A Worthy Home

While God has no need for a house built by human hands, the temple served as a central place of worship where God’s people could praise God, offer sacrifices and pray together. In part 9 of Chronicles: God’s Mercy and Faithfulness Overcomes, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 2 Chronicles 2-5.

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Study Notes

Understanding the Text

Preparing to Build the Temple (2:1-18)

Building the Temple (3:1 – 5:1)

Moving the Ark of the Covenant into the Temple (5:2-14)

A Closer Look at the Temple

Purposes of the Temple

  • Symbol of God’s Presence
  • Symbol of God’s Holiness
  • Symbol of God’s Covenant Faithfulness
  • Place for Corporate Worship
  • Pointed to the Messiah

A Place of Corporate Worship

  • Forgiveness
  • Cleansing
  • Sacrificial Offering
  • Praise
  • Prayer

Applying the Text

  • Do you need forgiveness and cleansing?
  • Do you want to offer yourself as a living sacrifice to God?
  • Do you want to praise God for who He is and what He has done for you?
  • Do you need prayer?