I'm a member of a Deaf Church. We're considered a 'mission church' because we are housed within another church - we use their building. However, we meet separately (have our own worship service & Sunday School classes, church council meetings etc). A couple of ladies & myself got together to discuss how we could better reach the Deaf members of our church - more of a 'hands on' type of study. We prayed & decided we would start the new year in January with the study of the Tabernacle, next month the Temple, then study of the cross bringing together the Tabernacle & the Temple showing them how they were pointing to Christ all along. Welll we studied the Tabernacle for about 2 - 3 years. We took it slow making sure everyone was understanding what the scriptures said. At first when we began our research was very difficult locating trustworthy information. Then I learned of Rose Publications. Was at that time your company began having "visuals", a book, wall charts & etc on the Tabernacle. Was truly a breath of fresh air! From our study a teacher at school I worked had several huge pieces of cardboard - I took them totally unaware how God was going to use them (I had these pieces for about 8 months).
We prayed sharing with the Lord our desire was for those attending to experience the Tabernacle. It was NOT our intention to mock, make fun of or belittle the significance of His Tabernacle. Our sole purpose was them to experience Him in a different way, help them have a better 'picture' & a closer walk with Him.
I measured our small worship area & it was just a little bit bigger than the Holy Place & the Holy of Holies. The lady that team taught the class with me agreed we needed to reenact the Tabernacle. We were able to convert the measurements from Old Testament to our system & used every cardboard piece to make the Shrewbread Table & the Altar of Incense. The items were spray painted gold. All the colors used in the Tabernacle were used. The pulpit was turned on its side & covered with gold wrapping paper. The Lamp we had to use candles. Each member re-enacted the Brazen Alter (mimed), wash in the Laver (sink), changing the bread & etc. Still to this day they talk about that experience. We told the members (we took them in groups) those who were waiting their turn were to be praying. When the group returned they were to pray for the next group going in.
Truly truly was awesome experience! Thank you Rose Publishing for all your "visual aids"! You are soo appreciated!
If you go to the Facebook page The Tabernacle Journey you will see our efforts to reach out to Sedona and our many tourists with a full scale reproduction of the tabernacle. We actually used the Rose Guide to the Tabernacle to prepare the groups that were waiting to enter. One guest ordered a copy from you. It was very helpful. I attached the script we used for our guides. We had about 1000 visitors go through before one of the worst storms I have ever seen here made the structure unstable and the ground too wet. We fight quite a battle here in what the New Age calls its capital. Many were very moved. One Jewish man exclaimed at the end of the tour, "So the tabernacle was all about the Messiah!" --- Paul Wallace, The Tabernacle Journey
Calling all Pastors and Teachers!
If you are making your way through Exodus and you've arrived at or around chapter 25, this is a resource you need to pick up from Rose Publishing. The Tabernacle
PowerPoint presentation is a very well done walk through the Tabernacle for any Bible teacher to use in their classes either on the book of Exodus in general or on the Tabernacle in particular. There are over 120 slides in this presentation and each of them is full of fantastic visuals, clear and compelling bullet points and extremely encouraging application points about the Tabernacle, it's furniture and the high priest who ministered within it's gates. The detail included in this resource is excellent and every point is covered.
The best part: every line is backed up by a Biblical reference to give the teacher and student a solid foundation as well as material for further study. Pick up a copy of Rose's Tabernacle
PowerPoint presentation today.
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