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We Are The Temple

Of The Living God


THROWING LIGHT IN 2013

Q & A: You can ask, we can help!

  1. In 2013, what do you suppose the temple of the Living God should be like?

  2. Should it be, Clean and Holy – in 2013?

  3. Should it be, Simple or Elaborate – in 2013?

  4. Common or Sanctified – in 2013?

  5. Consecrated and Blessed – in 2013?


2 Corinthians 6 (Read: E.S.V.)



1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For he says,

In a favorable time I listened to you,

and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3 We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; 7 by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8 through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. 12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. 13 In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

The Temple of the Living God

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,

I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,

and I will be their God,

and they shall be my people.

17 

Therefore go out from their midst,

and be separate from them, says the Lord,

and touch no unclean thing;

then I will welcome you,

18 

and I will be a father to you,

and you shall be sons and daughters to me,

says the Lord Almighty.”


UNPACKING 2 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 6

1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For he says,

In a favorable time I listened to you,

and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3 We put no obstacle in anyone’s way,

(Meaning to lead someone into sinful practices)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) an occasion of stumbling

2) to do something which causes others to stumble

a) i.e. leads them into error or sin


so that no fault may be found with our ministry,

(i.e. actively leading others into error or sin)


4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: (Twenty Eight Ways)

11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. 12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. 13 In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

The Temple of the Living God

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial?

Outline of Biblical Usage

Belial = "worthless or wicked"

1) a name of Satan


Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God;…

Conclusions:

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  1. In 2013, what do you suppose the temple of the Living God should be like?


THROWING LIGHT IN 2013

... as God said,

I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,

and I will be their God,

and they shall be my people.

17 

Therefore go out from their midst,

and be separate from them, says the Lord,

and touch no unclean thing;

then I will welcome you,

18 

and I will be a father to you,

and you shall be sons and daughters to me,

says the Lord Almighty.”


THROWING LIGHT IN 2013

We Are The Temple Of The Living God”


Pastor Rev. C. E. Stephen Coates

Thursday Night January 24th, 2013

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