Sunday, February 27, 2011

Blended Gospels: The First Time Jesus Cleanses The Temple

After this [the wedding at Cana] he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple
The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.

And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade."

His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will consume me."

So the Jews said to him, "What sign do you show us for doing these things?"

Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?"

But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

[John 2:12-22, ESV]

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  1. What do you mean by blended gospels? I think it is great to begin to think of 'the gospel' as something more as just sin and solution - it is more. The stories about Jesus show us that. It is a wider vision.

    Love this passage in John :)

    I have blogged about similar things. You can find it here its called The Kingdom post.


  2. "Blended Gospels" is a project to blend all four gospels into one narrative. John and Luke, especially, include material that is not found in Mark and Matthew. There are some passages where all four gospels weigh in with different details.

    So the blended gospels include all the stories and details in all four gospels put in chronological order in one story.


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