What if Jesus Came to Church?

Sermon text:  1 Corinthians 1:18-25  John 2:13-22  

What if Jesus came to church? According to all four Gospels he entered the Jerusalem Temple at the Passover and cleaned house. John 2:14 says he found “those who were selling oxen, sheep and pigeons, and the money changers at their business.” What were these merchants up to? It sounds pretty innocent.  Pilgrims came to Jerusalem from all over the Mediterranean world at the Passover feast to sacrifice animals at the Temple and pay their temple tax. They didn’t want to bring animals over such great distances, so they bought them at the Temple. And they couldn’t pay their temple tax in Roman currency because Caesar’s image, which was on the Roman coins, would defile the Temple, so they had to exchange them for shekels, the Jewish currency, so there were money changers on hand at the Temple to provide that service. So where’s the problem?....See full sermon here