Jesus has much to say about wrong worship. Jesus cleanses the temple out of love. He heals people in the temple out of love. Jesus wants his sheep to be steadfast in the love of God.
The first thing Jesus does after entering Jerusalem on a donkey is cleanse the temple. The number one problem in the nation of Israel on that day, and the number one problem for Christians today is: polluted worship. The church must reorient itself to proper worship.
For the Christian, it is all about worshiping the Lord. In this passage, we see 3 types of worshipers. This will help us become genuine worshipers.
This is Matthews'a account of Jesus' walking on the water as the disciples struggle in a terrific storm and night on the Sea of Galilee. The incident bridges the events of Jesus' having fed the 5,000+ and the increasingly open hostility to His ministry by the Jewish leadership afterward.
Jesus hates legalistic rules that compete with His Word. In this passage he confronts the legalistic Pharisees on the topic of the Sabbath. Today, the Christian must study the Word of God so that he/she can recognize legalistic rules that dishonor the Bible.
In this message, Pastor Jay explains the importance of corporate worship in the life of the church and individuals.