Frequently Asked Questions about The Tabernacle Video Bible Study

Table of Contents for the Tabernacle Video Study

Session Overview: The Tabernacle

Session 1 Dwell: The Tabernacle
Session 2 Sacrifice: The Altar of Burnt Offering
Session 3 Clean: The Bronze Laver
Session 4 Illuminate: The Lampstand
Session 5 Presence: The Table of Bread and the Altar of Incense
Session 6 Separated, Exposed, and Covered: The Veil, the Ark, and the Mercy Seat

Here's an Overview of Each Tabernacle Video Session:

Session 1 Dwell: The Tabernacle

In this session you will learn—

  • How the Tabernacle tells the story of God.
  • God's desire is to dwell with us, and for us to be with him.
  • Every article in the Tabernacle points to and finds its fulfillment in Jesus.

Session 2 Sacrifice: The Altar of Burnt Offering

In this session you will learn—

  • The altar of burnt offering is to the Old Testament what the cross is in the New Testament.
  • The altar of burnt offering is God's provision for reconciliation.

Session 3 Clean: The Bronze Laver

In this session you will learn—

  • Through the bronze laver we see the picture and importance of being cleansed before God.
  • God's purity and presence demand continual cleansing.
  • We are cleansed by God's Word.

Session 4 Illuminate: The Lampstand

In this session you will learn—

  • Jesus is the light of the world.
  • Light shatters darkness and exposes what is hidden.
  • God desires to display his light in us that he will be revealed through us.

Session 5 Presence: The Table of Bread and the Altar of Incense

In this session you will learn—

  • God is our sustenance for life. Jesus is the "bread from heaven."
  • We are in covenant with God.
  • Prayer that pleases God is pure and reflective of his will.

Session 6 Separated, Exposed, and Covered: The Veil, the Ark, and the Mercy Seat

In this session you will learn—

  • The veil is a symbol of what would be gained because of Jesus Christ.
  • To experience the presence of God both now and forever, we must come through his Son, Jesus. There is no other way, no other person.

Sessions and Timing for this Tabernacle Video Study

The Tabernacle DVD 6-Session series includes a video portion lasting approximately 30 minutes + 30-60 minutes for discussion.

The series on the Tabernacle includes both a Participants Guide and a Leader Guide (sold separately). If you purchase the complete kit, it also includes an optional ready-to-use The Tabernacle PowerPoint® with dozens of images to expand your teaching.

This Tabernacle DVD study is easy to lead! Any volunteer who is interested in the topic can lead a group. You don't have to be an expert. The DVD does all of the teaching and the discussion questions and insights are in the participant guide and leader guide.

More Information on the Life-Sized Tabernacle Model

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This Tabernacle video Bible study walks you though a model of the Tabernacle developed by the Tabernacle Experience. More than 160,000 people have visited the this Tabernacle model in real life. This life-size replica has traveled throughout the United States and Canada.

In 1996, Jeanne Whittaker felt God place on her heart to build a full-size model of the Tabernacle. In response, she founded The Tabernacle Experience in 2000 and travels the country providing an interactive spiritual journey through a life-size tabernacle of the wilderness. Just as the original Tabernacle of the Wilderness moved about the desert, The Tabernacle Experience’s life-size replica travels about the United States, ministering to communities, churches, and individual lives. Jeanne’s passion and mission has remained the same: to create an atmosphere where the Spirit can draw others closer to the heart of God, revealing Jesus Christ in every aspect of the tabernacle.

Now you can experience it too with this Tabernacle DVD-based Bible Study which includes not just an expert-guided tour through the model but insightful explanations showing the symbolism and significance of each part.

Visit the Tabernacle Experience website

About the Speaker

Pastor Shawn Barnard has been introducing the tabernacle to church groups for many years. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in Religion and Communications, and received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Shawn is the Senior Pastor of Crossgate Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and has been in ministry for over twenty years. He has traveled extensively throughout many countries, equipping pastors and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. His passionate desire is to make Christ famous in all the earth.

Pastor Shawn Barnard in the life size Tabernacle Experience

What are other people saying about the Tabernacle DVD-based Bible Study?

"This 6-session DVD goes into great detail of the elements of the Tabernacle, but more than that, it goes into great detail of how it applies to us today. There is a lot of good teaching in this DVD. Between the videos and the Leader Guide there is enough here to hold both individual and group studies. I recommend The Tabernacle DVD from Rose Publishing."

Randy Brown, blogger for BibleBuyerGuide.

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What’s the difference between the Complete Kit and the DVD?

We offer two versions: The Complete Kit and the DVD only. Here’s what to expect from each—

The Complete Kit Includes—

  • 1 DVD of all 6 sessions
  • 1 Leader Guide
  • 1 Participant Guide
  • Tabernacle pamphlet - a fold-out full-color diagram of the Tabernacle - with each part identified.
  • PowerPoint - optional ready-to-use presentation to expand the teaching. Includes dozens of illustrations.
  • A CD-ROM that includes PDFs of promotional fliers, banners, door hanger, and posters, PLUS email header (jpg) and PowerPoint save-the-date slide (jpg).

The DVD Includes—

  • DVD of the six 30-minute teaching sessions.
  • A CD-ROM that contains a PDF of the leader guide which may be printed out (you will need to order the participant guide separately), fliers, brochures, bulletin inserts, doorhangers, posters, and banners for promoting the study.

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Shawn Barnard has not only been introducing the Tabernacle to church groups for nearly 20 years, he also is the Senior Pastor of Crossgate Church. With a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawn Barnard is the perfect guide for equipping you with the information you need to fully understand the significance, symbolism, and purpose behind the Tabernacle. Learn more about him by clicking here!

This 6-session DVD-based study walks through every part of the Tabernacle Experience’s life-size replica of the tabernacle of the wilderness with your guide, Pastor Shawn Barnard. As you start on the outside in the courtyard and move inward into the Most Holy Place—into the presence of God—Pastor Barnard explains how every object of the Tabernacle draws us closer to God by directing us to the life and work of Jesus Christ.
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