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Do You Know That You Are God's House (1 of 7)
Series: Know Ye Not
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
1. The Honor Enjoyed by a Christian
a) A Building
b) A Body
2. The Habitation Experienced in a Christian
a) A Personal Dwelling
b) A Permanent Dwelling
3. The Holiness Expected of a Christian
a) The Defilement of the Body
b) The Destruction of the Body
1. A phrase that occurs on several occasions in the Bible is ''know ye not.'' The word ''know'' is found 281 times in the New Testament and speaks of understanding or perceiving. It carries the idea of having personal knowledge of a matter. The phrase ''know ye not'' is a question asking us if we understand and are personally acquainted with the truth that is being presented.
2. There is the old saying, ''What you don't know can't hurt you.'' When it comes to Biblical truth what you don't know can hurt you. It can hurt you spiritually. The reason many believers are stunted in their spiritual growth and anemic in their Christian life is because there are blessed realities of the Christian life that have never become a part of their Christian experience. Tragically, many have no knowledge or understanding of these realities.
3. John R. W. Stott said, ''Knowledge is indispensable to Christian life and service. If we do not use the mind that God has given us, we condemn ourselves to spiritual superficiality and cut ourselves off from many of the riches of God's grace. Knowledge is given us to be used, to lead us to higher worship, greater faith, deeper holiness, better service.''
4. There are many great things that God wants His people to know. In this series of studies I want to look at several of the know ye not's of the Bible. In each there is a truth that God wants the believer to know. In the first we see that the believer is a special house for every believer is God's Temple. Paul asks in 1 Corinthians 3:16, ''Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Sp ...
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