The Day That Jesus Got Mad

The concept on this Chapter is that Jesus got mad because if the REASONS that people were selling their wares in the church. Everything had been marked up to the point of extreme profits. Although they were saying they were selling things to help others, the truth is they were only doing it to help themselves.
Jim Cymbala also questions the reasons people are so upset about taking prayer out of school. 'Why be so upset when they take prayer out of school if you're not praying in church... Or your home?'
He tells a story about 'Ricardo', a resident of 'the Salt Mines', a homosexual haven in Brooklyn. Prayer helped heal Ricardo enough to be able to appear on the Church's video before dying of aids.  Jim didn't condemn Ricardo for his actions.  He just helped him understand the reason he was doing things.
According to Jim.. pray this way 'ask and it shall be given to you:

  • Seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened to you. (MAtt. 7:7)
  • You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart (Jer. 29:13)
  • You do not have because you do not ask God. (James 4:2)

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