There is a stunning vignette of Jesus in Mark 11. In a moment of anger, He overturns the tables of money changers in the temple.
Out of everything on earth that could have angered Jesus, why would he display such zeal in the temple? Because the church is the most important institution in the world.
Sadly, much like the moneychangers in the temple, the church has a tendency to add
“barriers to entry” for the rest of the world. When this happens, we must allow Jesus to show what tables need to be turned over in our lives and churches.
In today’s podcast, we go deeper into this passage and finish with two poignant questions that are a matter of life and death.