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Mountainside Assembly of God

1900 Trevorton Rd, Coal Township, PA 17866, USA

Sunday 10:30 AM

Jesus the Disruptor


Discuss the scene where Jesus enters the temple and disrupts the status quo by driving out the money changers and animals.

Introduce the concept of "God disruptions" as divine interventions meant to shift us into a life of greater closeness and abundance with Him.

Segment 1: Understanding Disruptions in Everyday Life

Interactive Element: List of obsolete products (Pagers, cassette players, rotary phones, etc.)

Question for Congregation: What do these items have in common?

Answer: They are obsolete because better alternatives have replaced them.

Connection to Sermon: Just as these items were disrupted by advancements, Jesus disrupted the old covenant with a new covenant based on love and mercy.

Segment 2: Disruption in the Temple - A Look at Jesus' Actions

Scripture Reading: John 2:13-22

Highlight Jesus making a whip and clearing the temple.

Discuss the economic and spiritual corruption this act was intended to disrupt.

Key Point: Jesus' actions were a statement against the corruption and the old system of sacrifice.

Segment 3: The Layers of Jesus' Disruption

1. First Layer: Corruption and Exploitation

Discussion: How the temple had turned into a place of profit at the expense of worship.

Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 16:11, Matthew 7:12

Application: Consider modern equivalents where religious practice might be corrupted by materialism or exploitation.

2. Second Layer: Ending the System of Death and Sacrifice

Discussion: Jesus’ actions symbolize the end of the old covenant and the beginning of a new era focused on mercy and love.

Scriptures: Isaiah 1:11, Hosea 6:6, Matthew 9:13

Prophetic Implication: Jesus as the final and perfect sacrifice, making the old system obsolete.

3. Third Layer: Personal Application - How God Disrupts Our Lives

Discussion: How disruptions are God’s way of redirecting us towards a life of mercy and love.

Personal Stories: Woman at the well (John 4:5-30), the woman caught in adultery (John 7:53-8:11), and Saul’s transformation (Acts 9).

Key Point: Disruptions from God are filled with His mercy and aim for our transformation.


Encouragement: Be open to God’s disruptions as they are acts of love meant to guide us closer to Him.

Call to Action: Reflect on areas of your life that may need a divine disruption to align more closely with God's love and mercy.

Prayer: Invite God to disrupt our lives in ways that lead us to live more abundantly in His grace.


This guide is designed to facilitate engagement and reflection throughout the sermon, helping you to connect more deeply with the message.

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