FROM DELIVERANCE TO GLORY
The Tabernacle In The Wilderness – Exodus 25:1-9
Remembering now that Moses is on the Mount receiving the writings from God; we find God beginning to lay down the polity of their worship of Himself. The tabernacle was a representation of His presence with them. It is holy and sacred. As the tabernacle was in the midst of the camps of Israel; so too is Christ in the midst of His people.
A. W. Pink wrote, “The tabernacle has no fewer than three meanings. In the first place, the tabernacle is a type, a visible illustration, of that heavenly place in which God has His dwelling. In the second place, the tabernacle is a type of Jesus Christ, who is the meeting-place between God and man. And, in the third place, the tabernacle is a type of Christ in the Church –of the communion of Jesus with all believers” quoting Adolph Saphir.
I. GOD CALLS FOR AN OFFERING FROM THE PEOPLE (vv. 1-2).
II. GOD DESCRIBES THE OFFERING HE WILL EXCEPT FROM THE PEOPLE (vv. 3- 7).
III. GOD TELLS MOSES THE PURPOSE FOR THE OFFERING; AND THAT HE HAS THE PLAN (vv. 8-9).
Study Questions –
1. When it comes to God’s ______________ He expects His people to give with ________________ hearts. (vv. 1-2).
2. When we look at the ___________________ we can see God’s heart to _________________ among His people.
3. The tabernacle was ___________________ by God in ____________________.
4. Notice that before God gives the __________________; He presents Moses with the need of the ________________ .
5. Why would God require an offering? Discuss.
6. ____________________ within Scriptures are _____________________, and shadows have ___________________.
-Tim A. Blankenship
1. offering, willing; 2. tabernacle, dwell; 3. designed, Heaven; 4. pattern, materials; 5. Discussion; 6. Typology, shadows, substance.