I Kings 8
Did God ever really live in a building?
The Canaanites thought he did.
And God seems to move in to the temple?!?!?
Why build a temple for a transcendent God?
Temple is a place where God comes to us.
God comes to us in history.
The poles were still there.
God comes to us in Shekinah glory.
and in the incarnation (Galatians 4:4) and in the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) and very soon in the clouds (Revelation 1:7)
Temple is a place where we come to God.
When → Hear → and Do → so That
III. The church is God’s living temple today.
Wherever believers gather in his name. (1 Peter 2:4-12)
A place where God comes to us and we to him. (Hebrews 10:21-25)
God desires a place for us to be together with him in spite of our many failures.