The ancient Tabernacle comes to life, and your worship of God will be changed for forever.
What is right way to worship God? Throughout history, God has chosen to provide a way for man to worship Him, and for nearly five hundred years, the Tabernacle was that way.
Through this detailed study of the Tabernacle, you will learn that there is a right way and yet many wrong ways to worship our Creator. The purpose of this study is to invite readers to worship God in God's way through the "Object Lesson" of the Tabernacle, Jesus Christ.
In the very first lesson of this book, you will observe that centuries before the Tabernacle was constructed, God taught His people about worship. You will discover that earthly Tabernacle and all its components hold a spiritual significance and was actually a model of the "true Tabernacle" in heaven, where Jesus Christ is eternally worshiped a King of kings and Lord of Lords.
Inside these pages you will also find the interactive application sections that literally thousands have come to appreciate from the acclaimed Following God series
About the Author
Wayne Barber was a graduate of Mars Hill College. He attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He received an honorary doctorate from North Florida Baptist Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida and Covington Theological Seminary in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Wayne has been Senior Pastor in churches in Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and New Mexico.
Wayne has been a renowned national and international conference ministry speaker, his primary goal of ministry was to spread the message of “the sufficiency of Christ.” People around the world connected with Wayne’s unique ability to make God’s Word come alive through his honest and open “real-life” experiences. Wayne authored or co-authored several books, including The Rest of Grace, published in 1998, as well as seven books that are part of AMG Publishers’ Following God® series.
For many years he wrote a regular column in AMG’s Pulpit Helps monthly magazine. For more than twenty years he served as Senior Pastor-Teacher of Woodland Park Baptist Church. And for many of those years in Chattanooga, Wayne co-taught with noted author Kay Arthur of Precept Ministries and has studied under Dr. Spiros Zodhiates, who was one of the world’s leading Greek scholars.
On August 29, 2016, Wayne passed away suddenly after a short illness. He is survived by his wife and two grown children and several grandchildren.
Richard L.Shepherd has been engaged in some form of ministry for more than twenty years, focusing on areas of teaching, discipleship, and prayer. He has served in churches in Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Tennessee and now serves as Director of Prayer and Spiritual Awakening with the Florida Baptist Convention. For nearly seventeen years (1983-2000), Rick served as an associate pastor at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Lord's ministry has taken him to several countries, including Haiti, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Italy, Israel, England, and Greece, where he has been involved in training pastor, church leaders, and congregations. Rick has also lectured on college and seminary campuses. he graduated with honors from the University of Mobile and holds a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Forth Worth, Texas. He and his wife Linda Gail have four children and make their home in Jacksonville, Florida.
Eddie Rasnake met Christ in 1976 as a freshman in college. he graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University in 1980. he and his wife, Michele, served for nearly seven years on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. Their first assignment was the University of Virginia, and while there they also started a Campus Crusade ministry at James Madison University. Eddie then served four years as campus director of the Campus Crusade ministry at the University of Tennessee. In 18989, Eddie left Campus Crusade to join Wayne Barber at Woodland Park Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Training. He has been ministering in Eastern Europe in the role of equipping local believers for more than a decade and has published materials in Albanian, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, and Russian. Eddie serves on the boards of directors of the Center for Christian Leadership in Tirana, Albania, and the Bible Training Center in Eleuthera, Bahamas. he also serves as chaplain for the Chattanooga Lookouts (Cincinnati Reds AA Affiliate) baseball team. Eddie and his wife Michele live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with their four children.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Worship from Adam to Aaron 1
Principles from the Fall to Priesthood
LESSON TWO Where We Meet God 13
Walking Where God Is Truly Worshiped
Enter His Gates 33
Principles from the Fence, the Gate, and the Outer Curt
The Holy Place 49
Principles from the Lampstand, the Table, and the Altar of Incense
Enter His Presence 63
Principles from the Veil, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Mercy Seat
Ministers to the Lord 75
Principles from the Priesthood
The Debt of Sin 89
Dealing with Sin God's Way
The Devotion of Surrender 107
Walking in the Joy of Surrender to Jesus Christ
Positioning for Worship 123
God's Order for Transporting and Positioning the Tabernacle
False Worship 151
Disobedience to God's Order for Worship and it's Consequences
True Worship 151
Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth
Jesus Christ, Our High Priest 169
Leading Us into True Worship and Fellowship with God
How to Follow God 189