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Date: November 26, 2023
Subject: BEGINNING OF THE TABERMACLE
Lesson Scripture: Exodus 40:16-30,34,38, KJV
Background Scriptures: Exodus 40:16-30,34,38, KJV
Memory Verse: So the cloud of the LORD was over the Holy Tent during the day, and at night there was a fire in the cloud. So all the Israelites could see the cloud while they traveled. (Exodus 40:38) KJV
LESSON PRINTED TEXT
Exodus 40:16-30 (Exodus 40:16) Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he. (Exodus 40:17) And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up. (Exodus 40:18) And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened his sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and reared up his pillars. (Exodus 40:19) And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD commanded Moses. (Exodus 40:20) And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark: (Exodus 40:21) And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses. (Exodus 40:22) And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the vail. (Exodus 40:23) And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses. (Exodus 40:24) And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward. (Exodus 40:25) And he lighted the lamps before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses. (Exodus 40:26) And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the vail: (Exodus 40:27) And he burnt sweet incense thereon; as the LORD commanded Moses. (Exodus 40:28) And he set up the hanging at the door of the tabernacle. (Exodus 40:29) And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the meat offering; as the LORD commanded Moses. (Exodus 40:30) And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash withal. (Exodus 40:34) (Exodus 40:34) Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. (Exodus 40:38) (Exodus 40:38) For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
ERV [NEW] Exodus 40:16-30 (Exodus 40:16) Moses obeyed the Lord. He did everything that the LORD commanded him. (Exodus 40:17) So the Holy Tent was set up at the right time. It was the first day of the first month during the second year from the time they left Egypt. (Exodus 40:18) Moses set up the Holy Tent just as the Lord had said. He put the bases down first. Then he put the frames on the bases. Then he put the braces on and set up the posts. (Exodus 40:19) After that Moses put the outer tent over the Holy Tent. Then he put the covering over the outer tent. He did these things just as the LORD had commanded. (Exodus 40:20) Moses took the Agreement and put it in the Holy Box. He put the poles on the Box and put the mercy-cover on it. (Exodus 40:21) Then Moses put the Holy Box into the Holy Tent. He hung the curtain in the right place to protect it. In this way he protected the Box of the Agreement behind the curtain just as the LORD had commanded him. (Exodus 40:22) Then Moses put the table in the Meeting Tent on the north side of the Holy Tent. He put it in the Holy Place, in front of the curtain. (Exodus 40:23) Then he put the bread on the table before the LORD. He did this just as the LORD had commanded him. (Exodus 40:24) Then Moses put the lampstand in the Meeting Tent on the south side of the Tent, across from the table. (Exodus 40:25) Then Moses put the lamps on the lampstand before the LORD. He did this just as the LORD had commanded him. (Exodus 40:26) Then Moses put the golden altar in the Meeting Tent, in front of the curtain. (Exodus 40:27) Then he burned sweet-smelling incense on the altar. He did this as the LORD had commanded him. (Exodus 40:28) Then Moses put the curtain at the entrance to the Holy Tent. (Exodus 40:29) Moses put the altar for burning offerings at the entrance to the Holy Tent, that is, the Meeting Tent. Then Moses offered a burnt offering on that altar. He also offered grain offerings to the Lord. He did these things just as the LORD had commanded him. (Exodus 40:30) Then Moses put the bowl between the Meeting Tent and the altar. He put water in the bowl for washing. (Exodus 40:34) (Exodus 40:34) Then the cloud covered the Meeting Tent and the Glory of the LORD filled the Holy Tent. (Exodus 40:38) (Exodus 40:38) So the cloud of the LORD was over the Holy Tent during the day, and at night there was a fire in the cloud. So all the Israelites could see the cloud while they traveled.
Summary: By Elder Anthony Harvey
The key verse that sticks out most for me is verse (Exodus 40:34) Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. When we have finished what the Lord has given us to do, then and only then can we expect the Lord to come in and be glorified with what we have done. Don't expect the glory of God to come in until the work is done.
Question #1 – What was to screen the Ark of the Covenant? Why? A veil was used to screen the Ark of the Covenant, because the Lord commanded it.
Question #2 –What symbols did God give the Israelites to represent His presence? A cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.
Date: December 3, 2023
Subject: JESUS'S BIRTH PREDICTED
Lesson Scripture: Luke 1:26-40, KJV & ERV
Memory Verse: And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. (Luke 1:31)
LESSON PRINTED TEXT
Luke 1:26-40 (KJV) (Luke 1:26) And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, (Luke 1:27) To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. (Luke 1:28) And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. (Luke 1:29) And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. (Luke 1:30) And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. (Luke 1:31) And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. (Luke 1:32) He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: (Luke 1:33) And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (Luke 1:34) Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? (Luke 1:35) And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:36) And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. (Luke 1:37) For with God nothing shall be impossible. (Luke 1:38) And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:39) And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; (Luke 1:40) And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
Luke 1:26-40 (ERV) (Luke 1:26) During Elizabeth's sixth month of pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to a virgin girl who lived in Nazareth, a town in Galilee. She was engaged to marry a man named Joseph from the family of David. Her name was Mary. (Luke 1:28) The angel came to her and said, "Greetings! The Lord is with you; you are very special to him." (Luke 1:29) But Mary was very confused about what the angel said. She wondered, "What does this mean?" (Luke 1:30) The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary, because God is very pleased with you. (Luke 1:31) Listen! You will become pregnant and have a baby boy. You will name him Jesus. (Luke 1:32) He will be great. People will call him the Son of the Most High God, and the Lord God will make him king like his ancestor David. (Luke 1:33) He will rule over the people of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." (Luke 1:34) Mary said to the angel, "How will this happen? I am still a virgin." (Luke 1:35) The angel said to Mary, "The Holy Spirit will come to you, and the power of the Most High God will cover you. The baby will be holy and will be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:36) And here's something else: Your relative Elizabeth is pregnant. She is very old, but she is going to have a son. Everyone thought she could not have a baby, but she has been pregnant now for six months. (Luke 1:37) God can do anything!" (Luke 1:38) Mary said, "I am the servant of the Lord God. Let this thing you have said happen to me!" Then the angel went away. (Luke 1:39) Mary got up and went quickly to a town in the hill country of Judea. (Luke 1:40) She went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth.
Summary: By Elder Anthony Harvey
The key verse that sticks out most for me is verse (Luke 1:37) For with God nothing shall be impossible. Life can and does present many challenging situations. Many times I have thought that the situation that I was facing was impossible. In my own strength it was, but with the help of God, mountains have been climbed, races have been completed, closed doors have been opened, "widow maker" heart attacks have been handled with the Almighty hand of God. When the devil tries to stop the progress of one of God's children, God is right there to prove that He is God and God alone. The bible says that all things are possible to him that continues to believe.
Question #1 – Jesus' earthly father Joseph's bloodline was of ___ _____ __ _____? The House of David
Question #2 –Who was highly favored by the Lord? Mary