New Monklands Parish Church


A Journey through Holy Week

Day 2: Monday Jesus Clears the Temple.

On Monday morning, Jesus returned with His disciples to Jerusalem. Along the way, Jesus cursed a fig tree because it had failed to bear fruit - He was really teaching that true, living faith must bear spiritual fruit in a person’s life. When Jesus arrived at the Temple He found the courts full of corrupt money changers. He began overturning their tables and clearing the Temple, saying, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves.” This act probably sealed His fate because it threatened the Temple’s economy. On Monday evening Jesus stayed in Bethany again, probably, again, in the home of His friends.


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