“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

04/02/2024 – Evening Service: The emotional life of our Lord Jesus Christ – His zeal

Bible Readings:

Hebrews 6:1-20
John 2:13-22
Matthew 21:12-22

Sermon Outline:

John 2:13–17 (NKJV)

13 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. 15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” 17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”

I The zeal of our Lord Jesus

Matthew 21:12–13 (NKJV)

12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”

Isaiah 56:7 (NKJV)

7 Even them I will bring to My holy mountain,

And make them joyful in My house of prayer.

Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices

Will be accepted on My altar;

For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Jeremiah 7:11 (NKJV)

11 Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of thieves in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it,” says the Lord.

Zechariah 1:14 (NKJV)

14 So the angel who spoke with me said to me, “Proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts:

“I am zealous for Jerusalem

And for Zion with great zeal.

II The zeal of the Lord’s people

Romans 12:11 (NKJV)

11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

A zealous Saviour ought to have zealous disciples.

J. C. Ryle

A zealous man in religion is a man of one thing.
He only sees one thing,
he cares for one thing,
he is swallowed up in one thing;
and that one thing is to please God.

J. C. Ryle

I have one passion only: It is he! It is he!

Nicolas von Zinzendorf

Get on fire for God and men will come and see you burn.

John Wesley

Give me the love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay,
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire.
Let me not sink to be a clod;
Make me thy fuel, Flame of God.

Amy Carmichael

Am I ignitable? God deliver me from the dread asbestos of ‘other
things’. Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be a flame.

Jim Elliot