Jesus Cleanses the Temple (John 2:13-22)
Why would Jesus go up to Jerusalem when the Passover of the Jews was at hand?
Why would people be selling goods in the temple?
What would cause Jesus to get angry when he saw all those in the temple selling goods to customers? Is it always wrong to be angry? When does anger become sinful? How do we know when our anger is becoming sinful? What can Jesus’ anger teach us about our own anger?
What was wrong with making God’s house a house of trade?
Zeal for God’s house consumed Jesus. How did zeal “consume” the Lord? How can zeal be good? How can it be bad? Give biblical examples of good zeal. Give biblical examples of bad zeal.
Why would the Jews demand a sign?
Jesus gave them this sign: “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Why were the Jews incredulous at this “sign?” What did Jesus mean?