Archive for August 2016

I Thessalonians 1:6-10

As Paul writes to the Thessalonians he points out that they were chosen by God, as seen in the truth that they received the Word, believed on Jesus in a steadfast way, and became a people who lived out the truth of the Gospel in their daily lives.   People were looking at their lives…

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I Thessalonians 1:1-3

We get to start a new book!  Exciting!  And as I read this passage today I am finding that it is very timely, for we have just finished Bible School last night.  It was an awesome week with lots of kids, lots of volunteers, lots of noise and lots of faith!  Now Bible School is…

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Exodus 40:34-38

Boy, you talk about a night light!  Moses no more than gets the Tabernacle built when the presence of the Lord comes down and absolutely overwhelms the place.  Moses has to get out and get back, God’s glory was so intense.  And then we are told that the glory of God was continually on the…

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Exodus 40:16-33

Our reading today is bracketed by two great verses.  In verse 16 we read that Moses “did this according to all that the Lord had commanded”.  And then in verse 33 we read: “So Moses finished the work”.  Isn’t that a great testimony!  Moses did what God had commanded.  He did it all!  He finished…

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Exodus 40:1-15

We have arrived at the last chapter of the book of Exodus and, fittingly, we read about how Moses was commanded to take all the individual pieces of the Tabernacle and put them together.  I can’t help but think about those Christmas presents that come in a box and need to be constructed before the…

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Exodus 39:1-31

Our reading today describes the making of the priestly garments.  Once again we see a lot of detail, but note two things that are mentioned quite specifically.  First, the priestly garments had the names of the 12 tribes of Israel on them, and there were costly stones that represented the 12 tribes as well (vv.6,7,14,).…

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Exodus 38:21-31

So if the detailed description of how this Tabernacle was built wasn’t enough, now we get a list of the ingredients, so to speak.  People have actually tried to recreate the tabernacle based on these instructions, though not with all the silver and gold – too expensive and too tempting to rob, I guess.  For…

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Exodus 38:1-20

So, we have more detailed descriptions of building the Tabernacle today, and the volunteers are still working away at the building project we have here at Lewis Lake.  I guess there is a parallel. Today we read of the making of the big altar, which would sit in front of the Tabernacle proper, upon which…

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Exodus 37:10-29

The reading for today describes the making of the furniture that would reside in the Holy Place, which was the first room within the Tabernacle proper.  We first read of the table being made upon which the ceremonial shewbread would be placed.  Next is the golden lamp stand, giving perpetual light to the Tabernacle, and…

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Exodus 37:1-9

The Bible is the word of God and it is important that we read it.  But once in a while we wonder about the Biblical writers, and why they wrote what they wrote.  The bulk of chapter 36 and our reading today in chapter 37 seems to be a fairly redundant, boring description of how…

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