The Temple was where God chose to meet with and dwell amongst his people. It was also the place where God’s judgement against sin and idolatry could be dealt with. It was also the location in which Israel stood between God and the world (as mediators). It was also the only place where the nations could come and encounter God and his love. But, have you ever thought of the Garden of Eden in such terms? 

Paul Douglas preaching on Genesis 1-2 and bringing it to bear on our lives and our mission as disciples of Christ, on the 17th of January, 2016.