When Tables Need To Be Tipped

When Tables Need To Be Tipped

When Tables Need To Be Tipped

(John 2:12-25)
Sunday, October 06, 2019
1. CONVENIENT Christianity with SIMPLER sacrifice is a table that needs to be tipped.

(Exodus 12:21-28; Deuteronomy 16:2; Luke 2:41-50; 2 Samuel 24:24; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 51:17)

2. Peripheral pursuits (whether contained in my heart or conducted with my hands) that detract from the WORSHIP of God are tables that need to be tipped.

(Matthew 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-48; Matthew 18:6; Luke 17:1-2; Psalm 119:67,71)

3. A lack of ZEAL (ardor in embracing, pursuing, and defending matters of faith) is a table that needs to be tipped.

(Psalm 69:7-9; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Acts 7:48; Romans 12:11; Titus 2:14; Philippians 1:27; Galatians 6:9; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Colossians 1:29)

4.Thinking I need to KNOW everything / have everything figured out now is a table that needs to be tipped.

(Colossians 2:9; John 14:26; 2 Peter 3:16; Romans 11:33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:9)

5. Staying in the SHALLOWS is a table that needs to be tipped.

(Psalm 42:7; 1 Peter 2:2-3; 2 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 5:11-14, 6:1; Luke 5:4, 8:14-15; Colossians 2:6-7; Ephesians 4:13-16; 1 Corinthians 3:2-3)

 

Taking it further to help you THRIVE

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1. Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?

2. What did Jesus find taking place at the temple? How did He respond to it? What does say about God’s thoughts regarding the holiness of church / us as individuals?

3. When you see people taking advantage of others, how does it make you feel? When you see people preventing others from coming to God, how does it make you feel? How does God feel about these things?

4. Did the disciples at the time understand the connection between Jesus body and the temple? What is the connection?

5. Sometimes, we find ourselves doing something just because it is routine – because ‘that’s just what you do.’ But before we realize it, we find ourselves comfortable in the shallows. In what ways might God be calling you to go deeper in your faith / worship / fellowship?