Summary: Presenting Jesus in a Dry and Thirsty Land
DOING OUR PART
PRESENTING JESUS IN A DRY AND THIRSTY LAND
EX. 31 VS 1-11
Exodus 31:1-11 (NKJV)
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
2 "See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
3 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4 to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze,
5 in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.
6 And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all who are gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you:
7 the tabernacle of meeting, the ark of the Testimony and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the furniture of the tabernacle--
8 the table and its utensils, the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense,
9 the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base--
10 the garments of ministry, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests,
11 and the anointing oil and sweet incense for the holy place. According to all that I have commanded you they shall do."
**AFTER RESCUING THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FROM EGYPT, GOD HAD GREAT PLANS FOR THEM AS A WHOLE, AND THE MAIN PLAN WAS TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH THEM AND TO PREPARE THEM TO SHARE REDEMPTION WITH OTHERS AS WELL**
***NO ONE CAN DO EVERYTHING, BUT EVERYONE CAN DO SOMETHING!!
1. THOSE WHO ACTED- THE ONES WHO FINANCE AND SACRIFICE FOR THE MINISTRY:
Exodus 35:4-5 (NKJV)
4 And Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying:
5 'Take from among you an offering to the LORD. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as an offering to the LORD: gold, silver, and bronze;
Exodus 35:20-24 (NKJV)
20 And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.
21 Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.
22 They came, both men and women, as many as had a willing heart, and brought earrings and nose rings, rings and necklaces, all jewelry of gold, that is, every man who made an offering of gold to the LORD.
23 And every man, with whom was found blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen, and goats' hair, red skins of rams, and badger skins, brought them.
24 Everyone who offered an offering of silver or bronze brought the LORD'S offering. And everyone with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it.
Exodus 35:29 (NKJV)
29 The children of Israel brought a freewill offering to the LORD, all the men and women whose hearts were willing to bring material for all kinds of work which the LORD, by the hand of Moses, had commanded to be done.
Exodus 36:4-6 (NKJV)