Temple

A Living Home | 1 Peter 2:4-10 |
Who are you? For followers of Jesus, God gives a purpose and a new identity as ‘living stones’ in his new temple. Outline Building God’s place (vv4-8) Being God’s people (vv9-10) Living into identity

Interrogating the King | Luke 20:20-21:4 |
Often we ask questions with no intention of listening, but just to prove ourselves right. And it can be the same with the questions we ask of Jesus. In this message we see some people meet Jesus with an agenda, hoping to trap him. But instead, the truth is revealed. Outline Whose image? (20:20-26) Whose wife? (20:27-40) Whose son? (20:41-44) Whose example? (20:45-21:4)

Recognising the King | Luke 19:28-48 |
Where do you look for peace? In this message we see Jesus, the only hope for peace, humbly entering the royal city. But as he comes, the question is will we receive him and his peace? Outline Prepare the way (vv28-35) Three responses to Jesus (vv36-40) The tears of the king (vv41-44) Cleaning God’s house (vv45-48) Will you recognise Jesus as king?

A Forever King | 2 Samuel 7 |
Do you want to build something which lasts? David desires to build a house for God and secure his peace and blessing, but God reminds him that he is the one who builds things that last. God promises David’s son will build his house and God himself will make a kingdom that will last forever. Outline David has plans (vv1-2) But so does God (v4) … because God hasn’t asked (vv5-7, 1 Kings 5:3) … because God will build (vv8-17) David’s humble praise (vv18-29) Where is this forever king? Read more

A Dancing King | 1 Samuel 5-6 |
In the rest King David brings to God’s people we see glimpses of a priest-king like Adam in Eden or Melchizedek in (Jeru)Salem. David rejoices in God’s presence as we see the fulfilment of God’s promises to Abraham. Outline The danger of God in a box (6:1-11) Dancing in God’s presence (6:12-20) Despising the delight of God (6:21-23) Jesus, the dancing priest-king Dancing before God