November 25, 2008

The Tabernacle, the Ark, and the Priests: Exodus 25:10-22, 26:1-37, 28:1-2, 41

We discussed three things God asked Moses to make/do in order to demonstrate to the Israelites how holy He is: the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Priests. (Exodus 25:10-22, 26:1-37, 28:1-2, 41)

Big Idea
God is holy: perfect and special.

Bible Verse
Leviticus 11:45b - "Therefore be holy, because I am holy."

-To remember the three things God asked Moses to make/do in order to show the Israelites how holy He is, we used three "P" words and three props:
     1. The Tabernacle was God's special place. (We used a fancy bedsheet to represent the cloth of the Tabernacle.)
     2. The Ark of the Covenant was God's special package. (We used former Pastor Hadley's fancy, old cigar box.)
     3. The Priests were God's special people. (We used the most person-like action-figure I could find!)

-As we learned our verse, we played a game of Limbo. Why limbo? Well, in our lesson, we had discussed how the Ark was so special and represented God's presence that no one was allowed to touch it. The priests had to carry it using long wooden poles. So, mix the no-touching with the wooden poles, and you get Limbo!

-We discussed ways we could treat God as holy and special, such as giving Him our time, our things, and our talents.

Materials We Used
1. Lesson Plan
2. Small Group Leader Sheet
3. Verse Activity

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