Your Body, His Temple, Sep 1, 2013

2 Chron. 7:1-3
– the temple in the new testament
John 2:18-21 – Jesus referring to His own body
Eph. 2:18-22 – the church is the temple
Acts 7:44-49 – God says He doesn’t dwell in the things people make. Everything on earth is merely a foot stool to God
1 Cor. 3:9 – my body is God’s field and building. God speaks through family, friends, co-workers, and all who are in Christ
1 Cor. 3:16 – God dwells in those who receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior
– Jesus taught more in the synagoge where people assembled than in the temple
– we collectively are the temple of God
– do you not know you are not your own, it’s God’s body, God’s car, God’s home, God’s clothes, etc.
– 5 ways to worship God in your body
  1. a place of dedication – how dedicated to God are you?
  2. a place of devotion – how devoted are you? How can I worship God with my body?
  3. a place of duty – we need to understand our duty/responsibility
  4. a place of death – a daily place of sacrifice – deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Jesus
  5. a place of display – where the glory of God is on display