Week of April 4, 2011
#1 – Encourage your group to read this week's text: I Corinthians 3:16+17
#2 – Encourage each group member to review this past week's sermon. If they did not attend, have them listen/watch online
#3 – This week's title: "Jesus, the Destroyer"
#4 – Outline/Description
Scripture says that we are God's temple and if anyone destroys that temple God will destroy him. First, this is not speaking of God destroying us. He is not out to get us but wants to help us through life.
Both of the words "destroy" in this passage are the same root word. God is essentially saying that he will destroy what is destroying us, his temple. Jesus walked the earth in the example of what this Scripture means overturning the money changers tables in the temple, cursing the fig tree and making the statement that he would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days. These were all acts of love to purge, unburden and destroy things that will harm us. He removes those things because we are his holy temple.
#5 – Questions