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Jesus, Our True Temple

Jesus, Our True Temple

Nov 18, 2018

Passage: Ezra 10:1-44

Preacher: Allen Duty

Series: Renewed Worship: The Book of Ezra

Category: Sunday Morning

Keywords: ezra, worship

Summary:

This week we will finish our Ezra series with 10:1-44 in a sermon called, "Jesus, Our True Temple." Last week, Ezra learned that the people had sinned against God by marrying foreign women who led them into idolatry. It wasn't their ethnicity, but their religious beliefs, that were the problem. So this week, we'll consider how Ezra and the people deal with the problem - by confessing their sin and walking in repentance by sending these unbelieving women out from the believing community. The whole sad ending is a clear reminder that a new temple, a new teacher, and a "second chance" isn't what Israel (or what we ourselves) really need. We don't need another chance - we need another heart. And Jesus, whose body became the true temple of God through his incarnation, achieved that for us in his life, death, and resurrection. We'll learn that Jesus, the true temple, is the hope of every repentant sinner.