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John 2:12-25

Put On Your “Faith Contacts”

September 20, 2009

Simon Goncharenko

21 FELLOWSHIP - SBC

Outline

 

 

I.                    HEAVEN’S PERSPECTIVE provides the right focus and yields vision – vv. 13-17, 22-23.

A.     Through enabling us to distinguish between that which is sacred and that which is sinful – vv. 13-16.

                                                              i.      Passover and using it to make money.

                                                            ii.      The temple and its commercialization.

B.     Through opening our eyes to “subtle” fingerprints of God – v. 17.

C.     Through effecting change within us over time – v. 22.

D.    Through securing our eternal destiny – v. 23.

 

II.                 WORLDLY OUTLOOK incapacitates the life and impairs the vision – vv. 18-21, 24-25.

A.     Through blurring the lines between right and wrong – Passover & the usage of the temple – vv. 13-14.

B.     Through finger pointing rather than soul searching – Jesus cleans the temple and instead of seeing the error of their usage of the temple, they focus on whether He had the right to do what He did – v. 18.

C.     Through limiting one’s perspective – they totally miss the point of His answer – vv. 19-20.

D.    Through implanting pessimism about the supernatural – they immediately focus on the impossibility of the task rather than on the uniqueness of His Person – v. 20.

E.     Through keeping one isolated from positive influences – vv. 24-25.

 

III.               CONTACTS OF FAITH – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM!