Exodus 37-38

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Construction of the Ark of the Covenant and Tabernacle Furnishings

Exodus 37-38

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Lesson Number 39

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Records should be kept of the ministry accomplished.
  2. Records should be kept of money spent.

Practical Application

  1. Use your mirrors for the Lord.


  1. Draw a diagram of the layout of the Tabernacle and its furnishings.
  2. How did the Ark of the Covenant with the Mercy Seat function in the Tabernacle?
  3. What is the basic meaning of the word “atonement”?
  4. How can it be helpful to keep a record of accomplished ministries?
  5. How much gold, silver, and bronze was used in the construction of the Tabernacle?


  1. God’s glory dwelt between the cherubim on the Mercy Seat. Here the blood of the atoning sacrifice was sprinkled once a year on the Day of Atonement in the Holy of Holies to cover the sins of the nation before God.
  2. To cover
  3. By reviewing these records you can ensure the teaching of God’s truth is balanced. You could also see which ministry programs have worked and which have not.
  4. As much as 2800 pounds of gold, 9600 pounds of silver, and 6700 pounds of bronze


  1. Review the furnishings of the Tabernacle. Each of these pieces pointed forward to Christ, our High Priest, and God’s perfect lamb. What do they teach us about Christ?
  2. Review the doctrinal point “Records should be kept of money spent.” Records of money spent in the work of the Lord are important for accountability and honesty.


  1. The Israelite women donated their bronze mirrors to the work of the Lord. How can you take whatever enhances your personal glorification and give it to the Lord for His glory?

Key Verses

  • “This is the inventory of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the Testimony, which was counted according to the commandment of Moses.” Exodus 38:21

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