By Michael C. Mack
1. Would you rather go to a home show or take an architecture tour? Why?
Read Ezekiel 43:1-12.
2. What did Ezekiel see? What did he hear?
3. What did God call Ezekiel and the people to do? Why did God provide these specific conditions?
4. Imagine you are Ezekiel. Earlier you saw God’s glory leave the temple (11:23). What emotions would you be feeling as the events in this passage took place?
5. Read 1 Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19. What do these passages reveal about how we should apply Ezekiel’s prophetic vision under the new covenant?
• How do we defile what is holy by bringing what is detestable and worldly into our temples?
• What function does being ashamed of our sins play in helping us repent, confess, and then grow in our intimacy with and faithfulness to God?
6. God promises that when we put away what is unholy from his temple, he will live among us forever. How can we encourage one another to live holy lives?
Michael Mack is the author of 16 small group books and discussion guides. He also leads church training events and consults with churches through his ministry, Small Group Leadership (www.smallgroupleadership.com).