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The House of Living Worship

by Rev. Kirby Williams

Peter reveals the surprising Temple, priests and sacrifices of New Covenant worship.

Text: 1Pet. 2:4-6
Date: 08/04/2019, the Evening service.
Series: "Peter's Epistles: The Sojourners Handbook" Part 9

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As Peter continues to call his readers to a life of holiness and discipleship, he launches into a section where he will lean heavily on the imagery and prophecies of the Old Testament. Through this he will make a sharp distinction between the Old Testament shadows and the New Testament reality concerning the temple of worship, the priests of worship, and the sacrifices of worship. We will carefully analyze these three areas of New Covenant worship and how they are brilliantly realized in Christ and those who will follow Him. Ultimately we will trace the progression of true worship from Mount Sinai to Pentecost and discover how at long last God is worshiped as He should be: in Spirit and Truth in the house of living worship.

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I. Introduction
II. Exposition of the text, 1Pet. 2:4-6.
A. Context
B. The Temple, priests, and sacrifices of the New Covenant.
1. Extolling the Living Stone, vs. 4.
a. Direct access to God through Christ, Col.2:9,Psa. 34:5.
b. The Living Stone, Psa. 118:22, John 1:3-4, 2Cor. 5:10, Matt. 21:44.
c. Rejected by men, 1Pet. 1:19-21.
2. A new spiritual house, vs. 5.
a. A house of living stones.
i. The living stones, Eph. 2:19-22, John 14:19.
ii. A spiritual house, 1Kings 8:27, 1Cor. 3:16-17.
• A house of people.
• A house built by God.
b. A holy priesthood.
i. Set apart to worship, Ex. 19:5-6.
ii. The "priesthood of all believers", James 3:1, Heb. 13:17.
c. Spiritual sacrifices.
i. The Old Testament shadow.
ii. The New Testament reality, Heb.7:27, John 4:23-24, 1Pet.1:15-16.
3. Verification from the Old Testament, vs. 6.
a. Turning to Isaiah, Isa. 28:16.
b. Christ, the Cornerstone, Dan. 2:34, Eph. 2:20.
C. Summation
III. Interpretation.
A. The Exodus, Ex. 12:50-51, 14:1-31.
B. The Cloud of Fire & Smoke, Ex. 13:21-22.
C. A Kingdom of priests, Ex. 19:5-6.
D. God's presence on Mount Sinai, Ex.19:16-20.
E. The Tabernacle and the Ark, Ex. 25:9ff.
F. The Ark moves to Jerusalem, 2Sam. 6:2-19.
G. Solomon builds His Temple, 1Kings 8:10-11.
H. The Temple destroyed, 2Kings 25:9-17.
I. The promise of Malachi, Hag. 2:9, Mal. 3:1.
J. The glory restored, John 1:14, 2:19-21.
K. Pentecost and the promise fulfilled, Acts 2:1-13.
IV. Conclusion

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