Session 2--lesson 9
The Dwelling of God 神的居所
English Conversation 英语对话
Mary: Congratulations on your graduation from high school!
Peggy: Thank you. I thought I would feel happier about it than I do.
Mary: What’s going on to make you feel so sober?
Peggy: Even if I have a successful career it all ends when we die.
Mary: Did you know that you are the temple of God?
Peggy: I am!? What does that mean?
Mary: It means the Holy Spirit lives in you, like God lived in the temple in the Old Testament.
Peggy: So the people around me can see and hear of his love from me!
Mary: Yes! And that can mean the eternal salvation of other people!
Peggy: Wow! My life is precious and important to God and others! Praise God!
玛丽: 哦！我的生命对于神和别人来说这么宝贵，这么重要！ 赞美神
Opening Prayer : Psalm 84
Memory verse: Revelation 21:3
The tabernacle and temple of the Old Testament were a shadow or a hint of the reality of God living with us in a closer way was yet to come! Think of threads in a piece of fabric that run from one end to the other. There are threads in the Bible of themes that start at creation and end in heaven! One of these themes is the tabernacle and temple and the truth of God living with us.
Stephen talks about the temple in the Old Testament and then connects it to the temple in heaven!
Read Acts 7:48 阅读使徒行传7:48
What do you think it was like for Adam and Eve to live with God before sin came into the world?
After sin came into the world God showed us that our sin separated us from him. But because he loves us he still wanted to be with us.
The Old Testament Tabernacle/Temple 旧约会幕/圣殿
Read: Exodus 25:8 阅读：出埃及记25:8
What was the purpose of the tabernacle?
What were some of the activities that happened at the tabernacle and temple?
When Jesus came we see that God lived with his people in a much more personal way!
The Tabernacle When Jesus Came to the Earth
Read: John 1:1,14; 2:19-22 阅读：约翰福音1:1,14; 2:19-22
Where did God say he lived or tabernacled with his people in these verses?
Tell your favorite story of Jesus’ life on this earth. For example: Jesus asking Zacchaeus
The Temple today! 今天的圣殿！
Read: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; John 14:19-20阅读：哥林多前书6:19-20; 约翰福音 14:19-20
Where is the temple today!??
You are God’s temple on this earth!
How should you treat your body because it is his temple?
Think of what the temple was used for in the Old Testament. The word of God was read and taught at the temple. The sins of the people were declared forgiven.
What can you do to be the temple of God for other people around you?
Heaven the Temple of God
Read: Revelation 21:3 阅读：启示录21:3
Where is the temple yet to come?!
What will it be like to live with God face to face some day?!
Closing Prayer: Thank you Jesus for living with me and in me! It is so wonderful that you have made me your temple. Help me every day to remember that other people see you Jesus through my words and actions. Please come into the hearts of those that do not believe in you yet so they can share in the joy of living with you in heaven forever! Amen.
Homework: Acts 7:51-53; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Matthew 27:11-56
家庭作业：使徒行传7:51-53; 以赛亚书52:13-53:12; 马太福音 27:11-56