The Tabernacle (DVD Format) by Shawn Barnard
“But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; …” (2 Chronicles 6:18) and yet God pitched His tent among us (John 1:1-18).
“Everything in Scripture points to and finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ.” –Shawn Barnard.
We often talk about the study of theophany: the manifestation of God that is tangible to the human senses. In its most restrictive sense, it is the visible appearance of God in the Old Testament period, often, but not always, in human form. Some would also include the term “Christophanies” (pre-incarnate appearances of Christ).
In just six sessions, lasting about twenty minutes each, I wish that there were more graphics to show in each of them. I will just touch on “Session 1: Dwell ~ The Tabernacle”: we see that God’s Tabernacle was with Israel in the wilderness, and we see this in the New Testament as well, where God still dwells among His people (Matthew 28:20).
In this study, we are not just looking to see Scripture and find its fulfillment in Jesus Christ; we live a life that reflects the image of Christ to the world. We must remember this—that the world will not initiate a relationship with God because God is the One who initiated first by tearing down the veil to allow those whom He initiates to enter the Holy of Holies before the throne of grace.
As Christians, it is our duty to show the world that God is truly living among His people by preaching the Gospel and make disciples of all nations.
If you are looking for an introductory study on the Tabernacle, this video series is a great start for a small group study. You and your small group will benefit from this as you learn and discover that we are the true tabernacle—the dwelling place of God (Ephesians 2:22).
Session 1: Dwell ~ The Tabernacle
Session 2: Sacrifice ~ The Altar of Burnt Offering
Session 3: Clean ~ The Bronze Laver
Session 4: Illuminate ~ The Lampstand
Session 5: Presence ~ The Table of Bread and the Altar of Incense
Session 6: Separated, Exposed, and Covered ~ The Veil, the Ark, and the Mercy Seat
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