The Temple of the LORD

Sermon by Vicar Chris Tiews, 08/16/2009

““Do not trust in these deceptive words: ‘This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.’

For … if you do not go after other gods to your own harm…

Then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your fathers forever” (Jer 7:4-7).


Jerusalem, Province of Judea, Herod’s Temple–Late September, Anno Domini 70.

Shortly before sundown, the tables were turned and the hunted—the Jewish rebels—became the hunters—of Roman soldiers.

But the Jewish counterattack was short-lived because the Roman attackers has drawn up fresh forces and were now marshaling their strength.

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