Sermon Title: Temples Falling and Rising
Theme: The true beauty of the Lord's Temple is her inner holiness and devotion to God.
The Jewish people boast in the earthly temple's external adornments.
Christ prophesies the coming destruction of this external adorning due to internal wickedness.
Christ calls His disciples to lives adorned with godliness to escape His coming judgment.
Today we're taking a closer look at the twenty-seventh chapter of the Book of Ezekiel.
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How should an older woman conduct herself? Titus 2:3–5 looks forward to the second serial reading of in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these two verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that an older woman should conduct herself with such holiness and gentleness as encourages younger women to devote themselves to their crucial character and work.
#2124 - KJV - Isaiah 6:1-7
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.
6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
God provides us with hope despite loss, by reminding us of the fulfillment of His Words of judgment (ch. 1:10), which proves that we can trust His words of restoration!
The loss of personal holiness. (v.1-2)
The loss of God's presence. (v.3)
The loss of the king. (v.4-11)
Despite the losses, the exiles retained a living hope, because of the promised sequel – the restoration of holiness, God's presence, and the kingship.
How can we retain hope, when we go through loss?
What was King David's prayer after sinning? Psalm 51:11
Why are these verses repeated in 2 Kings 24:18-25:30?
Why are these verses repeated again in 2 Chronicles 36:22-21?
"The point in these verses is that obedience to Christ is inseparable from love for Christ, and love for Christ is inseparable from faith in Christ. So then John it sums up in verse 6, 'whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.' 'Walk' in the New Testament is a metaphor for one's way of life, so friends are you walking the way Jesus walked? Is that the normal reflex of your heart? To consider Christ's will and example in all your choices? None of us can live perfectly the way He lived. That's not the point. Jesus lived for us so that by faith His merit could be ours–that's the gospel–but to say that we know Jesus is to follow after Him, and the gospel gives us the power to live our lives the way He taught us to live."