Cary Cox, from Matthew 21:18-32. Jesus curses a fig tree as a picture of the judgment of God he is pronouncing on unbelieving and fruitless Israel. God is calling forth a new-covenant people who repent of sin, have faith in Christ, and produce fruit to the glory of God.
Cary Cox, from Matthew 21:1-17. See Jesus present himself to Israel as their promised Messiah-King, riding humbly into Jerusalem on a donkey! See him strike at the heart of their faithless worship as he cleanses the temple and makes a statement of the coming judgment of God on unbelieving Israel! Here is our King!