In Jesus, who is the New Temple of God, we encounter God in Him. And because He is the New Temple of God, the Church becomes the embodiment of His presence.
A temple is a building that is purpose-built. Our church building here has one chief purpose, namely to immerse us the drama of our relationship with God. We therefore ought to conduct ourselves reverently in this space. To corrupt that which is holy is a terrible and personal insult to God. The corruption of temple’s sanctify caused Jesus to blaze out in anger.
But the reality of God’s temple is more than being simply a church building. Each one of us here is a temple that is purpose-made. Because of our baptisms each one of us here is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Each one of us here was brought into being and designed by God for a…
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