We were lucky enough to get some of the extra Kid's Craft
kits from Home Depot and use it for our craft night. Since
the talk will include the fact that all of God's people gave
generously, we talked about how we, too, should give generously to God.
One of the ways that people do that is by saving money in a
bank and giving it to church.
Exodus 25-40 and Hebrews 9-13
When Moses asked God's people to give of their own possessions to help
build the tabernacle, he needed to tell them to stop giving since they
had an over-abundance. We too should give generously to God
who gave us everything.
We created a tabernacle out of one of the rooms of our house.
It was actually pretty easy...
used a fire pit for the altar (this was made of bronze): This
where the Israelites needed to go to offer a sacrifice before they met
with God. Since God is holy and we are sinners, we need to
our sins with a blood sacrifice. Since they didn't have
they had to give a sacrifice of an animal, but since Jesus died for us,
we can approach God without giving any sacrifice.
We used a bowl
with water in it for the lavar (this was made of bronze).
the priests used this and they needed to be clean on the outside too.
For here, only the priests could go into the holy place through a
curtain. Inside the holy place were:
For the table of shew
bread we spray painted a box and put pita bread in it.
For the alter of incense,
we spray painted a cereal box and put incense on top of it.
priests lit incense twice a day and this represents the prayers of the
We cut up a cardboard box, spray painted it and put Christmas lights on
it for the menora.
This was the only light in the Tabernacle. The oil
menora represents the holy spirit and the menora represents the seven
churches which are the light of the world.
The holy of holies is
through one more curtain (that doesn't have a hole in the middle...oh
well). This could only be accessed once a year on the Day of
Atonement. When Jesus died on the cross, the viel was torn,
now anyone can access God anytime they want. This is where
mercy seat (top part of the ark of the covenant) is. The
seat is represenative of the tomb, where two angels were sitting when
Jesus rose from the dead. God often talked to the priest at
ark of the covenant (made of styrofoam and cardboard - by the way
stryofoam and spray paint don't co-exist well).
"Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not
grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver"
- 2 Corinthians 9:7