(6-7) The Picture: How would you describe the temple building and its furnishings? What is it supposed to convey about God?
(6, 9) The Promise: What promise does God make to Solomon regarding the temple in 6:11-13 and 9:4-9? How do we see this play out in later history?
(8) The Presence: What happens after the ark is brought into the temple (v10-11)? What does this tell us about God?
Where does God dwell according to v13, 27, & 30? What twin truths does this tell us about God? How should we respond?
(8) The Prayer: What is the repeated request in Solomon’s prayer (v28-53)?
What does this prayer tell us about our nature and our need?
Describe the interplay between God and people as it relates to our hearts (v39-40, 57-58, 61). How should we respond?
(8) The Purpose: What is one important purpose of the temple (v43, 60)? How well did Israel fulfill this purpose? How well do we?
(6, 8) The Preview: How does 8:19 point forward to Jesus and a greater temple (see Ephesians 2:19-22)?
How do 6:11-22 preview a final temple in Revelation 21?