Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the Temple of the living God, you can only come into God’s presence through Him.
Christ is the Temple of the Living God!
PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the Temple of the living God, you can only come into God’s presence through Him.
I. Allow Christ to prepare you for His future heavenly temple! 1 Kings 6
A. God is in the process of building His temple (6:1).
1. The stones for the building were prepared.
2. The stones for the building took time to prepare.
B. God is in the process of shaping you for His temple (5:17-18; 1 Peter 2:5).
1. Christians will be the “living stones” of God’s spiritual house.
2. Christians will be shaped in God’s quarry for His spiritual house (1 Kings 6:9, 22).
II. Dedicate your life to Christ and His future heavenly temple! I Kings 8:1-61
A. God has summoned you to be brought to His temple (8:1-6).
1. The presence of God came to His people through a person, Jesus.
2. Jesus spoke of His body as a temple that would be destroyed and rebuilt in three days.
B. God wants to fill your temple with the Holy Spirit (8:7-11).
1. God breached the wall of separation and judgment through Christ.
2. Christ sent the Holy Spirit to indwell believers.
C. God can only be worshiped through Christ (8:12-61).
1. Solomon worships God through praise and prayer (8:12-53).
2. Solomon admonishes the people to worship God (8:54-61).