As a kid, I never wanted to hear my mother say, “wait until your father gets home!” Dad knew how to lay down the law. Today we watch as Jesus drives the money changers out of the temple. He throws over their tables and chases them out with a whip. What does it look like when Jesus lays down the law? You may be surprised to see it looks like losing. Like giving up. Like dying on a cross. You may be surprised.

Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17; 1Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

Song: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" lyrics by Martin Luther; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band