Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of Feb. 14-February 20

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

God's Tabernacle

Describe the most beautiful church you’ve ever been in.


God had led the Israelites from Egypt to Mount Sinai, where He told Moses to come up on the mountain to receive instructions about how the people were to live. While Moses was on the mountain (just before the golden calf incident), God gave Moses instructions on how the people were to build a tabernacle, a place where God would come to dwell among them. He began by telling Moses to take a free-will offering from the people. The people were to give from their heart—gold and silver, wood, oil, precious stones, and more—to build God’s sanctuary. God gave specific instructions on how it was to be built, starting with the ark of the covenant. Nearly one full year after the first Passover, the tabernacle was constructed, and God’s presence in the form of a cloud filled it with His glory.

Opening Prayer

Dear God, thank You for promising to be with us as we gather for worship. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Opening

Lesson 2 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 5

Bible Truth

God dwells with His people.

Bible Lesson: God's Tabernacle

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) Exodus 25:1–19; 40:1–8, 34–38 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
The tabernacle was built from Gospel project

Talk about it

  • What did the people bring to make the tent-church? What special things did God tell them to make for it?
  • How did God show that He was with His people?
  • Is God still with us today, even though He doesn’t lower a cloud over our church?


The people brought silver and gold, colorful cloth, precious stones, wood, and leather. These were used to make lampstands, silver bowls, curtains, and the ark of the covenant.


God filled the tent-church in a big cloud.


Yes, God is still with us today! God sent His Son, Jesus, to dwell among us. Jesus told us "wherever two or three are gathered, I am there with them."

Bible Verse

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:14

Worship Song

To God Be the Glory | Roar VBS | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

Here I Am To Worship | Maranatha! Music (Lyric Video)

Download a page of activities and crafts.

Download a coloring page.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Lord God, You are all powerful and all loving. Thank You for being our God, who provides all that we need in body and soul. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to take away our sins. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.

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Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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