Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit makes its home in you?
1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit that is within you, which you have received from God? Besides, you are not your own;
2 Corinthians 6:16
What bargain can a temple of God make with idols? For we are a temple of the living God, just as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, And I will be their God and they will be my people."
You are built upon the apostles and prophets as your foundation, and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone.
but Christ's faithfulness was that of a son set over the house of God. And we are that house, if we keep up our courage and our triumphant hope to the very end.
I will make him who is victorious a pillar in the temple of my God; he shall never go out of it again. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God??he new Jerusalem, which is to come down out of heaven from my God??nd my new name.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are the chosen race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, his own people, so that you may declare the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his wonderful light;
he has made us a kingdom of priests for his God and Father??o him be glory and power forever. Amen.
and have made them a kingdom of priests for our God, and they are to reign over the earth."
Blessed and holy is the man who experiences the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them; they will be priests of God and the Christ, and reign with him for the thousand years.
You worship something you know nothing about; we know what we worship, for salvation comes from the Jews.
I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by this mercy of God, to offer your bodies in a living sacrifice that will be holy and acceptable to God; that is your rational worship.
Even if my life is to be poured out as a libation as you offer your faith in a service of sacrifice to God, I am glad to have it so, and I congratulate you upon it,
You have paid me in full, and more too. I am fully supplied with what I have received from you through Epaphroditus. It is like fragrant incense, just such a sacrifice as God welcomes and approves.
In his name let us continually offer praise as our sacrifice to God??he utterance of lips that glorify God's name.
But I tell you, there is something greater than the Temple here!