John 2:12-25: Cleansing the Temple

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John 2:12-25: Cleansing the Temple

October 7, 2021


Jeremiah 14-15Ecclesiastes 5John 2:12-25James 3:13-18


John 2:12-25: 

Note: As we go through John’s Gospel together over the next few weeks, I refer you to the broadcasts from the Gospel of John which will provide more commentary on the passage. Here are links to the two sermons related to today’s passage: The Temple, Part 1, and The Temple, Part 2.

Take, then, and read this section of John, and this morning simply reflect on the following bullet points:

  • Can zeal ever be wrong? How can we make sure that in our anger we do not sin?
  • What sign does the temple cleansing point to? Why do we need Christ’s resurrection power?
  • How does it help to be realistic about people? In what way does the biblical doctrine of the fallenness of man help us guard against unrealistic expectations?


Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL., president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, and author of several books including How the Bible Can Change Your Life and John 1-12 For You.


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