Builders Part 1: Build a Tabernacle

Part 1
Build a Tabernacle

I Corinthians 3:10 “ Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful.”

Word for the year…


1 Corinthians 3:13–15 “But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. 14 If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. 15 But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.”

Exodus 25:8-9 (God told Moses&hellipWinking “Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them. 9 You must build this Tabernacle and its furnishings exactly according to the pattern I will show you.”

This tabernacle that we are building is…

A place where people can come to KNOW GOD.

Exodus 27:9 “Make a courtyard for the tabernacle.”

2 things I want for every one of you this year…

I want you to know God

Ephesians 1:16 “I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. I always remember you in my prayers, 17 asking the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you will know him better…”

The outcome of your year will be determined by the order of your life.

1. Give God the first of your day

2. Give God the first of your week

3. Give God the first of your month

4. Give God the first of your year

5. Give God the first of your finances

B. I want your friends and family to know God through you

John 17:3 “And this is eternal life: that people know you, the only true God, and that they know Jesus Christ, the One you sent.”

2. A place where people can Find Freedom

Colossians 1:17 and 20 MSG “He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body…. all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.

3. A place where people can discover their purpose

I Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

4. A place where people can Make a Difference

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Exodus 40:33–34 NLT: “33 Then he hung the curtains forming the courtyard around the Tabernacle and the altar. And he set up the curtain at the entrance of the courtyard. So at last Moses finished the work. 34 Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle.