by Chris Brown

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A Perfect Storm (1 of 5)
Series: 72 Hours - Three Days No One Remembers
Pastor Chris Brown
Mark 11:12-25

Setting The Scene:

Jerusalem 33 AD:

Understanding The Times And The Terms:
Isaiah 56:1-8, Jeremiah 7:1-11, Micah 6:8, James 1:26-27, Mark 12:33, Luke 13:6-9

Temple area:

Money changers:

Selling doves:

Carrying merchandise:

All nations:

Fig tree:

Taking It Home:

- God is more concerned with my love and justice, than with my appearance and attendance.

Trees without figs wither.
People without love and justice hinder God's purpose.
Followers who don't forgive won't experience forgiveness.

- Following God comes through faith, not religious practices.

A Perfect Storm
(Questions and Scriptures for further study)

1. Throughout the Bible there are numerous instances where followers of God substituted religious rituals and obligations for an authentic relationship with Him. The verses below include several examples of this. What rituals or obligations were they focused on and what fruit of authentic faith were they missing?

Isaiah 1:13-17

Micah 6:6-8

1 Samuel 15:22-23

Hosea 6:6

Are you aware of any religious rituals or obligations in your life that you are more committed t ...

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