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God’s Pattern

reposted from Truth & Tidings Magazine online http://truthandtidings.com/2018/05/gods-pattern/ by Michael Penfold God’s house in the Old Testament had a pattern. With painstaking precision God specified the Tabernacle’s materials, dimensions, layout, and its method of construction. Nothing was left to human imagination. God said to Moses, “See … that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee” (Heb 8:5, KJV).1 This pattern served to reveal God’s wisdom and glory.
Is there a pattern for God’s dwelling today? Yes! We are not left to just make it up as we go along. The New Testament gives a definite pattern and blueprint to be followed in all cultures, on all continents, and throughout all centuries of the present dispensation.  For example, in 1 Corinthians 3 we learn how to build into the assembly, while in 1 Timothy 3 we are told how to behave in the assembly. Note the terms Paul uses in 1 Corinthians 3. As the preacher who saw the assembly planted, he …