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Jesus the New Temple

The Gospel of God: The Gospel According to Mark  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Jesus is the new temple in whom the presence of God is found.

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10:46-12:12 — Jesus, Son of David, the Son of God and the Cornerstone.

10:46-11:1-11 — Son of David/Christ/Lord
“Jesus, Son of David”
— Triumphal Entr
New exodus — bringing people out of darkness and separation from God back into relationship with God = presence./temple (Zondervan study, Mark.)
Jesus reveals God’s merciful character — mercy. undeserved kindness. covenant love. (Zondervan study, Mark.)
Jesus identifies with God’s very presence (Zondervan study, Mark.)
Heal =saved … “faith in Christ has saved you.” (Zondervan study, Mark.)
“colt” ,
“that no one had ridden” () Pulling the ark of the covenant.
“the Lord needs it” — (, , )
“Yahweh as King”

11:12- — Jesus the Son and Cornerstone.

“Cloaks” (Zondervan study, Mark.)
“branches” saviours welcome, (Zondervan study, Mark.)
“hosanna” lit. “LORD Save us.”
In other words, “I am your King, receive me.”
The Davidic King coming to David’s city ,
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are going off.
Jesus’ blog has crashed because of the overload of traffic.
But whats more people are actually out in the streets talking.
This is a BIG deal.
Jesus is not rolling in a Tank.
He is cursin’ on a postie bike he borrowed from a mate
But this perhaps unexpected entrance, points to something very significant....
Not just the one who comes in the name of the LORD, but the LORD himself is here. (Zondervan study, Mark.)
God is visiting the city and temple — God comes to be with his people, where they live and worship (Transformation, Mark).
Should be Isaiah’s glorious restoration () but because of his rejection it’s going to be Malachi’s devastating judgement ().
see plan to destroy Jesus
Mount of Olives — east of the temple 100 feet & 30 m higher.
12:1-12 — The Cornerstone
“The Lord you seek is coming to his temple...”
Fig Tree = Israel
Juxtapose — Tree & Temple / Cursing & Cleansing (Transformation, Mark).
LLUSTRATE:
Only faith in and following after Christ brings true fruitfulness (Transformation, Mark).
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are going off.
Leafy but fruitless (appearance of being fruitful).
Jesus’ blog has crashed because of the overload of traffic.
Jesus’ blog has crashed because of the overload of traffic.
But whats more people are actually out in the streets talking.
But whats more people are actually out in the streets talking.
This is a BIG deal.
This is a BIG deal.
Issue #1 — In AD 30, the newly appoint high priest, Caiaphas, permitted the sellers who once traded at a distance from the Temple to now trade in the outer court of the Temple (P. Barnett, Mark, 11:1-12).
In AD 30, the newly appoint high priest, Caiaphas, permitted the sellers who once traded at a distance from the Temple to now trade in the outer court of the Temple (P. Barnett, Mark, 11:1-12).
Issue #2 — Jeremiah 7
Issue #3 —
“Just as the fig tree is destroyed, so will the temple” (P.Barnett, Mark, 11:1-12)
Temple was at the heart of Jewish Religion, but Jesus calls the disciples to not have faith in a beautiful building, but in God. God’s still going to provide a temple.
Cursing of the tree only makes sense seen in light of the temple — Temple should bear fruit all the time (Transformation, Mark).
Faith that has it’s object as God, believe that for God, the object of faith, for him nothing is impossible (omnipotence).
The object of faith, being God, is in relation to forgiveness of sin (also temple related).
Faith in God shapes everything, not manipulative or coercive, human-centred planning or priorities. Focus is on God, trusting in God’s wisdom, power, ability, plans. (Transformation, Mark).
Mountains = hinderances (1) temple worship (2) un-forgiveness. are the 2 hinderances that are in the way of fruitfulness. (Transformation, Mark).
New Temple — Christian believers (Holy Spirit)
New Temple — Christian believers (Holy Spirit)
New Temple — Christian believers (Holy Spirit)
John & Jesus — intimately linked. John identified Jesus as the LORD. (P.Barnett, Mark,)
Parable () —
Servants = prophets, esp. John.
Son = Jesus
Father = God
Jesus’ death and resurrection is the beginning of a new temple
Doctrine: Temple = presence & Sacrifices = atonement
New Temple — ; ; ; ; (Transformation, Mark).

12:13-44 — The Conflict — Resurrection, Law, Christ.

12:13-17 — Image & Worship
Conflict in life and heart? Who do I worship?
12:18-27 — God’s involved in the world & resurrection is due to God’s power (P.Barnett, Mark,)
Conflict in life and heart? What about death?
12:28-34 — We God and people are loved there’s no need for sacrifices (temple) (P.Barnett, Mark,)
Conflict in life and heart? What’s meant to be most important?
12:35-37 — David’s son would become David’s Lord. Jesus is both Lord and Christ (; ; ; ; ). (P.Barnett, Mark,)
Who Is the Christ/Saviour?
(Skip 12:38-44)
True worship of God is seen not in what’s given, but what is kept back.
All of life and death is to be seen in light of God’s powerful presence being with us.

13:1-37 — Ruin and Renewal of the Temple.

central theme is for watchfulness, perseverance, and faithfulness in the face of coming crisis 13:5, 9, 23, 33, 35, 37.
Seeing these kinds of passages as only referring to the future, is to say that they have / means nothing for the those reading it — the bible was written to real people.
13:1-2 — explicitly speaks of destruction of temple
13:3-13 — (Now/Happened/local) Jesus is talking about the destruction of the temple
Paul believed that the gospel had gone out to all nations (; ) (P.Barnett, Mark,)
Judgement , .
“I am he.” Referring to the christ figure, military deliver. ;
August 30 AD 70 — temple was desocrated & destoryed by the Romans. Was the climax ( P.Barnett, Mark,)
AD 50, emperor Caligula set a statue of himself up in the temple, that brought the brnk of war in Rome. (Barnett, ).
In Israel’s history, desloation was casued by Israels abominations — rejecting Jesus, their LORD and Christ is a grave abomination.
They look to an alternative messiah figure, Antiochus, false messiah, who cause great suffering and violence.
Antiochus, false messiah, AD 67
This was written before AD 70, becuase the details are write, but not in order. Note: Editorial comments. Remember, red letter Bibles, use them wisely!
13:14-23 Lit. “they will see...” Not “you will see...”
13:24-27 — (Not Yet/To Happen/cosmic) This is a clear reference to the return of Christ
We would do well to learn the lesson of the signs Jesus has given, his death, resurrection, spirit, his people, and the destruction of the temple — All have come to pass — one waits, his return. (P.Barnett, Mark,)
13:24-27
13:28-31 — (Now/Happened/local) spread of the gospel, persecution, these are the budding leaves of the fig tree, pointing to the destruction of the temple (P.Barnett, Mark,)
13:32-37
The crucial thing here is not to speculate unnecessarily about the specific future events. What is crucial is alertness regarding the essential mission of God, readiness to suffer, and trust in God’s power (See Conflicts in life &heart) (Transformation, Mark).
Double fulfilment
Suggest that Jesus’ prophecy regarding his return on the clouds of heaven, is yet to come. But everything else has been fulfilled.
1-4 Jesus prophecy of temple destruction and disciples question of ‘when?’
Jesus response is interwoven with both concerns,
5-8 warning against deception and false signs
9-13 encouragement to stand firm and spread the gospel
Jesus then offers particular signs of the coming destruction of the temple
14 abomination that causes desolation
14-23 distress & persecution caused / finally leads to the jerusalem/temple destruction
this finally leads to the jerusalem/temple destruction
and
24-27 Jesus’ return
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