Keystone Nazarene Church
Keystone Sunday Worship
Making Christlike Disciples in Okinawa
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  • Keystone Nazarene Church
    1198-2 Yoshihara, Chatan-chō, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa-ken 904-0105, Japan
    Sunday 10:45 AM


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Today’s Message: Turning the Tables
Main Idea: Jesus is serious about confronting unjustice.
- 40 days of reflection, repentance and fasting leading to Easter,
- to remember Jesus' death and resurrection
- and let God make us more like him
The Temple: God and People
Sacrifices were God’s system for people to deal with sin and come into right relationship with Him.
The Temple: God and People
Special instructions given for the poor.
The Temple: God and People
Keeping people from God.
Injustice: A Failure of Love
Treating someone as we would not want to be treated.
Injustice: A Failure of Love
This failure of love upset Jesus
Jesus’ Response
Jesus’ response was active
Jesus’ Response
The difference between action and anger
Jesus’ Response
God does not accept worship without justice
Jesus’ Response
God does not accept worship without justice
Jesus’ Response
Jesus has authority to confront injustice.
Jesus’ Response
He is the temple, the place where God’s presence is.
Matthew 25:31-46
Learning to Love: Confronting Injustice
Be willing to be confronted and to sacrifice personal benefit
Learning to Love: Confronting Injustice
Speak the truth in love
This Week's Memory Verse:
John 2:19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."


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Reflection: Day 1
Memorize John 2:19. Why do you think Jesus got so angry at the money changers in the temple?

Scripture Reading: John 2:13–22
Additional Scriptures: Exodus 20:1–17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18–25
Reflection: Day 2
In addressing the dove sellers in particular, it seems that John is emphasizing the economic injustice occurring in the temple. Are there any parallels of injustice that happen in our world today? In our churches?

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:10–23
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 84; 1 Kings 6:1–4, 21–22
Reflection: Day 3
Jesus played a direct and active role in dismantling the injustice occurring in the temple. How can we play a direct and active role in dismantling justice in our world today?

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 9:23–28
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 84; 2 Chronicles 29:1–11, 16–19
Reflection: Day 4
Jesus talks about himself as the temple. If Jesus is the temple, how does that change the system of worship for people?

Scripture Reading: Mark 11:15–19
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 84; Ezra 6:1–16
Reflection: Day 5
What are some specific ways you can help ensure that the most vulnerable in your faith community are invited to participate fully in worship, without barriers?

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:7–14
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22; Daniel 12:5–13

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