Discussion Questions - Exodus 40
1. Setting up the Tabernacle:
· What specific instructions did God give Moses for setting up the tabernacle in Exodus 40? Why do you think these details were significant?
· In what ways can we relate the meticulous planning and construction of the tabernacle to our own approach to worship and building a relationship with God today?
2. The Glory of God Filling the Tabernacle:
· Describe the scene when the glory of God filled the tabernacle as mentioned in Exodus 40. What emotions and thoughts do you think the Israelites experienced in that moment?
· How does the concept of God's glory filling the tabernacle reflect His desire to dwell among His people? In what ways does God dwell among us today?
3. Seeing Jesus in the Book of Exodus:
· Explore the parallels between the tabernacle in Exodus and the concept of Jesus as the dwelling place of God mentioned in the New Testament (John 1:14). How does Jesus embody the idea of God dwelling with humanity?
· Consider the Passover lamb in Exodus and its symbolism in relation to Jesus as the Lamb of God (John 1:29). How does understanding this connection deepen our understanding of Christ's sacrifice for us?
4. Application and Personal Reflection:
· How can the imagery of God dwelling in the tabernacle inspire us to cultivate a deeper sense of God's presence in our lives and communities?
· Reflect on a time when you felt God's presence in a profound way. How did that experience impact your faith and relationship with God?
5. Living Out the Lessons from Exodus:
· In what practical ways can we apply the principles learned from Exodus 40 in our worship and personal spiritual practices today?
· Discuss how the lessons from Exodus, including God's guidance, presence, and faithfulness, can guide us during challenging times in our lives.
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