fbb is enormously grateful to Julian Peddle (JP) ...
All things considered these are superb booklets.
TRASHING THE TEMPLE
Get the message? The people who praised certainly did; but they were looking for a political or military solution to Roman occupation. But Yeshua's (Jesus') message was of a very different kingship and the need to deal with a very different problem.
Jesus went into the Temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the stools of those who sold pigeons, and said to them, “It is written in the Scriptures that God said, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer.’ But you are making it a hideout for thieves!”
fbb's Minister read a short "meditation" on this topic yesterday morning. Too long for a blog, so fbb will summarise.
If Jesus came to Seaton today
He would be welcomed as a star
Thousands would flock to hear him.
But he would need to be warned.
Stick to religion.
Don't interfere in politics
Or big business
Or our private lives.
If he chose to try to change these things ...