The door into the Holy of Holies was a large veil. First century Jewish historian, Josephus, said the veil was four inches thick, and that horses tied to each side of it could not pull the veil apart.
When we look at the image of the cherubim, we might view them as decorative. However, the image of cherubim at the entrance was like placing a large "DO NOT ENTER" sign on the door. One of the roles of the cherubim is to protect you.
Sometimes, when God closes a door it is an act of His protection. Don't be frustrated when God closes doors. God opens doors too; and when He does, you will see God's glory and understand His plan with greater insight.
from the sermon series "Choosing The Right Door" | Sunday, December 15, 2019.
The door entering the tabernacle was a place of meeting. Have you ever told someone, "I'll meet you at the door and we'll go in together?"
God uses that method too! "This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the LORD, where I will meet you to speak with you" Exodus 29:42.
Would you consider inviting someone to worship with you? Tell them that you'll meet them at the front door and go in together!
from the sermon series "Choosing The Right Door" | Sunday, November 17th 2019.
The door on the side of Noah's Ark was an unfamiliar door. Entering this door was unlike any door they had previously walked through. This one was met with uncertainty and required more faith than ever before! How long would they remain behind this door? What does life look like on the other side of this door?
As we begin Grace Point Church, we too are walking through an unfamiliar door. Like Noah's door, this one is met with uncertainty and is requiring more faith than ever. We know with absolute certainty that God has invited us to join Him on this journey. Just as God invited Noah into the Ark, God invites us to join Him where He is (cf. Gen. 7:1).
Would you pray for Grace Point Church as begin this journey?
from the sermon series "Choosing The Right Door" | Sunday, October 20th 2019.
Dr. Chris Dortch has been in vocational ministry since 1993. His blog is aimed to "equip the saints for the work of ministry."