Day: 14/04/2014

Holy Week – Monday – Mark 11:12-19

The next day as they were leaving Bethany,
Jesus was hungry.
Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf,
he went to find out if it had any fruit.
When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves,
because it was not the season for figs.
Then he said to the tree,
“May no one ever eat fruit from you again.”
And his disciples heard him say it.

On reaching Jerusalem,
Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out
those who were buying and selling there.
He overturned the tables of the money changers
and the benches of those selling doves,
and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise
through the temple courts.
And as he taught them, he said,
“Is it not written:
‘My house will be called
a house of prayer
for all nations’?
But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’”
The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this
and began looking for a way to kill him,
for they feared him,
because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.

When evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city.

– Mark 11:12-19

Holy ≠ Weak

I pray also that the eyes of your heart
may be enlightened in order that you may know
the hope to which he has called you,
the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
That power is like the working of his mighty strength,
which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead
and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
far above all rule and authority, power and dominion,
and every title that can be given,
not only in the present age
but also in the one to come.

– Ephesians 1:18-21