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May 13th, 2018

God's Instructions for the Tabernacle

May 13, 2018 • Pastor Phil Burggraff • God's Instructions for the Tabernacle -Exodus 25-31

Passage: Exodus 25–31 Theme: God’s Instructions for the Tabernacle Significance of Tabernacle within Exodus: • Bondage under Pharaoh to Dwelling with God • Chapters 25–40: Whom awill God’s people serve? • Purposes: o A vehicle for God’s presence o A place for sacrifices and offerings to be made (chapter 29) o A place where God would meet and speak to his chosen people (25:22; 29:42–43) Significance of Tabernacle within Biblical Theology: • God initiates creation and order • God dwells among his people • God moves with his people Significance of Tabernacle for us today: • John 1:14: Jesus was the tabernacle in flesh • Revelation 21:3, 22: God will dwell without mediation in the midst of his people. • 1 Corinthians 3:16–17; 6:19: We as believers are the dwelling place of God on earth Main Idea: God designs the place to take up residence among his holy people. Application Questions: 1. Reflect on the book of Exodus. Describe how God has chosen to reveal himself (make himself known) from the beginning of Exodus to the end. 2. How does the tabernacle provide access to God yet still keep God separate from his people? 3. Read John 1:9–18: In what ways was Jesus God’s tabernacle? What might Hebrews (especially 8–10) also indicate about Jesus’ present role for us? 4. According to 1 Corinthians 3:16–17 and 6:19, how are we God’s tabernacle today?

March 24, 2109

Acts 8:26-40 • March 24, 2019 • Guest

March 17, 2019

1 Corinthians 12–13 • March 17, 2019 • Pastor Phil Burggraff

Passage: 1 Corinthians 12–13 Theme: Marks of a Holy Spirit-Indwelt Community Conviction: #3: The Holy Spirit creates a new kind of community that reflects Christ to the world. In 1 Corinthians 12–13, Paul provides us with the following marks of a Holy Spirit-Indwelt Community: 1. Speech consisting of confession rather than cursing (12:1–3). 2. Diverse manifestations of the Spirit’s gifts within the unified body of Christ (12:4–31). a. Our church reflects God as his Spirit has uniquely brought this body of believers together (4–11). b. Just like the human body, our church is diversely unified through the work of the Spirit (12–14). c. Diversity: God has placed each different member of this body in its rightful place (15–20). d. Unity: We as individual members cannot function properly without the rest of the members of the body (21–26). e. Conclusion: God has created this body to picture his Son through its diverse members (27–31). 3. Actions done out of love rather than self-interest (13:1–13). a. Without love, my use of my gifts produces nothing (1–3). b. Love acts in the interests of others rather than reacts to please self (4–7). c. Love endures from the present through eternity while the gifts are only for the here and now (8–13). Main Idea: We as a Spirit-indwelt community reflect Christ to the world by the diverse ways that we serve and love rather than promote self. Application Questions: • In what ways is your speech still characterized by life apart from the Spirit? How does your confession that Jesus is Lord affect the way that you speak to and about others? • According to 12:4–26, what indicates diversity within the church? What indicates unity within the church? How can you individually and we as a church promote unity but also diversity? • How does this type of unified yet diverse body reflect Christ to the world (12:27)? • Why is that our actions need to be characterized by love more than any of the Spirit’s giftings (13:1–3 and 8–13)? What does love in action look like according to 13:4–7? How can you live this out in your service within the church?

Kids March 17, 2019

Unit 18 Session 6 • March 17, 2019

Bible Passage: Malachi 1-4 Main Point: Gold told His people to repent and get ready for Jesus Key Passage: Lamentations 3: 22-23 Big Picture Question: Does God keep His promises? Yes, God is always faithful even when we are not. - Be sure to pick up your Big Picture Cards off the chicken wire display in the hallway - Have you done the Weekly Family Activity Idea from the handout given in class?``1`