John 2:18-22 (Jesus brings down the house)

Yesterday, Jesus drove out the money-changers and animal traders from the temple – maybe as a protest against how it excluded Gentiles or exploited pilgrims, but most probably as a general sign of judgement on how it had become all about performing outward ritual rather than having a right heart before God.

Naturally, this didn’t go down too well with the powers-that-be.

John 2:18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

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