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21st Century Temples: A Place Of Sacrifice
September 5, 2021

21st Century Temples: A Place Of Sacrifice

September 5, 2021

21st CENTURY TEMPLES – 2

A PLACE OF SACRIFICE

 

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?   1 Corinthians 3:16

 

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.   1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

A temple is a place of sacrifice

When any one of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of livestock from the herd or from the flock. If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer a male without blemish. He shall bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the Lord. He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. Then he shall kill the bull before the Lord, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall bring the blood and throw the blood against the sides of the altar that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.   Leviticus 1:2-5

 

For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life.   Leviticus 17:14

 

Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.   Hebrews 9:22

 

For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.  But in these sacrifices, there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.   Hebrews 10:1,3,4

 

We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering, he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.   Hebrews 10:10-14

 

If the original temple was a place of sacrifice that points to Christ, we should be 21st century temples of sacrifice that points to Jesus.

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.   Romans 12:1

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