Temple of Doom or Glory?

Temple of Doom or Glory?

  • Sermon Questions
  • Call to Worship: Psalm 122:1-5,9 (ESV)

    1    I was glad when they said to me,
                  “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
          Our feet have been standing
                  within your gates, O Jerusalem!

        Jerusalem—built as a city
                  that is bound firmly together,
        to which the tribes go up,
                  the tribes of the Lord,
          as was decreed for Israel,
                  to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
        There thrones for judgment were set,
                  the thrones of the house of David.

        For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
                  I will seek your good.

    Scripture Reading and Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:13-22 (ESV)

    13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.