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(Genesis 3:19 MSG) “You started out as dirt, you’ll end up dirt.”
(Numbers 3:17 NIV) “These were the names of the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.”
(Numbers 3:36-37 NIV) “The Merarites were appointed to take care of the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts, bases, all its equipment, and everything related to their use, as well as the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs and ropes.”
1. Intentionally structured.
(I Corinthians 14:33, 40 NIV) "For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. Everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.”
(Numbers 3:25 NIV) “At the Tent of Meeting the Gershonites were responsible for the care of the tabernacle and tent, its coverings, the curtain at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.”
2. Intentionally systematic.
(Colossians 2:6-7 NIV) “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
Worship Services that reach people.
Small Groups that build you up.
Next Steps that move you where God wants you to be.
Serve Teams that contribute to your community.
(Numbers 3:31 NIV) “(Kohath was)...responsible for the care of the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the articles of the sanctuary used in ministering, the curtain, and everything related to their use.”
3. Intentionally spiritual.
✓ Focus on the Word.
(Joshua 1:8 NIV) “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
✓ Focus on worship.
(Psalm 100:1-5 NIV) “Shout for joy to the Lord , all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
✓ Focus on prayer.
(1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT) “Never stop praying.”
(Numbers 7:1-3, 6-9 NIV) “When Moses finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed it and consecrated it and all its furnishings. Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of families who were the tribal leaders in charge of those who were counted, made offerings. They brought as their gifts before the LORD six covered carts and twelve oxen...So Moses took the carts and oxen and gave them to the Levites. He gave two carts and four oxen to the Gershonites, as their work required, and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites, as their work required. But Moses did not give any to the Kohathites, because they were to carry on their shoulders the holy things, for which they were responsible.”