We will speak the truth in love,
growing in every way more and more like Christ
(Ephesians 4:15; NLT).
1. Jesus spoke the truth
In love –
It didn’t go down well
2. With Pharisees,
And those with stuff to sell
3. Inside the temple:
As he taught,
Each time he paused for breath,
4. The people he reproved
And planned his death.
1. I tell you the truth, corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the Kingdom of God before you do (Matthew 21:31; NLT).
They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him (Matthew 13:57; NLT).
2. The Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, demanding that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority (Matthew 16:1; NLT).
My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations, but you have turned it into a den of thieves (Mark 11:17; NLT).
3,4. He taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how to kill him (Luke 19:47; NLT).
He came to his own people, and even they rejected him (John 1 :11; NLT).
The Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him (John 5:16; NKJV).