From walking with Adam in the Garden of Eden . . . to dwelling with the Israelites in the Tabernacle . . . to coming to earth in the form of a man . . . God has always expressed a desire to dwell with His people.
Few promises of the Bible offer more reassurance than when God says “I will never leave or forsake you.” Who among us doesn’t want to believe that God is still with us—now? Yes, we see evidence of God in the sky and stars. But here on the ground, we worry. Maybe that’s one reason God asked the huge family that he had rescued from Egypt to camp around His tent in the Wilderness of Sinai. From the outside, this Tent of God’s presence looked more like a portable Bedouin tent than “a house of God”. But on the inside, the detail, color, art, and symbolism spoke of mysteries and secrets, and… far more goodness than God was ready to reveal. And still today, even though so much has since been revealed, there’s so much for us to explore together. Please join us in discovering together what that tent in the wilderness says about "God With Us"… now.
From the Israelites, to Elijah, to Jesus Himself . . . people in Scripture often found themselves wandering in the wilderness. And the experience would leave them forever changed. Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day discuss how God uses times of wandering to bring us closer to Him.
In the wilderness, the Israelites had limited access to basic things like food and water. But God never failed to provide for them. Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day discuss how God showed He was with the Israelites as they wandered in the desert—and how He’s with you in your wilderness.
Whether you’re a writer, singer, painter, builder, or any other type of skilled craftsman . . . it’s important to remember that God is the one who gave you those abilities. Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day examine how the ancient Israelites used their talents and resources to construct a place for God to dwell with them.
After God led the Israelites out of Egypt, they embarked on a journey to the Promised Land—a trip that would take much longer than they expected! Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and regular guest Daniel Ryan Day consider the challenges of Israel’s nomadic lifestyle in the wilderness, but how God was with them every step of the way.
In the Garden of Eden, God walked with Adam and Eve. And ever since then, He’s been finding new ways to dwell with His creation. Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day take a big-picture look at Scripture . . . and God’s overall plan to dwell with us from Genesis to Revelation.
In the wilderness, God gave the ancient Israelites a complex system of rules and sacrifices to follow. So what was the point? Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day discuss how the Old Testament’s system of sacrifices ultimately points to Jesus.
After King David died, Solomon began constructing a magnificent temple for God. But was it really God’s desire to have an ornate temple in the first place? And if not, whose idea was it? Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day discuss the significance of transitioning from the Tabernacle to the Temple.