Jesus and the Temple
Pastor Mark preaches on the southern steps of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem—on the same steps that Jesus himself would have walked. Jesus was first brought up the steps by his parents to be dedicated in the temple; as a boy, Jesus debated with scholars at the temple, and as a man he taught day after day in the temple. Still, Jesus promised to destroy, and did destroy, the temple because it had become an idol. We do not need the temple today because Jesus has fulfilled all of its functions.