We Are the Temple

March 9th, 2018 by

Dear Friends,

Some of you asked for the slides from the last Sunday’s sermon, so here they are.  For some reason you can click through them a lot faster than I did at the service.  Perhaps it’s because you don’t have to say, “Click” for each one, and/or because I have abbreviated the stories a good bit?

As we are the Temple, this is part of who we are in Christ, how our heavenly Father sees us, and what the Holy Spirit wants to do in us and through us.  Enjoy.

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Right before the verse where these slides begin, v.8, “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them,”  the Lord says to Moses:  “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from each man whose heart prompts him to give.  These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze;  …  Ex. 25:2-3 

And Jesus says to us… Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.   Luke 12:33-34  

I bring this up because the offering that was brought for the Temple of New Covenant last month was just a bit more than half of what was budgeted. We pray it’s an anomaly. For example, January was almost on budget.  Thank you for your support and helping build his temple here.

Blessings to you all,

About this author:

Carl Buffington

Carl Buffington, Rector My ministry at New Covenant began in 1993. Barbara, my wife, and our 3 children moved here from Evergreen, CO, high and dry to low and wet, quite a change. I was brought up in the northeast, a suburb of New York, and Barbara grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia. We met while I was attending The Philadelphia Divinity School in West Philadelphia where I received an M.Div. degree in 1972, and I was ordained a deacon and priest in the same year. I went to seminary directly from college. I earned an A.B. degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. For 5 years of my ministry I was a traveling evangelist, sharing the story of our Lord and his presence and power in a different church every weekend. What I have always loved about New Covenant is the blending of the charismatic, the evangelical, and the sacramental aspects of the Faith. And what still gets me up in the morning is seeing people change, seeing people encounter the living Lord. I just love to see hearts changed by the Holy Spirit. Education: BA from the College of William & Mary 1969 MA in Divinity from the Philadelphia Divinity School 1972 Ordination: Ordained in the Diocese of CT – Deacon and Priest 1972 Ordained and Consecrated a Bishop, Emissary to Boga Diocese, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 2015

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