The Tabernacle Was Built
This week, we continued our journey through the Bible and learned that Israel followed God’s very specific instructions on how to build a tabernacle. The people gave joyfully and generously and God equipped them to construct the place where He would dwell with them. We no longer need a tabernacle today because Jesus came to “tabernacle,” or dwell, with God’s people. Help your kids worship God and thank Him for His gift of Jesus and that through Him people can dwell with God forever.
Unit Key Passage
For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
Unit 6 Session 2
Main Point:God told His people to build the tabernacle
Big Picture Question: Who can keep God's law? No one can keep God's law except Jesus.
Christ connection:God told the people of Israel to build a tabernacle. The tabernacle was like a big tent where God met with His people. As part of His plan to save people from sin, God sent Jesus to earth to "tabernacle," or meet with us.
This Sunday we had so much fun building our own class tabernacle. The children loved getting to sit in our tabernacle and listen to how our Holy Father gave the Israelites specific instructions to build a tabernacle so that He could meet with them and grow in relationship with them. We pray that your children would grow to know the depth of God's love for them and His desire to have a relationship with them and that they would respond in a continual pursuit of Him.
- Kiersten, Lynette, & Jenn
This week we continued through Exodus and learned that God desired to dwell with his people. So he told then to build a tabernacle, kind of like a big tent where the Israelites could go to worship God and make sacrifices to him. God gave Moses very specific instructions on how to build it because each part had a very special purpose that showed God's character and his plan of salvation for us. Amazingly, God once again fulfilled his plan of dwelling with us when Jesus came to earth. John 14:14 says the Word (Jesus) became flesh and dwelt among us. This is the same as saying Jesus "tabernacled" or "pitched his tent" among us. We could not get to him, so he came to us! Beautiful right?!? At the end of class we decorated a picture of a tent with some of the same types of materials that God told the Israelites to use: yarn, wood, spices, jewels, and gold.
- Aletheia, Cassie, & Nate
We just want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to come alongside you guys ans shepherd your children for less than 2% of the week. As this week we learned about how much Jesus loves us and desires to dwell with us, we encourage you to lead your kids in a repentant heart in asking for forgiveness and responding to His gospel. As well as just being the children of God we are and being the example of how much God loves us by showing how much we know and respond to how much God loves us. We are always praying for you all individually, grace and peace from our Father to you.
- Bronson, Nick, & Shannon
Parent Date Night!
Parent Date Night for the month of February has been canceled!
Children's Ministry 2015 Curriculum
Below are a few links that will help parents learn more about the curriculum and other parent resources to help guide parents in shepherding their children at home.