Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem during the last week of His life signalled a kingly triumph in both obvious and not-so-obvious ways. Yet it was important in every way, nonetheless, and its details are preserved for us in Matthew 21:1–11, which kick-starts the most climactic week in Jesus’ life...and in history.
Matthew 21:12–22 provides a glimpse of Jesus’ righteous indignation, where we see Him at His angriest. But what drove Jesus to “lower the boom” on corruption?
After riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and turning over tables in the temple, Jesus immediately had the city’s attention. Some accepted Him as sent by God, but only some. he religious authorities actually cranked up their hatred of Jesus from a simmer to a boil!
Matthew 22:1–22 shows us what happened when Jesus publicly condemned Jerusalem’s ruling religious elite. Jesus’ accusations hit them straight in the heart—so forcibly that former religious opponents, like the Pharisees and Herodians, conspired together to trap Jesus with His words.
Many of us are fascinated with life after death which causes us to wonder about marriage in heaven. Did you know that Jesus addressed this question? In Matthew 22:23–33, the Sadducees tried to test Jesus with this very subject...even though they didn’t even believe in life after death. They simply wanted to trap Him.
Dive into the scene in Matthew 22:34–46 with Pastor Chuck Swindoll to learn about two ultimate questions we all must answer regarding what God wants from us and the true identity of Israel’s Messiah.
The world says tells us all that matters is making a good impression. But God is not impressed with externals; you can’t fake it with Him. Recognizing the hypocrisy in your life and breaking with it is painful, but necessary.
Our actions should match our words. It’s only when we’re honest with ourselves and with God can we begin to overcome hypocrisy.
In this sermon on Matthew 23:1-12, Pastor Chuck Swindoll teaches us about the deadly effects of hypocrisy and self-glory, so that we might walk humbly with the Lord, our God, and guard against religious fakes.
Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he walks us through Jesus’ last public sermon that issues His strongest warning against putting on a religious show. Learn how to guard against hypocrisy!