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?
May 13th, 2018
God's Instructions for the Tabernacle
May 13, 2018 • Pastor Phil Burggraff • God's Instructions for the Tabernacle -Exodus 25-31
August 19, 2018
1 Peter 2: 18-25 • August 19, 2018 • Pastor Josh Kee
Passage: 1 Peter 2:18-25 Title: The Christian’s Response to Mistreatment Summary: How we respond to mistreatment reveals a lot about our faith in Christ. This week we will look at Peter’s exhortation for the exiled believers to endure mistreatment with faith, because of the example of Christ. Outline: I. Peter’s Exhortation to Endure Mistreatment (2:18-20) II. Christ’s Example as the Suffering Servant (2:21-23) III. The Christian’s True Freedom (2:24-25) Discussion Q’s: 1. How do you generally respond to mistreatment? 2. Read Isaiah 53. How does Isaiah describe Jesus? Write down or circle the words that describe his treatment. 3. How does Jesus mentor us in suffering? 4. Think for a moment and be honest...Do you think you deserve to be treated better than Jesus was? What would it look like for you to follow the footprints of Jesus in your suffering/ mistreatment? 5. How do you benefit from Christ’s suffering? 6. What situations are you currently in that require a shift in your perspective on suffering? 7. If the Christian calling is truly into suffering of some kind, is Christ worth following to you?
July 29, 2018
A Giant Staircase to Heaven • July 29, 2018
MAIN IDEA: Sprouts: I need a rescuer. Saplings: I need God to rescue me from sin. MEMORY VERSE: Sprouts: Gen. 1:1 – In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth Saplings: Gen. 6:5 – The LORD saw that the human heart was only evil Q5: What else did God create? A5: God created all things and all his creation was very good.