The Cleansing of the Temple

“Christ Cleansing the Temple” El Greco – oil on panel, c. 1570
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Mark 11:15-33

It is time to clean house. All the previous efforts of Jesus to avoid his enemies are no longer. The hour of our deliverance is at hand. Jesus turns the Temple upside down. He breaks centuries of abuse and bondage. The Lord wants the people free. God does not tolerate religion that controls and manipulates people.

The boldness of the Lord is held up as a model for faith, as he challenges us to have belief that moves mountains. Believe when you pray. Claim what it is that you are praying for in the Name of Jesus, even when you don’t see the answer in the natural realm. If Jesus turns your heart upside down, it is so that you will fully believe in God’s power.

The Reading for Today

Daily Bible Breaths

Version for Children and Families

This is the fourth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Fridays from now until Advent are dedicated to the Gospel of Mark,in this season, chapters 10 to 16.

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