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As God's new temple, the gathered church expresses God's presence - especially when we act to build each other up in Christ.

Key Points:

  • Meeting God when the church gathers.
  • The church as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
  • Edification and the gathering of the church.
  • The Lord’s Supper at Corinth.
  • Worship in church and in the world.

Quote This:

1 Corinthians 10:31-32 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.Don’t give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God. I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved.

See Also: Theology

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. “We meet God when we meet each other.” Do you agree or disagree, and why?
  3. What is the role that words play when God’s people engage each other corporately?
  4. If the church is now God’s temple, how does this suggest that Christians need to act?
  5. Explain “edification.” How does it occur in the church?
  6. What does the “body” metaphor suggest about Christians’ relationship with each other? With Christ?
  7. Think about the assembly described in 1 Corinthians 14. In what ways are our contemporary assemblies like or unlike that model? In what ways should they be like or unlike that model?
  8. What does 1 Corinthians 10-11 suggest about the meaning and practice of the Lord’s Supper?
  9. What practical applications can you draw from this chapter about how we practice worship when the church gathers?
  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Engaging with God in Worship series.