We can stand together for the gospel with or without a conference.
Jesus standing at the door and knocking is not an evangelistic outreach, but a tender picture of his care for the church by calling her to repent of blending in with a godless culture.
The OT equivalent of a zip code map seems irrelevant to modern living. What spiritual benefit should we glean from these lists, if any?
Political drama is not new to the planet. My friend John Newton dealt with his fair share of it, and I have often found encourage in times of political turmoil from a letter he wrote to a fellow pastor in England in 1769.
As you read the Bible it becomes clear that the temple is a big deal. The key to rightly valuing these portions of scripture is seeing why the temple is so central to the story of redemption.