Introducing the Tabernacle

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Exodus 25:1-9
[1] The LORD said to Moses, [2] “Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me. [3] And this is the contribution that you shall receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze, [4] blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, goats’ hair, [5] tanned rams’ skins, goatskins, acacia wood, [6] oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, [7] onyx stones, and stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastpiece. [8] And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. [9] Exactly as I show you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle, and of all its furniture, so you shall make it.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.   How does the tabernacle build on the law in emphasizing relationship? How are you challenged to pursue a closer relationship with the Lord?
2.   How does studying the tabernacle elevate our worship? How have you been tempted to dismiss or overlook it in your Bible reading?
3.   How does this passage show the importance of joyful and worshipful giving? What are some pitfalls to avoid as we give?
4.   How are we encouraged to purposefully use what God has given us? What would it look like practically for you to see everything in your life stamped with the words, “From God”?
5.   How does God describe the function of the tabernacle in v. 8? What does v. 9 teach us about the nature of worship?
6.   How does the tabernacle serve as one big pointer to Christ? How is this seen even in its majestic lowliness?

References: Genesis 17:7-8; Exodus 40:33-34; 35:21-22; 36:5; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Exodus 3:22; 12:35-36; Hebrews 8:5; John 1:14; Hebrews 9:11-12, 24; Philippians 2:6-8.

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