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Summary: To show that GOD will destroy anyone who corrupts and pollutes his body after being delivered from these pollutions and corruptions of this world, so stay away from all these pollutions.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you hurting GOD's temple?

No. I'm staying away from all pollution and corruption of this world.

2 Corinthians 6:17 (Amplified Bible)

So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor,

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD will destroy anyone who corrupts and pollutes his body after being delivered from these pollutions and corruptions of this world, so stay away from all these pollutions.

IV. TEXT:

1 Corinthians 3:17 (Amplified Bible)

If anyone does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it [with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [the believing church and its individual believers] are.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for I am the temple of GOD and you've given me parameters that I have to follow, that is to come out from among these unbelievers, separate myself from them, and will not tackle things that they are busy with.

VI. TITLE:

No one can hurt GOD's temple

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 56 A.D.

C. Place written: Ephesus

D. Purpose: To purify the church from divisions and immorality.

E. To whom written: Corinthian church

F. Main theme: Unified and pure living, in the midst of an impure world.

G. Keyword: love

VIII. MAIN BODY:

1 Corinthians 3:17 (Amplified Bible)

If anyone does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it [with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [the believing church and its individual believers] are.

1 Corinthians 3:17 (King James Version)

If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

A. If anyone corrupts the Temple of GOD

"If anyone does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it [with false doctrines] or destroys it,"

Defile or "phtheiro" in Greek meaning:

a. to shrivel or wither

b. to spoil or ruin

c. to deprave, corrupt, defile and destroy

Aside from the obvious vices that can destroy the body (temple) of GOD such as drinking, smoking and gambling, here are the list of other things that can destroy the temple of GOD.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (Amplified Bible)

Shun immorality and all sexual looseness [flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed]. Any other sin which a man commits is one outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.

Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,

You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.


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