159: Ye Are the Temple of God (New Testament Lesson 33)

“Ye Are the Temple of God”

What does it mean that we are “the temple of God”? How can the idea of being “not our own” be both positive and negative? This episode explores these issues in the context of 1 Corinthians. Yes, we are our own–but also accountable to something greater.

Natasha and Brandon join the class.

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Class Member Reading: 1 Corinthians 1 – 6

Additional Reading: 1 Corinthians 7–10; Bible Dictionary, “Pauline Epistles: Epistles to the Corinthians,” 743–44.

Scripture Chain: 1 Corinthians 3:16–17; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; Galatians 5:16; 3 Nephi 12:27–30; D&C 42:22; D&C 46:33

You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).



Sunday School
00:00 Intro/Lesson Goals
02:50  How this discussion usually plays out at church
03:57  Podcast business
05:56  Correction to consider: Using the manual more
07:48 Review the reading
36:11 Unity in the church
37:57 “Milk and meat” (use and misuse)
40:52 “Ye are the temple of God”/”Ye are not your own”
Scripture Study
44:01 Return to the reading (including scripture chain)
53:10 Paul’s Corinthian correspondence (reading from Ehrman)
59:34  Jesus on marriage/Paul on not-marriage
Study Notes
01:02:17 The Bible and homosexuality
01:06:29 Our body v. God’s temple
01:07:58 Discussion



Milk before Meat, but Meat! Robert Millett

Natasha’s The Mormon Therapist Blog

Jennifer Finlayson Fife on female sexuality in an LDS context, Mormon Stories

Jennifer Finlayson Fife’s website

The Church’s “Mormons and Gays” website 




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Thanks to Jim Henderson for editing the discussion, and to Marshal McDonald for the bumper music!

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