Martin Collins, acknowledging that the Feast of Tabernacles pictures Jesus Christ's role as King of kings, points out that Jesus Christ is still under the authority of God the Father, the Father of all of us. Paul uses many metaphors to illustrate our relationship to God the Father: citizens of the Kingdom, household, and …
The Bible uses so many symbols for God's church that no single Bible Study could do them justice. Here are several more, many of them familiar to Bible readers.
The function of the church is like a teacher's college, preparing the firstfruits and providing them with the needed education and character development.
God's true church cannot be found without revelation nor can one join the organization; God calls and places each member in its appropriate place in the Body.
The Bible contains many, many symbols that refer to the church. Included in this study are the symbols of the Temple and Tabernacle, the human body and trees.
Christ's sacrifice was not merely substitutionary, but representative, with Christ giving us a pattern for life - mortifying our flesh and putting out sin.
The story of building the Tabernacle serves as an encouraging example for us today as we collaborate with God in building His church. God will provide what we need to finish the job to His specifications!
As part of Christ's body or household, we have a responsibility to stay attached to the spiritual organism and to respond to the head.
As future priests, we are going to be given rigorous, hands-on jobs to teach people righteousness and holiness, distinguishing between the sacred and profane.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on John 1 and John 3, indicated that both John and Jesus spoke on topics that evidently opened new vistas of understanding (clashing with established tradition), even though the teaching was well established in the culture. Baptism and being born again were already understood, but the traditions had …
We must not limit God's glory to something physical like fire or cloud, but rather recognize God's glory as radiating from His character, which we can share.
Ted Bowling explores the how's and why's of Bezaleel's special calling as chief-craftsman of the Tabernacle. After 400 years of affliction, God called Israel into a special covenant, giving Moses the details blueprints of the tabernacle . God's expectation was that the tabernacle be perfect. Bezaleel had honed his skills in the …
The primary function of a priest is to assist people in accessing God so that there can be unity with God. A priest is a bridge-builder between man and God.
Early converts from Judaism claimed to accept the Law but had difficulty accepting the Lawgiver. Today, many claim to accept Christ, but will not accept His Law.
God has summoned us to a unique position. As saints, we have the responsibility to work toward the Kingdom of God and become holy—things only we can do!
Understanding God's sovereignty as a basic doctrine provides a link between knowledge and practice, as well as providing motivation to yield to God's purpose.