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The crown and the King's feet - 1 Kings 8:1-53

This is a sermon by Scott McKay from the morning service on 20th May 2018.

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1 Kings 8 – The Crown and the King’s Feet

Introduction

            Royal Wedding

            Royal Protocol

            Heavenly Royal Protocol

 

If the LORD is going to live amongst us His holiness will be intense (8:1-13)

            The drive up to the temple cries out holiness (v1-5)

 

 

            The priests driven out of the temple cries out holiness (v10-11)

 

 

If the LORD is going to live amongst us then sacrifices must pave the way (8:1-13; 62-66)

 

            Sacrifices on the way up and on the way in (v5, 62-63)

 

 

If the LORD is going to live amongst us then He means to rule (8:1-13)

 

 

If the LORD is going to live amongst us His word must be central (8:1-13)

 

 

If the LORD is going to live amongst us His forgiveness will be required (8:22-61)

 

 

Conclusion

 

Questions: 1a) How would you describe God’s holiness? 1b) How would you evaluate your appreciation of God’s holiness? 1c) What kind of impact should the holiness of God have on you? 2a) What part did sacrifice play in this ceremony? 2b) Why is this so necessary and essential? 2c) How does all this point to and prepare us for Jesus? 3a) As a Christian what does Jesus’ Kingship mean to you? 3b) How does Jesus’ Kingship relate to the words He spoke? 4) Praise the Lord for the forgiveness we freely receive in Jesus.

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