The Case for Christ Quotes by Lee Strobel
Question 46. The passion of Christ
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,. Malachi ,2 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts…. Mark And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve. Mark And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;. Luke ,46 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; ….
Expressive Joy for God’s Blessings
Now we turn to some of the lessons Christ poured out for us while He drained that cup of suffering for our sakes. Thomas Aquinas admirably provides us with one of those lessons that Augustine gleaned from that teaching chair of the Cross. Of course, Jesus taught us not only metaphorically through the wood of the Cross but also through the words that He spoke from that most painful teaching chair. How many of us are lonely because of estrangement from someone once close to us whom we have refused to forgive or who has been unforgiving of us? Can we make a gesture to reach out to that person while our arms remain free to move? Even if we should be rebuffed, can we do as Christ did and pray that God will forgive that person — and us, too? The completely innocent Christ was given two criminals as His companions as He hung from the Cross.
One of the core teachings in the Christian gospel, this message is the crucial, most powerful key to coming to spiritual growth so that the life of Christ can be manifested in us. Mankind had gone astray. Sin and death and he who had the power of death, the devil, had come to power because of the fall into sin, so that our bodies had become slaves of unrighteousness. So something had to happen. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.