Jesus' Desire: Pure Worship
August 18, 2013 Speaker: Brent Small
Passage: John 2:13–2:25
In this sermon podcast on John 2:13-25; Pastor Brent offers us 3 “priorities” in the pursuit of pure worship.
Beginning in John 2, John records some of the earliest events that take place in the public ministry of Jesus. After his first encounter with five of his disciples and performing his first sign in Cana of Galilee, Jesus now purposes to go to Jerusalem for the Passover feast. When he arrives and observes the Temple area being consumed by business, he becomes indignant and cleanses the Temple.
The question becomes, “Why did Jesus cleanse the Temple at this point in his public ministry? What was his motivation?” In this sermon Pastor Brent attempts to answer those questions and give us three priorities for worship.