10 Alive Recap

 

Friends,

Next week we take a break from our Moses series to study the book ‘Enough — Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity’ Books are available at the church. Grady will be preaching from the book and we will discussing the chapters Grady preaches on in class.

Sunday we will be watching a short video and then discussing the introduction. It should be a great study.

Sunday we discussed Exodus chapter twenty-five.

1) Why were the Israelites asked to contribute the elements for the tabernacle?

“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.”

Anne noted that contributing allowed the people to be a part of something larger than themselves.

Robyn said that God could have built the tabernacle Himself but He didn’t. He understood that His people needed to be part of His plan. If they were invested in the process they were more likely to participate in worship. Jack added that the same principal applies today. Our church is healthier because many contributed to the construction of the new building. He doubts our church would be in as good a place if only one person had given all the money for construction. There is much to be said for sacrificing for a greater good.

2) What was the purpose of the ark?

“There I will meet with you.”

The people were constructing a place where God would be present and would commune with His people.

How wonderful that because of Christ’s sacrifice we don’t need a tabernacle. We can be in the presence of God at any moment of the day.

3) What was the purpose of the lamp stands?

To light the Holy of Holies. Jesus said “I am the light of the world.” We agreed that we should be all about bringing people to Christ. No one should be excluded and we should not do anything that would make someone feel unwelcome.

Laurie said that to do this we must live lives that show that nothing is more important to us than Jesus.

See you Sunday.

John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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