Death & Back Again | Holy Week in Jesus’ Footsteps Day 2 

Devotional

Monday | Turning Tables

Mark 11:12-26

Each day, your instructions are simple:

Step 1: Hear it. Listen to the Bible Audio Guide.

Step 2: Read it. Read (or listen to) today’s Bible passage.

Step 3: Share it. Tell someone about it! For groups or families, talk through the discussion questions below.

Step 4: Live it. Think about what you read and apply it to your life today.

For Thinking & Discussion: (optional)

1. Jesus turned over tables because a scam was being operated in the temple courts.  Why do you think religion and scams are so often related?  How can we be careful?

2. How do you think Jesus would respond to what he saw if he walked into your church this Sunday?

3. Jesus said that His Father’s house should be a house of prayer for all nations.  How does that apply to Christians and churches today?

Mark 11:12-26
12And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
15And 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;
16And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
18And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
19And when even was come, he went out of the city.
20And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
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