Contributed on Mar 2, 2009
The first thing an Israelite could see, when facing the tabernacle, was this vast fence that surrounded the courtyard. Why was it there, and what can it teach us about our faith?
OPEN: There are all kinds of doors in this world. There are doors on this church building. Doors at the entrance to the Mall. There are garage doors, house doors, bathroom doors, closet doors. There are wooden doors, glass doors, plastic doors and there are hollow as well as solid ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2009
Scripture says all Christians are priests. How does understanding the Old Testament priesthood help us be better servants of God?
OPEN: An old lady had always wanted to travel abroad. Now that she was getting on in years, she thought she would really like to do so before she died. But until now, she’d never even been out of the country. So she began by going in person to the Passport Office and asking how long it would take ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2009
Exodus tells us the Altar of Sacrifice was made of wood. But wouldn’t that burn up? Find out why it didn’t... and why this was one of only two wooden altars ever known to man.
OPEN: A few years ago, USA Today conducted a survey and asked Americans in the top 1% income bracket how much they would be willing to spend on three intangible items: Great intellect, true love, and a place in heaven. They found that the super wealthy would be willing to spend an average of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2009
The Old Testament Law was very strict about how the people of Israel were to clease themselves... but the bronze laver was only used by the priests. What can that mean for Christians today?
OPEN: Years ago I went to the a seminar for preachers put on by a local hospital. In part, the seminar was an attempt on their part to show appreciation for our ministry to their patients. But they also went over various items that would make our ministry more effective. Amongst the topics they ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2009
The "Holy Place" was the ultimate place of worship for Old Testament Priests. What was it about the furniture in this room that God wanted to teach us?
OPEN: One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out bible. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2009
What was God was trying to communicate to us by how He had the Tabernacle laid out? (This sermon gives an "overview" of the entire tabernacle).
OPEN: A couple of years ago, I visited a placed called “Colonial Williamsburg” in Virginia. It’s a famous town which has restored buildings from the 1700’s. There are shops there, a couple of restaurants, the governor’s mansion… and there is an Episcopalian Church building – constructed in 1715 ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2009
The Ark was the center of the worship at the Tabernacle. What made it so important, and what does it teach us about what Jesus did for us?
OPEN: A black Methodist preacher, was sent to a formerly all white church in Cincinnati, Ohio. His daughter, Leontine Kelly remembered it was the most magnificent church she had ever seen. • It was a Gothic structure with beautiful polished wood. • It had a beautiful crystal chandelier. ...read more