Monday, August 29, 2011


The Tabernacle Experience is in Holland this week at Beechwood Church. We would highly encourage you to go if you're interested in the Old Testament as a Christian, Jew or anthropologist. They've constructed a lifescale model with an audio tour.  They make it very participatory, and only allow in a few people at a time.  Very well done.

Hebrews 9:9-12 "The first part of the tent is an example for the present time. The gifts and sacrifices that were brought there could not give the worshiper a clear conscience. These gifts and sacrifices were meant to be food, drink, and items used in various purification ceremonies. These ceremonies were required for the body until God would establish a new way of doing things.  But Christ came as a chief priest of the good things that are now here. Christ went through a better, more perfect tent that was not made by human hands and that is not part of this created world. He used his own blood, not the blood of goats and bulls, for the sacrifice. He went into the most holy place and offered this sacrifice once and for all to free us forever."

We attended the outdoor worship service first, and it was also nice; good contemporary music and a nice sermon on the significance of the Tabernacle.  The only thing missing was a Tardis, to give us the impression that we were really there. Although I have to say, the Most Holy Place had a bit of the bigger on the inside feel.