Dec 11th 2017. Jesus: True temple, 1 Kings 8.
In the Old Testament, the Temple is a place where God dwells. God established a place where he could be known, and a place where sacrifices could be made so that people could be in relationship with Him. (This is central to the O.T. understanding of what it means to be a Holy Nation). Jesus is fully the place where God could be known (John 1 Message version ‘the Word became Flesh and Blood and moved into the neighbourhood’) John 2:19-21 is his self-identification as the true temple. Jesus life is from the beginning a place for worship (Matthew 2:2) and a place of sacrifice, fulfilled in his own priestly self-offering on the cross. Download Discussion notes