The Last Week of Jesus | Day 1 - Jesus & the Money Changers
In the week following Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, Jesus and his followers were daily in the Temple where Jesus taught (Luke 21:37). On one of these occasions, Jesus witnessed the acts of those who controlled the Temple. The Sadducean High Priests were defrauding the common people, using the sacrificial system and money they gained from it to their financial advantage. Jesus, in zealous anger, drove out those responsible (Matthew 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-48). This act made Jesus a target to the Sadducean leaders, as he was lessening their income.