Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “True Temple and Righteous Judge”  John 10:22-42

Jesus is the true Temple, the One to whom the Temple in Jerusalem pointed, and He boldly proclaimed that He would raise it again in three days after it was “destroyed” (Jn. 2:19-22). A body (temple) was prepared for the Son of God (Heb. 10:5) and His vocation was to “lay it down” (Jn. 10:17). And like the Feast of Dedication which celebrated the cleansing of the Temple after being desecrated, Jesus was sanctified to take on sin in His body (2 Cor. 5:21) for our redemption. But unlike the Temple in Jerusalem which again became corrupted, obsolete, and destroyed, Jesus rose as the Temple in which His people find peace, security, life, and glory forevermore.

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