II. Dwelling Places for God in the Old Testament A. Original Creation â€“ heaven and earth B. The Garden of Eden C. Mount Sinai D. The Nation of Israel E. The Tabernacle and Temples of Israel
III. The Commission of the Temple A. Provide a place for Godâ€™s presence to dwell with man 1. Leviticus 26:11-12 2. Ezekiel 37:26-27 B. Tracing the history of this commission 1. Adam â€“ Genesis 1:28 â€śfill the earth and subdue itâ€ť 2. David â€“ 2 Samuel 7:5-16 3. Solomon â€“ 2 Chronicles 6:18 4. During the Captivity â€“ Ezekiel 11:16 5. Second Temple 6. Prophecies of a future eschatological temple â€“ Jeremiah 3:16-18 7. Herodâ€™s Temple 8. A Third Temple? 9. The â€śnot yetâ€ť Temple of Revelation (Revelation 21) 10. The â€śalreadyâ€ť eschatological Temple is being built and will succeed a. Begins with a Roman Centurion b. Pentecost c. Corneliusâ€™ house (Acts 10) d. Throughout the book of Acts e. Continues to be built to this day!
IV. Application A. Excavate the Word of God B. â€śYou alsoâ€ť â€¦ Be about the business of Temple building (1 Cor 3:5) 1. Plant â€“ the Great Commission 2. Water â€“ Make Disciples C. Provide the world with physical proof of Godâ€™s presence by loving one another (Jn 13:35) D. Do not defile your temple 1. 1 Cor 6:15-18 2. 2 Cor 6:16-18 E. Realize and rejoice in the grandeur of what you are a part of â€“ the church! (Heb 12:14-22) 1. You will not want to miss a gathering 2. Endeavor to guard the unity of the church against divisive people 3. When you wake up on Sunday morning remember where you are going! F. Are you eagerly awaiting His coming?
A native of New York, Pastor LoSardo was saved by the grace of God in 1986 after hearing the Gospel from his brother, while pursuing a career in scientific research. He was ordained into the ministry in 1995 and served as the Associate Pastor of a large messianic congregation...