Session 2--lesson 8
The Dwelling of God 神的居所
English Conversation 英语对话
Peter: You look like you are worried.
John: My brother is moving to a different city.
Peter: How does his moving away worry you?
John: We spend a lot of time together. After he leaves I know I will feel alone.
Peter: Did you know that God promises us that he is always with us?
John: No, I didn’t. But how can I tell if God is with me?
Peter: He tells you by his own Words in the Bible!
John: Can you show me where God says that?
Peter: Yes! Let’s look together at Matthew 28:20 and Romans 8:38-39.
彼得： 好的！ 让我们一起看马太福音28:20 和罗马书8:38-39.
John: Thank you, Peter!
Opening Prayer: 1 Kings 8: 23-24
开始的祷告： 列王记上8: 23-24
Memory Verse: Matthew 28: 20b
记忆经句： 马太福音28: 20b
Read: Acts 7:44-49 Stephen tells of the tabernacle and temple that were built for God to dwell in.
Read: Exodus 40:34-38 God instructed Moses to build a tabernacle where he would dwell or live with his people. The tabernacle was a portable tent that could be moved as the people traveled in the desert for 40 years and then into the promised land.
What did God send to fill the tabernacle? The glory of the LORD was a visible sign of his presence with his people.
1 Kings 8 After God bought his people into the promised land he promised King David that his son Solomon would build a permanent temple. We will look at the Dedication of the Temple :
verse 1-9 What did the priests bring into the Most Holy Place? (verse 6)
The ark contained the stone tablets with the 10 commandments engraved on them, the staff of Aaron, and some manna. NO one was allowed to touch it or they would die. That is why the priests carried it with poles.
verse5 How many sacrifices were made as the ark was carried to the temple?
verses 10-13 What filled the temple after the priests came out of the Most Holy Place?
verses 14-21 Solomon gives a summary of the building of the temple. He repeats two themes in these verses.
God kept his ———— to David to build a temple.
God had the temple built for the ———– of the LORD.
The LORD or “ Yaweh” means “ I AM who I AM”
Read Exodus 34: 6-7 to see what God told Moses about his name.
读出埃及记34: 6-7 理解神关于他的名字对摩西说什么。
Read verses 22-53 Is Solomon’s prayer of Dedication of the Temple. It is one of the most beautiful prayers in the Bible.
verses 23-26 Is a prophecy of the coming Messiah – Jesus - The Son of David whose kingdom is eternal!
verse 27-29 Can you think of people in the Old Testament who prayed toward the temple of the LORD even though they were far away from it? ( Daniel 6:10; Jonah 2:1- 7)
verses 41-44 What is Solomon’s prayer for the foreigner (non- Jew or Gentile)? Solomon knew that God wants all people to be saved. Who got very angry that the court of the Gentiles in the temple was used for a market to sell and exchange money?
verses 47-48 What does Solomon prophecy that would still take place?
Why do you think Solomon ask God for mercy and forgiveness so many times in this prayer?
What makes you feel comfortable asking God for forgiveness?
Read v. 56-60 together as our Closing Prayer.
Homework: Where is God’s temple today? Read this exciting theme of God dwelling with man as he reveals it to us: Acts 7:48; Exodus 25:8; John 1:1,14; 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Revelation 21:3
作业：今天神的圣殿在哪里？读神向我们启示他与人同住的令人鼓舞的主题：使徒行传7:48; 出埃及记25:8; 约翰福音 1:1,14; 2:19-22; 哥林多前书 6:19-20; 启示录21:3