This series of sermons is based on my conviction that the Holy Spirits cry for authenticity in the church and that we would take SERIOUSLY our individual responsibility to reach a dying world.
Building the Temple
Scriptural references 1Chr 22:1-19, 1Cor 3:16, 1Cor 6:19, 2Cor 6:16.
David was deadly serious about making the Temple special (1Chr 22:5) “…the house to be built for the LORD is to be highly magnificent, for a name and for beauty to all the lands.
God expects nothing less from us today as His Temples where the Spirit lives
To build David needed…
- Passion – David’s whole life was an adventure with God – His one abiding passion was the Lord who had saved him from the Lion, the Bear, the Giant, and the hand of Saul promising and fulfilling His word to make David King. He was passionate to offer something of substance back to God and make sure that what he built would be the best he could offer and so put millions (in today’s terms) of his own money to prepare for the Temple of the Lord
- Pattern – 1Chr 28:12 showed that the pattern that David built to was directly from the Holy Spirit. We as Christians must hear for ourselves what we are to build in our lives, how we are to behave, what our ministry is and so on.
- Peace – 1Chr 22:9 shows that David could only prepare to build when there was peace. Christians must be at peace with God before they build anything and this peace comes when we surrender to Gods ways and stop resisting His will. Every epistle of Paul opens with the words PEACE reminding us that God is no longer at war with man and has made peace at the cross.
- Preparation – 1Chr 22:14 “I have taken great pains to provide for the temple of the Lord a hundred thousand talents of gold, a million talents of silver, quantities of bronze and iron too great to be weighed, and wood and stone. And you may add to them.” David was prepared to pay what it took even though he was in a depression at that time. Serious Christians serve from where they are and desire to see Gods glory whatever state they are in personally.
David knew the value of money and true Christianity knows the value of a soul is infinite
Part 2 – The right foundation
Part 3 – The temple of God