April 7, 2019 • Rev. Heath McCoy

Matthew 21:12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. Matthew 21:13-14 He said to them, “it is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.” And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. Matthew 21:15-16 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” Matthew 21:16-17 And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “’Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there. Barriers: 1. Our Idea Of Sacrifice 2. Our Lack Of Relationship 3. Our Lack of Self-Worth Matthew 21:14 (MSG) Now there was room for the blind and crippled to get in. They came to Jesus and he healed them. Barriers: 4. Our Acceptance of Normal Matthew 21:14 My house was designated a house of prayer; You have made it hangout for thieves. Now there was room for the blind and the crippled to get in.