Chapter 11 of the book of Mark tells two stories that intertwine to form one larger picture. In the first story, Jesus curses a fig tree for not providing fruit. In the second story, Jesus walks into the temple and flips over the tables of money changers in an effort to cleanse the temple.
How does the story of Jesus’ interaction with the fig tree compare to the story of Jesus in the temple? In this sermon, Pastor Erin Bird breaks down both stories and shows how they intersect.