory of God and for the Church as a witness to the selfless, sinless life of the Son of Man.