Jesus Confronts the Destruction of God’s Temple

[audiomp3=”{FILELINK}”] The Third Sunday in Lent March 4, 2018 John 2:13-22 Jesus Confronts theDestruction of God’s Temple When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesuswent up to Jerusalem. In the templecourts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting attables exchanging money. So he made awhip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle;he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s house into amarket!” His disciples rememberedthat it is written: Zeal for your housewill consume me. Then the Jews demandedof him, “What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do allthis?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise itagain in three days.” The Jewsreplied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are goingto raise it in three days?” But thetemple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what