A House of Cedar (part one)

Acts 7:45-50 ~ A House of Cedar (part one)

This week we took a slight detour to explore the question: Whose idea was Solomon’s Temple?! This is the first of two class times we spent digging into the question about whether or not the LORD commanded David and/or Solomon to build the Temple in Jerusalem. We are looking into the possibility that God (1) had no desire of a Temple and (2) permitted it to be built even though it was not part of His perfect plan.  

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Acts 7:45-50 ~ A House of Cedar (part one)

Tabernacle vs. Temple; Tent vs. House of Cedar

* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.

PowerPoint Presentation:

There was no PowerPoint this week. 

Recommended Resources:*

Here are some articles that will be helpful in exploring the position that the Temple was not God’s perfect will:

* Please note: Links to these articles do not equate to endorsement of the author’s theology or point of view. These links are provided as supplemental resources and should be read in conjunction with published commentaries on Acts. 

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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission). She and her husband of 22 years have one son who is in the 11th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and 1w9 on the Enneagram. She enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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