Jesus' Fierceness

Kevin Martin - 3/10/2019

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The Real Jesus: Jesus’ Fierceness
March 10, 2019
John 2:13-17

13The Jewish Passoverwas near, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14In the temple complexHe found people selling oxen, sheep, and doves, and He also found the money changers sitting there.15After making a whip out of cords,He drove everyone out of the temple complex with their sheepand oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables.16He told those who were selling doves,“Get these things out of here! Stop turning My Father’shouseinto a marketplace!”
17And His disciples remembered that it is written:Zealfor Your house will consumeMe.

1) Jesus is fierce with those who get in the way of His purposes – Matthew 16:21-23

2) Jesus is fierce (firm) with those who are judgmental, self-righteous, legalistic, or proud – Luke 7:36-50, 13:10-17; Matthew 23; James 4:8 (we will also see this in John 2 and Mark 11)

3) Jesus is fierce with those who prevent people from relationship with God – John 2:13-17; Mark 11:15-19; Mark 10:13-16

4) Jesus is fierce against death – John 11, Isaiah 53

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