Living God's Way
Jesus Built the House of God – “I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18)
Jesus built the house of God. David wanted to build God a house, but God said He would build David a house, or dynasty, that would never end (2 Samuel 7:1-17). We know Solomon built a physical house, or temple, for God. But Jesus built the greater spiritual house, or temple, known as the church. The beauty is we are part of the house Christ built. Why should this encourage us? It has to do with durability! Jesus wanted us to be confident that His house wouldn’t be destroyed by even the strongest spiritual forces: "I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18). That’s sturdy isn’t it? If you’re in Christ, you’re part of this house that can’t even be knocked down by hell itself.
Jesus built the house of God. Solomon built a physical house, or temple, but Jesus built the greater spiritual house, or temple: the church.
Table of Contents* Sermon Lessons for The Greater House Jesus Built* Family Worship Guide for Jesus Built the House of God * Sermon Notes for Jesus Built the House of God * Lesson 1: clear teaching about Christ produces obedience.* Lesson 2: Jesus built the true and greater house of God.* Lesson 3: we are part of the house Christ built.* Lesson 4: nothing can destroy what Christ builds.
Sermon Lessons for The Greater House Jesus Built
* Lesson 1: __________ ________________ about Christ produces obedience (John 14:15).* Lesson 2: __________ __________ the true and greater house of God (2 Samuel 7:13, John 2:18-22, Acts 2:33, Zechariah 6:12).* Lesson 3: ____ ______ ________ of the house Christ built (Ephesians 2:19-22, 1 Timothy 3:15, 2 Corinthians 6:16, 1 Peter 2:4, Hebrews 3:1-3).* Lesson 4: Nothing ______ ______________ what Christ builds (Matthew 16:18, Philippians 1:6).
Family Worship Guide for Jesus Built the House of God
* Day 1: Read John 14:15-31 and discuss: what are indicatives in Scripture? What are imperatives in Scripture? Discuss a few of each. How can indicatives produce obedience indirectly? What does the law produce because of our sinful flesh? * Day 2: Read 2 Samuel 7:13, John 2:18-22, Acts 2:33, Zechariah 6:12 and discuss: what was the relationship between the physical temple and Jesus’s physical body? Why would Jesus try to get the Jews to look past the temple to His body? When and how did Jesus build the spiritual house of God? (Hint: look in Acts 2 for the “when”). * Day 3: Read Ephesians 2:19-22, 1 Timothy 3:15, 2 Corinthians 6:16, 1 Peter 2:4, Hebrews 3:1-3 and discuss: why does Jesus receive more glory than Moses? What encouragement can we receive from being part of the spiritual house of God? What does this reveal to you about your salvation?
Sermon Notes for Jesus Built the House of God
The title of this morning’s sermon is, “Jesus Built a Greater House.”
Go ahead and open your Bibles to 2 Samuel 7.
We were in a series called, “Pursuing Wisdom.” We spent quite a bit of time talking about Solomon.
Matthew 12:42 The queen of the South…came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold,