1. He comes to claim His house.
Saying the temple as His house was saying He is God.
When Jesus saved us, He said, “You belong to Me.”
congregation- the church is “my house” because of relationship
pastor- “my house” because of stewardship
Jesus- “my house” because of ownership
2. He comes to clean His house.
Jesus didn't cleanse us before He saved us, but after.
For things to really happen in Christ's church, sin has to be removed.
3. He comes to change His house.
When the moneychangers left, a new group of people came in.
tables- what people counted on
benches- what made them comfortable
The life of a Christian should be changing all the time.
For the Church, the message and the mission must never change, but sometimes the methods must change.