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Rebuilding the Temple

August 2, 2020   /   First Baptist Russell

John 2:13-22

History Behind The Text

Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”  John 2:19 NASB

Jesus’ answer has layers of meaning:

  • Jesus’ would rise.
  • The Jerusalem would fall.

The temple was the most important in Israel.

  • King
  • Presence of
  • Endured centuries
  • 2nd temple lacked
  • In New Testament times – King
  • Was a wonder of the ancient .
  • Jesus said He would rebuild it in days.

As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!”   Mark 13:1 NASB

The House Of God

  • God’s dwelt there.
  • Sacrifices were there.
  • Place of and
  • A place of
  • Temple was a sign of the in “stone”.

Jesus The Carpenter Knew The Temple Was Beyond .

And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.” Mark 13:2 NASB

This happened by the hands of about years later in 70 AD.

A New House

Christians believe the resurrection of Jesus symbolizes the replacement of the old .

  • The of God dwells in Jesus.
  • Jesus’ death is the sacrifice that sin once and for all.
  • God receives our and through Jesus.
  • Jesus is the of all who Him.
  • Jesus is God’s loving revealed in flesh and blood.

A Place By The “Carpenter”

“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.  John 14:1-6 NASB

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