The Tabernacle – Part 8

May 30, 2021

Discussion Questions

The Tabernacle, Part 8

A picture of Jesus – The Altar

Sermon Discussion Questions: May 29 & 30

 

READ: Exodus 27.16-18

 

      1. Why do we tend to find it difficult to come to God on his terms?

      2. What do you find most challenging about the truth that Jesus is the way to God? Have you wrestled with this issue?

      3. Do you know anyone who is trying to get to God without Jesus? What can this look like?

      4. Are you glad that God doesn’t force us into relationship with him?

      5. Have you had a time when God felt far away? Since God is actually always close, what do you think this feeling of separation and distance came from?

      6. Why do we tend to feel the need to clean up before we come to God?

 

PRAY:

Lord, thank you for the tabernacle and for the picture it provides of Christ. Thank you that you are available to us…that Christ made a way, the way to you, despite our sin. 

 

SHARE & PRAY:

Share one thing you need prayer for today…

  • Take time to pray for one person at a time
  • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
  • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….

 

 

The Tabernacle – Part 7

April 11th, 2021

Discussion Questions

 

The Tabernacle: Part 6

a Picture of Jesus – The Altar

Sermon Discussion Questions: February 6 & 7, 2021

 

READ: Exodus 27.1-8

 

WATCH: Video Highlight

  1. In the fifty chapters of the Bible dedicated to the tabernacle, why are so many details and so much precision provided? 

 

  1. Is it surprising to think of the tabernacle’s altar and the sacrifices that took place there as reminders of God’s love and mercy? Why might this be? 

 

  1. What does it mean that Jesus was willing to be the sacrifice (instead of being forced to be the sacrifice) (John 10.17, 18)? 

 

  1. When are you tempted to “grade on a curve” with your sin and compare yourself to others rather than to God’s standards? 

 

  1. When you look at the cross, is it easier to see the seriousness of your sin or the mercy of God toward you? 

 

  1. When we share the Lord’s Supper (communion) and eat and drink in remembrance of Christ, do you tend to reflect more on the pain of Christ’s sacrifice or its purpose? 

 

PRAY:

Lord, thank you for being the ultimate, once-for-all sacrifice for our sin. Thank you for pursuing me, for loving me, for showing mercy and grace to me every day.

 

SHARE & PRAY:

Share one thing you need prayer for today…

  • Take time to pray for one person at a time
  • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
  • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….

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The Tabernacle – Part 6

February 7th, 2021

Discussion Questions

 

The Tabernacle: Part 6

a Picture of Jesus – The Altar

Sermon Discussion Questions: February 6 & 7, 2021

 

READ: Exodus 27.1-8

 

WATCH: Video Highlight

  1. In the fifty chapters of the Bible dedicated to the tabernacle, why are so many details and so much precision provided? 

 

  1. Is it surprising to think of the tabernacle’s altar and the sacrifices that took place there as reminders of God’s love and mercy? Why might this be? 

 

  1. What does it mean that Jesus was willing to be the sacrifice (instead of being forced to be the sacrifice) (John 10.17, 18)? 

 

  1. When are you tempted to “grade on a curve” with your sin and compare yourself to others rather than to God’s standards? 

 

  1. When you look at the cross, is it easier to see the seriousness of your sin or the mercy of God toward you? 

 

  1. When we share the Lord’s Supper (communion) and eat and drink in remembrance of Christ, do you tend to reflect more on the pain of Christ’s sacrifice or its purpose? 

 

PRAY:

Lord, thank you for being the ultimate, once-for-all sacrifice for our sin. Thank you for pursuing me, for loving me, for showing mercy and grace to me every day.

 

SHARE & PRAY:

Share one thing you need prayer for today…

  • Take time to pray for one person at a time
  • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
  • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….

  •  

 

 

The Tabernacle – Part 5

November 22nd, 2020

Discussion Questions

The Tabernacle – Part 5

INTRODUCE: What is your favorite picture of yourself and how does it represent a piece of who you are?

READ: Exodus 30:1-9 and John 17:9-24

WATCH: Sermon Highlight Video 

DISCUSS

  1. From Pastor Doug’s description of the Tabernacle plans, in what ways do you see Jesus? 

  1. In the description given of the Altar of Incense, relate each point that was made to prayer and its importance.

  1. In what way do you see yourself at war with Satan? How do you see yourself being personally attacked, especially through fear and deception?

  1. What is your definition of sanctification? How is the renewing of our minds related to our sanctification process?  Romans 12:1-2

  1. What actions or attitudes do you think practically unite us as believers   How could we, as a church, focus more on those unifying actions and attitudes?

  1. Practically speaking, how can we experience God’s glory and recognize it as that?

SHARE & PRAY

 Share one thing you need prayer for today  

    • Take time to pray for one person at a time
      • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
      • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….

PRAYER

  • Put the names of each person in your Discussion Group into a bowl. Pull a name (other than your own) and commit to praying for them daily this next week in regard to protection, sanctification, unity and the experiencing God’s glory.

 

The Tabernacle – Part 4

September 13th, 2020

Discussion Questions

The Tabernacle – Part 4

Discussion Questions: Sept 12-13

INTRODUCE: When you get to the detailed descriptions of the tabernacle as you read the Bible, are you tempted to skim or skip them? Is this sermon series changing your thinking?

 

READ: Exodus 25:8-9, 31-40

 

WATCH: Video Highlight

 

  1. Did Pastor Doug’s observation that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and the plans for the tabernacle on Mount Sinai surprise you? What do you think this tells us about the importance of both of these messages? 
  2. What do you think it means to walk in darkness?
  3. What do you think it means to walk in light? 
  4. What other “lights” are we tempted to follow? Why is it important to recognize Jesus as the only true light? 
  5. Are you appreciating Jesus or truly following Jesus? 
  6. We are the light of the world…what are some of the implications of this for your day-to-day living? For your work or study? 

 

PRAY:

Lord, help your light shine in me before men, that they may see good words and glorify you, my Father in heaven.

 

SHARE & PRAY:

 Share one thing you need prayer for today  

    • Take time to pray for one person at a time
      • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
      • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….