Holy Week: Monday

03.30.15 | Family Life Mornings

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Here's todays: On the Sunday before his death, Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem, fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9. Crowds gathered and welcomed him, waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna to the son of David. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest.” Just days later, those same people would cry out for his death. Monday morning, Jesus returned to the city of Jerusalem with his disciples. Along the way, he cursed a fig tree, because it wasn’t bearing fruit. It was a metaphor for the religious leaders, who had all the leaves of faith, but didn’t bear any spiritual fruit. When Jesus arrived at the Temple, he found it full of corrupt money changers. In order to buy sacrificial animals, people had to convert their money into Temple currency, then pay and inflated amount for the animals. He overturned their tables, saying in Luke 19:46 “My Temple will be a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves." That night, Jesus likely stayed with his friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus.

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on 03.30.15 Laurie Valentine commented

I noticed an error in the text above: "... he cursed a fix tree ..." Should be fig tree.

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