愛在潔淨聖殿

約翰福音2:13-22

13 猶太人的逾越節近了,耶穌就上耶路撒冷去。 14 看見殿裡有賣牛、羊、鴿子的,並有兌換銀錢的人坐在那裡, 15 耶穌就拿繩子做成鞭子,把牛羊都趕出殿去,倒出兌換銀錢之人的銀錢,推翻他們的桌子, 16 又對賣鴿子的說:「把這些東西拿去,不要將我父的殿當做買賣的地方!」 17 祂的門徒就想起經上記著說:「我為祢的殿心裡焦急,如同火燒。」

18 因此猶太人問祂說:「祢既做這些事,還顯什麼神蹟給我們看呢?」 19 耶穌回答說:「你們拆毀這殿,我三日內要再建立起來。」 20 猶太人便說:「這殿是四十六年才造成的,祢三日內就再建立起來嗎?」 21 但耶穌這話是以祂的身體為殿。 22 所以到祂從死裡復活以後,門徒就想起祂說過這話,便信了聖經和耶穌所說的。

愛在潔淨聖殿:因著愛,祂趕出殿裡一切做買賣的人,在殿裡醫治瞎子、瘸子。(太21:12-17、可11:15-19、路19:45-48、約2:13-22)

福音書記載耶穌兩次潔淨聖殿,一次是在耶穌初始傳道時期(約2:13-22),另一次則是在耶穌榮進耶路撒冷之後(太21:12-17、可11:15-19、路19:45-48)。

耶穌初始傳道,在逾越節上耶路撒冷,祂所看見的聖殿充斥著為方便外來猶太人獻祭所需的牛、羊、鴿子買賣,以及為繳交聖殿稅的銀錢兌換;耶穌拿繩子做成鞭子,趕出牛羊,倒出銀錢,推翻桌子,說:「…不要將我父的殿當作買賣的地方。」(約2:15-16)

Living to Worship Jesus

Hi GAMErs,

Today’s passage is Revelation 4:1-11.  As usual, I encourage you to read the passage yourself first and see what you can glean with the Holy Spirit’s help, then read the GAME sharing below.  Let’s go!

Revelation 4:1 (NIV) 
1  After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
 
On verse 1:  After receiving messages from Jesus for seven churches in Asia (chapters 2-3), John, still in a posture of prayer, sees in front of him a door open to heaven.  The same trumpet-like voice he heard before – Jesus’ voice – invites him to come up to the door and He will show John “what must take place after this”.  In other words, Jesus is about to show John things that will happen in the future.