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3 “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:19–22, ESV)

4 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 1. The Cornerstone “…‘Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”” (1 Pet. 2:6, NKJV)

5 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 1. The Cornerstone “ as it is written, ‘Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.’” (Rom. 9:33, ESV)

6 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 1. The Cornerstone “ therefore thus says the Lord G OD, ‘Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: Whoever believes will not be in haste. And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plumb line; and hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and waters will overwhelm the shelter.” ” (Isa. 28:16–17, ESV)

7 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 1. The Cornerstone “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder…to order it and establish it with judgment and justice…” (Isa. 9:6-7, NKJV)

8 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 1. The Cornerstone “ …Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. ” (Eph. 2:20–22, NKJV)

9 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 2. The Foundation “ When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. ” (1 Cor. 2:1–2, NIV)

10 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 2. The Foundation “ For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. ” (Rom. 1:16, ESV)

11 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 3. The Stones “ you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ” (1 Peter 2:5, ESV)

12 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 3. The Stones “ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! ” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV)

13 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 3. The Stones “ I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. ” (Romans 12:1, ESV)

14 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 3. The Stones “ Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. ” (Heb. 13:15, NKJV)

15 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 3. The Stones “ …do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. ” (Hebrews 13:16, NKJV)

16 T HE C OMPONENTS OF THE T EMPLE 3. The Stones “ …serving as a priest of God’s good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. ” (Rom. 15:16, HCSB)

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