Speaker: John Moon - This week of Biblical Theology we will trace the story of the expansion of God's dwelling place with man - From Eden to the New Jerusalem. In Genesis 1-2, Eden is the dwelling place of God, and God commissions Adam and Eve to expand the boundaries of that dwelling place to fill the earth (Gen 1:28). While God’s original call seemed to be thwarted by sin in Genesis 3, God continues to establish his dwelling place among the patriarchs until the construction of the tabernacle and temple. After the destruction of Solomon’s temple, the prophets anticipate the coming of a new and expanding temple, and these prophecies begin to be fulfilled in Jesus and the church. The church as the dwelling place of God must expand until one day it fills the entire heaven and earth; the entire cosmos becomes the dwelling place of God. Mission does not begin with the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20, but mission is God’s heartbeat from Genesis 1 until the new heaven and earth become the dwelling place of the Lord God Almighty in Revelation 21-22. This ultimate picture of the whole earth filled with God’s presence fulfills God’s original intention from the sanctuary of Eden.