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"The Golden Calf"
November 30, 1997
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Take God's Word and join me in Exodus
chapter 32. Now as you're finding Exodus 32 .. I
want to read to you Exodus 24.18, "So Moses went
into the midst of the cloud and went up into the
mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty
days and forty nights."
So .. what happened during those 40 days
anyway? I mean ... what took so long? What was
going on up there? Well ... several things were
First .. God was giving Moses the blue prints
for the tabernacle. And that blue print is found in
Chapters 25-31 and then it's repeated as it's
constructed in chapters 36-40.
Now ... that tabernacle was portable in it's
purpose! It was a portable worship center! It was
also a permanent portrait! In other words ... the
tabernacle was a portrait of Jesus our savior! God
was letting them know the way into His presence!
There was only one entrance into the presence
of God! There was only one way to God and there is
still only one way to God and that's through Jesus
Christ! It's not through Jesus Christ + baptism ..
Jesus Christ + good works. It's through Jesus Christ
and Jesus Christ alone!
Now .. once you know God through Jesus
Christ .. baptism follows! Good works follow! But
the way to God is through Jesus Christ alone!
That's what was taking place on top of Mt. Sinai
during those 40 days! God was giving Moses the
blue prints for the tabernacle.
But that's not all! Not only was God giving
Moses the blue prints ... He was giving him the Ten
Commandments on tablets of stone and God
Look with me to Exodus 31.18, "And when He
had made an end of speaking with him on Mount
Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony,
tablets of stone, written with the finger of God!
So .. there on top of Mt. Sinai .. God got
together with Moses to give him the blue prints of the
tabernacle and ...
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