What is it Like when God Walks in His People? (2 Corinthians Chapter 6)

Just added, the next message in our series on 2 Corinthians, preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie:

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 14 to 7 vs 1 – What is it Like when God Walks in His People – JS Gillespie – 10102017

 

2 Corinthians chps 4 to 6

Download or play online mp3 recordings from 2 Corinthians:

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 6 – The Beating Heart of Christianity – JS Gillespie – 02052017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 4 – I Saw Visions of God – JS Gillespie – 06062017

 

2 Corinthians Chp 4 vs 4 The Image of God and the Servant King – JS Gillespie – 13062017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 4 – This is Man – JS Gillespie – 20062017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 4 – Behold your God – JS Gillespie – 27062017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 7 to 18 – Living a Life Deliberately Fatal In the Power of a Death ultimately Victorious – JS Gillespie – 18072017

 

2 Corinthians 4 vs 6 – Desire by Design – Satisfied with the Glory of Christ – JS Gillespie – 09052017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 – A Vessel Broken that the Light might Shine – JS Gillespie – 19022017

 

2 Corinthians 4 vs 10 to 11 – The Back to Front Life of the Christian – JS Gillespie – 29052017

 

2 Corinthians chp 5 vs 1 to 10 – Knowing the Unknowable – The Certainty of Life after Death – J Stewart Gillespie -25072017

 

2 Corinthians chp 5 vs 11 to 21 – Paul in the Psychiatrists Chair – JS Gillespie – 15082017

 

2 Corinthians chp 5 vs 14 to 21 – For Whom did Christ die – Constrained by the Unlimited – JS Gillespie – 22082017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 – Paul on Mount Carmel – Commitment Amidst Compromise – JS Gillespie – 27082017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 1 to 5 – The Servant and His Service – JS Gillespie – 07102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 1 to 3 – Just One Man and God – Standing Firm when I Feel Completely Alone – JS Gillespie – 29082017

2 Corinthians chp 6 – Serving Christ in a Cable Car – JS Gillespie – 03092017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 4 to 7 – The Servant In Patience In Pureness and in Power – JS Gillespie – 05092017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 -Scaling a Mountain from a Swinging Cable Car – JS Gillespie – 16072017

 
2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 4 to 10 – The Shaping of the Servant – JS Gillespie – 08102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 8 to 10 – Broad Horizons for Narrow Minds – JS Gillespie – 26092017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 11 to chp 7 vs 1 – Symphony of Holiness – JS Gillespie – 03102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 14 to 7 vs 1 – What is it Like when God Walks in His People – JS Gillespie – 10102017

 
 

Preached at the 2017 Family Week at Faskally House, Pitlochry :

 

2 Corinthians chp 1 – The Joy of Sorrow

 

2 Corinthians chp 3 – When God Writes a Letter – JS Gillespie

 

2 Corinthians Chp 4 vs 6 – Suffering Sustained by Glory – JS Gillespie – 16102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 1 to 3 – The Servant – A Man Incomprehensible

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 5 to 10 – Sweet and Sour Service – A Place Called Corinth – JS Gillespie – 18102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 8 to 14 – Why Suffering the Purpose Behind it – JS Gillespie – 19102017

 

 

 

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When the World isnt Such a Beautiful Place – Simon Leitch

 

Just added, a new message preached by Mr Simon Leitch from Acts chapters 3 and 4:

 

When the World isnt Such a Beautiful Place – Simon Leitch – 22012017

 

Jesus, a Sinner and a whole load of Hypocrites – John chapter 8

Just added, a new message preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie from John chapter 8:

 

jesus-and-a-sinner-and-a-whole-load-of-hypocrites-john-chp-8-j-stewart-gillespie-23102016

 

Answering a Prayer Never Asked – Luke chapter 18 verses 9 to 14

Just added a new message preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie from Luke chapter 18:

 

Luke chp 18 vs 9 to 14 – Answering a Prayer Never Asked – JS Gillespie – 25102015

Gospel – J Stewart Gillespie 2015

Download or listen online to Gospel messages preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie at the Bridgend Gospel Hall, New Cumnock in 2015:

 

When God gets Lost in the Crowd – Luke chp 2 vs 41 to 52 – JS Gillespie

 

Luke chp 3 vs 1 to 20 – By Water Flame and Spirit – JS Gillespie

 

Luke chp 4 vs 1 to 12 – Jesus – God Without Doubts – JS Gillespie – 22022015

 

Luke chp 4 vs 16 to 37 – Jesus – The Authentic Experience – JS Gillespie – 22032015

 

Easter – 3 Bad Reasons for Unbelief – Luke Chp 24 – JS Gillespie – 05042015

 

Luke chp 6 vs 6 to 11 – Withered Hands and Wounded Spirits – JS Gillespie – 19042015

 

Luke chp 7 vs 1 to 10 – Great Changes for Hopeless Cases – J Stewart Gillespie – 03052015

 

Luke chp 8 – A Mission, A Mess and a Miracle – JS Gillespie – 24052015

 

Luke chp 8 vs 40 to 56 – Finding Christ when we need Him Most – J Stewart Gillespie -07062015

 

Whats so Wonderful about Jesus – Luke chp 9 – J Stewart Gillespie – 21062015

 

Luke Chp 10 vs 17 to 37 – The Parable of the Good Samaritan – JS Gillespie – 26072015

 

Luke chp 11 – Our Father which Art in Heaven – J Stewart Gillespie – 02082015


Luke chp 13 vs 22 to 30 – On the Other Side of the Door – J Stewart Gillespie – 16082015

 

Luke chp 15 vs 1 to 7 – The Sheep The Shepherd and the Sinner on His Shoulders – J Stewart Gillespie – 06092015

 

Luke Chp 15 – I Never Realised I was so Lost – The Prodigal Son meets Reality – JS Gillespie – 200092015.mp3

 

Luke chp 16 vs 19 to 31 – Two Men Two Destinies Too Late – J Stewart Gillespie – 05102015

 

Luke chp 18 vs 9 to 14 – Answering a Prayer Never Asked – JS Gillespie – 25102015

 

Zacchaeus – Everything he Ever Wanted but Nothing he Really Needed – Luke chp 19 – JS Gillespie – 01112015


Luke chp 20 vs 9 to 19 – When Men Declared War on God – J Stewart Gillespie – 15112015

 

Irrepressible Doubts – Luke chapter 20 – Dr J Stewart Gillespie.mp3

 

Christmas – The Gift of God – Luke chps 1 and 2 – JS Gillespie – 20122015

 
 

Gospel 2015

Download or listen online to Gospel messages preached in 2015:

 

A New Self for a New Year – Robert Gray – 04012015

 Outline notes available for this message

 

When God gets Lost in the Crowd – Luke chp 2 vs 41 to 52 – JS Gillespie

 

Luke chp 3 vs 1 to 20 – By Water Flame and Spirit – JS Gillespie

 

One Celebrity Too Many – Luke chapter 4 – Tom Grayston

 

Luke chp 4 vs 1 to 12 – Jesus – God Without Doubts – JS Gillespie – 22022015

 

Luke chp 4 vs 16 to 37 – Jesus – The Authentic Experience – JS Gillespie – 22032015

 

Easter – 3 Bad Reasons for Unbelief – Luke Chp 24 – JS Gillespie – 05042015

 

Mark chp 11 vs 11 to 26 – Fruitful Prayers and Problem Figs – Craig Mackie – 12042015

 

Luke chp 6 vs 6 to 11 – Withered Hands and Wounded Spirits – JS Gillespie – 19042015

 

What Jesus Said to a Man who was Searching – John chp 3 – Robert Gray – 26042015

 

Luke chp 7 vs 1 to 10 – Great Changes for Hopeless Cases – J Stewart Gillespie – 03052015

 

Luke chp 14 – Wasted for Christ – Craig Mackie – 17052015

 

Luke chp 8 – A Mission, A Mess and a Miracle – JS Gillespie – 24052015

 

Gospel – Robert Gray

 

 

Luke chp 8 vs 40 to 56 – Finding Christ when we need Him Most – J Stewart Gillespie -07062015

 

 

Only a Few Hours Left with Jesus – Mark Chp 14 – Craig Mackie

 

Whats so Wonderful about Jesus – Luke chp 9 – J Stewart Gillespie – 21062015

 

Isaiah 45 vs 21 – A Just God and a Saviour – Robert Gray – 28062015

 

The Writings on the Wall – Bill Stevely

 

Rescued Redeemed and Reconciled – Colossians chp 1 – Craig Mackie – 19072015

 

Luke Chp 10 vs 17 to 37 – The Parable of the Good Samaritan – JS Gillespie – 26072015

 

Luke chp 11 – Our Father which Art in Heaven – J Stewart Gillespie – 02082015


Luke chp 13 vs 22 to 30 – On the Other Side of the Door – J Stewart Gillespie – 16082015

 

Dead Certain and Certain Death – William Clark

 

Luke chp 15 vs 1 to 7 – The Sheep The Shepherd and the Sinner on His Shoulders – J Stewart Gillespie – 06092015

 

Luke Chp 15 – I Never Realised I was so Lost – The Prodigal Son meets Reality – JS Gillespie – 200092015.mp3

 

Saved – Gordon Armstrong

 

Luke chp 16 vs 19 to 31 – Two Men Two Destinies Too Late – J Stewart Gillespie – 05102015

 

The Most High God – Robert Gray

 

Luke chp 18 vs 9 to 14 – Answering a Prayer Never Asked – JS Gillespie – 25102015

 

Zacchaeus – Everything he Ever Wanted but Nothing he Really Needed – Luke chp 19 – JS Gillespie – 01112015

 

Prophesies Promises and the Person of Christ – Craig Mackie

 

Luke chp 20 vs 9 to 19 – When Men Declared War on God – J Stewart Gillespie – 15112015

 

Delighted with Jesus – Matthew chp 4 – Craig Mackie – 22112015

 

Passing by on the Road of Life – David Dunn – 29112015

 

Irrepressible Doubts – Luke chapter 20 – Dr J Stewart Gillespie.mp3

 

Christmas – The Gift of God – Luke chps 1 and 2 – JS Gillespie – 20122015

 

Out with the Old and In with the New – Don Stewart – Mark chp 2 – 27122015

 
 

Meeting God in His Temple – 1 Corinthians Chapter 3 verse 16

Just added, a new message preached from 1 Corinthians chapter 3 verse 16:

1 Corinthians chp 3 vs 16 – Meeting God in His Temple

Notes from this message:

1. Picture of a Building (v9)

The Builders (v9)
The Building (v9, 16)
The Building Materials (v12)

2. Place in the Building Programme (v9)

“we are labourers together with God”
Just labourers! Ours is not the role of the ‘architect’ (v10); ours is just to obey the simple instructions to perform the labour’s.
We don’t have the overall plan or drawings, just to obey and to act in faith.

3. Person on whom the Building is founded (v11)

This building must be built consistent with the foundations therefore:

Jesus Christ is “the truth” (John 14:6) – Therefore there is no room for error nor lies; “44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:for he is a liar, and the father of it. ” (John 8:44)

“God is Spirit” – all that is founded on Christ must be spiritual, materialism has no place (cf. 1 Corinthians chp 6).

“Holy, harmless, undefiled” – no room for sin on this foundation (cf. 1 Corinthians chps 5 to 10)!

4. Principles of Building

‘Gold’ – Righteousness
‘Silver’ – Redemption
‘Precious Stones’ – Wisdom

With so much care and concern going into this building, what is the purpose of it?

5. Purpose of the Building (v16)

Is it self evident?
Sometimes the more self evident the question the more surprising the answer!
Not going to Dwell on what the temple is not, but by considering what it is we may well be lead to acknowledge what it is not:

It is not:
A social organisation
A welfare organisation
A political organisation
An entertainment

I mention briefly what it is not because sometimes the church, the temple becomes modified in order to focus it’s vision / purpose on what it is not.

5. The Purpose of the Building:

The Pattern of the Tabernacle
The Paradox of the Temple
Present Reality of the Church
Purpose fulfilled in Revelation

Pattern of the Tabernacle

“let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them” (Exodus 29:45-46)

Paradox of the Temple

“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee how much less this house that I have built? ” (1 Kings 8:27)

Present and Personal Reality in the Church

” where 2 or 3 are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them” (Matt 18:20)
“I will declare thy name unto my brother in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee” (Heb 2:12)
“God is in you of a truth” (1 Co14:25)

Purpose Fulfilled in Revelation
Revelation 21:1-4
The Temple of God is primarily for God to Dwell (3:16)
A truth it would seem easily forgotten (3:16) : “know ye not”
It ought not to have been forgotten
It was the big lesson
How easily we forget
The Temple was for the Presence of God and not for the profit of men; “a house of merchandise”
The Sabbath was for Man and not man for the Sabbath
God looks not on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart.
They had forgotten that they were the temple of God.

If God is present amongst us what should we find?
How about: God?
Evidence of the presence of God?
There is little point in claiming where 2 or 3 are gathered together in my name here am I in the midst of them, if there isn’t the slightest evidence of it!
What evidence ought I to be able to see?

1. God reflected in His people
2. God revealed in His Word
3. God realised in prayer

We ought to be touched by and able to see the reality of those symbols:

Gold – Righteousness – seen practically amongst His people. More than just an outward form of Righteousness, more than just a ticking of the box righteousness, more than the righteousness of the Pharisee (Matthew chapter 23), none of the sin of chapters 5 to 10!

Silver – People transformed by Redemption – Reflection of Christ; “if any man be in Christ he is a new creation. ‘ Ought to be the evidence of a people who have left Egypt, sin and slavery behind and who have a higher agenda, a people heading to the promised land, people with vision and with Glory, people saved and redeemed and in dwelt by the Spirit of God and marked by the fruit of Gods Spirit. There ought to be the tangible evidence of people in dwelt by the Spirit of God: Galatians 5:22 22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:against such there is no law.” A tangible sense of this is possible.

Precious Stones – a different way of thinking? There ought to be evidence of the wisdom of Christ in our thinking, and of the mind of Christ in us (1 Corinthians 2:16). There ought to be evidence of a people living with an eye on eternity (3:13ff). Living and labouring not just for the here and now but for the future and forever.

God Revealed in His Word

If the temple existed primarily for the presence of God, then the practical benefit of that presence for God’s people lay in the provision of God for His people which flowed from that presence.
The temple and tabernacle contained the symbols of that provision:

Lamp – to give light for the way
Loaf – to sustain and feed His people
Priest – with his intercessor ministry for the people, who would bear the care of Gods people on his breastplate of judgment and carry their names on his shoulder.

The temple was a place where as a consequence of Gods presence with them, the needs of Gods people were met. This was not the primary purpose of course of the temple or the tabernacle but it was an inevitable consequence of having Gods presence amongst them. The primary purpose in bringing Gods people out of Egypt was not that God might give them bread from heaven but that they might ‘worship Me.’
It would be very strange if the NT temple for the Living God had less of a provision for God’s people than the OT tent!

Wherever we find the presence of God in the OT, His Presence has a purpose, He is present to:

Receive Worship
Reveal Himself

Bethel – Genesis 28:11ff – The House of God; God is present and God reveals His purpose and communicates to Jacob, on this occasion by means of a dream (Gen 28:12); and with a predictive word of prophecy (28:13-15).

Mount Since – Exodus 4:27 – The Mountain of God (Ex 19:3ff,9,19;20:1ff) – God speaks.

Tabernacle (Ex40:34ff) – God spoke; “The Lord called unto Moses and spoke unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation saying…” (Lev 1:1). God speaks from this tabernacle at times with devastating consequences (Number 16:20ff) – Korah, Dathan and Abiram. God revealed His mind from the tabernacle (Number 27:21).

Temple – 1 Kings 9:1ff – The Lord appears to Solomon the second time and “The Lord said unto him…”

So too then the expectation for God to Speak and to reveal Himself to His people in this new spiritual Temple at Corinth. Not just to keep alive and to repeat what we believe to be true but to have real living communication from God Himself (1 Co 14:23-25).

Reality of Prayer

The dominant theme in the dedication of the temple of Solomon: 1 Kings 8:29-30, 33, 35, 42, 44-45, 48-49; 8:54.

Gospel – J Stewart Gillespie 2011

mp3 recordings of Gospel messages preached by J Stewart Gillespie in 2011

Through the Gate Called Beautiful – Acts 3 – Stewart Gillespie – 02012011

Romans chapter 11 verse 25 – When Ignorance is not Bliss – J Stewart Gillespie – 06022011

Mark Chapter 1 – Christ at Sunset – J Stewart Gillespie – 20022011

Christ at Twilight – Mark chp 4 vs 35 to 41 – J Stewart Gillespie – 06032011

Mark Chapter 9 verses 14 to 29 – Finding Christ in Failure – J S Gillespie – 03042011

Mark chapter 10 – 10 minutes with God – Religion in Crises – J S Gillespie – 30042011

Hebrews Chapter 3 – What have I learned about God – J Stewart Gillespie – 05062011

Romans chapter 15 verses 1 to 13 – There is Hope – J Stewart Gillespie – 19062011

Hebrews chapter 2 verse 9 – But We See Jesus – J S Gillespie – 04072011

Romans chapter 15 verse 14 – The Change God Makes – J S Gillespie – 07082011

Hebrews chapter 1 verses 1 to 3 – What is God Like – JS Gillespie – 04092011

Acts chp 2 – The Gospel off to a Great Start – JS Gillespie – 02102011

Romans Chapter 16 verse 27 – Amen – JS Gillespie – 16102011

3 Restless Nights – J Stewart Gillespie – 30102011

nchrist.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Hebrews-Chp-1-vs-1-to-3-The-Secret-of-Salvation-JS-Gillespie-20112011.mp3″>Hebrews Chapter 1 verses 1 to 3 – The Secret of Salvation – JS Gillespie – 20112011