A Study of the Tabernacle and How It
Points Us to Jesus
And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst.
– Exodus 25:8
Why study this ancient tent? What does knowing the Tabernacle have to do with our faith on this side of the cross? Everything. From Creation, God’s desire was to dwell in the midst of His people. When sin entered the world, we were thrust from His dwelling place for our own protection. Unholy cannot stand in the presence of holy and live. But God had a plan.
In the middle of the wilderness, God gives Moses a way for God Himself to dwell in the midst of His people: the Tabernacle. He gives specific instructions and commands Moses to make everything exactly as God has shown him. This tent is not merely ritual or history or good information. It’s essential to understanding our salvation. Our detailed and deliberate God gave us the Tabernacle because one day, He would give us Jesus.
This 8-week study traces the steps through the Tabernacle. It’s not ritual; it’s a doorway. It’s an invitation into a relationship with our Holy God. Join us as we discover God’s plan for salvation and relationship through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Tabernacle that enables us to dwell in the midst of the presence of God and for His presence to dwell in our midst. Every day.
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Ratings and Reviews
The symbolism is so amazing and beautiful. I am so glad I went through this study. I know anytime I spend in God’s Word is not wasted, and this study was no exception. God is intentional and this study helped me see that. To see that there was a specific reason behind each instruction and item is encouraging. It gives us a glimpse of His care and attention to details. Inductive Bible study is still new to me but I love that God is as the center of it. I can see the way I approached Bible study in the past was self-centered. God centered is so much better!
– Sara. A
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
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