Tag Archives: Temple

Jesus Goes Postal

Text: Luke 19:37-45


“Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Psalm 118:26
Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!” Luke 2:14


Some of the Pharisees said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers.”
Jesus replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”

Tears & Prophecy

Jesus wept not just over Lazarus’s death
Jesus loved Jerusalem and the nation of Israel.

He saw the rebellion against Rome forming in their spirits, and he knew it would result in a military retaliation that would crush them.

Jesus At The Temple

Drives Out
It Is Written
Stays to Teach

Focus: Jesus in Temple

Included in all four Gospels
• Matthew 21:23-27
• Mark 11:15-18
• overturned the tables of the money changers
• John 2:13-16
• made a whip out of cords
• Ephesians 4:26 ESV “Be angry and do not sin; ”

Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark & Luke)
• “My house will be a house of prayer”
• [for all nations] not in Luke quoting Isaiah 56:7
• You have made it a den of robbers
• Jeremiah 7:11
• Do you think it’s possible to “Be angry and do not sin”?
• Reflect on Luke 19:45-46. When is it justifiable to use force to rebuke sin?

Boy Jesus

Luke 2:41-52

The only account of Jesus’ boyhood we possess apart from apocryphal legends. Here: the story of a visit by the holy family to a festival in Jerusalem.

The Boy Jesus Stayed Behind

“Filial Consciousness”


Three Sayings:



A: What the angels said

The baby’s name was given privately before his birth, and publicly afterwards, as ‘Jesus’ (1:31; 2:21): ‘The Lord is salvation’,

First: Savior

Second: Christ

Third: Lord

B: What the prophet said

Simeon’s thanksgiving to God tells us that the salvation to be found in Jesus is for all humanity. It is a universal offer.



C: What the Child himself said

Jews: ‘You, O Lord, are our Father’

So the first recorded words of Jesus are a statement about himself, and a claim to a relationship between himself and God different from, and deeper than, anything that had ever been known before.




  • Do we underestimate the spiritual insight of young people?
  • Mary and Joseph were not always able to understand what they were told. Why are we so slow to believe and grasp the word of God? (Note the difficulty our Lord’s disciples had—Luke 9:45 and 18:34.)
  • What stands out to you as most important in the stories of Luke 1 & 2?

Waiting for God

Luke 2:25-40



Promise :: Fulfillment :: Praise

The testimony of Simeon (Lk 2:25–35)

  1. His reassurance (Lk 2:25–26):
    consolation of Israel
    comfort : paraklēsis
  2. His recognition (Lk 2:27–32):
  3. His revelation (Lk 2:33–35)

(1)        Concerning the Messiah (Lk 2:33–34):

(2)        Concerning the mother (Lk 2:35):

The testimony of Anna (Lk 2:36–38):



What are you expecting (waiting for) God to do? In this life? In the life-to-come?

Have you ever seen the order of promise :: fulfillment :: praise?