God in Our Midst: The Tabernacle and Our Relationship with God

God in Our Midst: The Tabernacle and Our Relationship with God
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Hyde, Daniel R.


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Listen to a sermon by Daniel Hyde from Exodus 25:8-9 entitled A Tabernacle in the Wilderness. (Sermon Audio)

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Christians often wonder whether it is worth their time to read and study the seemingly odd narratives about God’s instructions for the tabernacle in the second half of the book of Exodus. Since the tabernacle and its worship rituals are now relics of history, it is assumed there is nothing we can learn from the them.

In truth, the tabernacle narratives have much to teach us about God Himself, about sin, about redemption in Christ, and about how we are to live for God today. In God in Our Midst, Rev. Daniel R. Hyde shows that these obscure narrative are “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16).

By employing solid hermeneutical principles and New Testament revelation, Hyde demonstrates that the tabernacle passages point to Christ. God on Our Midst is an encouraging and enlightening tour through the Bible's overarching narrative, showing that we serve the same God who said, “I will dwell in your midst,” the God who tells us that we are the true tabernacle, the dwelling place of God (Eph. 2:22).

About the Author

Daniel R. Hyde is the pastor of Oceanside United Reformed Church in Carlsbad, California. He is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He has written several books, including Welcome to a Reformed Church, Why Believe in God?, and In Defense of the Descent: A Response to Contemporary Critics. He and his wife, Karajean, have three sons.

Book Details

256 Pages
Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
Publication Date: June 2012
ISBN 10: 1567692818
ISBN 13: 9781567692815

“It is refreshing to have an exposition of the tabernacle that avoids the allegorizing excesses that have so often been a feature of the 'Christianizing' of this important part of the Old Testament. Daniel Hyde seeks to give a sound exegesis of the text and, only then, to lead us 'to see it through New Testament eyes,' and thus to discover its testimony to Christ and its role in edifying the faithful.”
- Dr. Graeme Goldsworthy, Visiting Lecturer in Hermeneutics, Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia

“Saturated with sound exegesis, helpful insights, pointed application, and warm devotion, God in Our Midst helps us to see in the tabernacle not merely pieces of furniture or sets of curtains, but Christ Himself, in the beauty of His holiness and the peace of His pardoning grace. This book will drive pastors from the study to the pulpit, and parishioners from study to worship.”
- Rev. Brian Vos, Pastor, Trinity United Reformed Church, Caledonia, MI

“Danny Hyde has distinguished himself as someone who is historically and theologically grounded while consistently keeping things clear, Christ-centered, and relevant. This book on the tabernacle is no exception. Each chapter is a fine meal elegantly served up for the nourishment of the saints. I know now where I will turn first when it comes to books on the tabernacle.”
- Dr. Gerald M. Bilkes, Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

“This work on the tabernacle not only demonstrates how the tabernacle foreshadows Christ in its exposition of Exodus 25-40, it lays out principles to help people read the Old Testament properly. The appendix on 'Preaching the Pentateuch' is worth the price of the book. Such passionate preaching of the Old Testament is greatly needed in the church today.”
- Dr. Richard P. Belcher Jr, Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC; author, The Messiah and the Psalms

“In God in OUr Midst, Rev. Danny Hyde provides a true feast for the reader. He demonstrates a grasp of the Scriptures in terms of the grand storyline as well as the particular texts that flesh out the points he makes. His examination of the tabernacle - its building, sacrifices, personnel - are gateways to discuss a wide variety of theological matters and directions of rich, spiritual application. The tabernacle centers around the person and work of Jesus Christ. This book is rich in content devoted to theology and to piety. Lay members and ordained pastors will learn and relearn much in this book. Highly recommended!”
- Rev. Mark Vander Hart, Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, Dyer, IN

“As children learn with concrete objects and figures, the Old Testament people were taught by God with physical symbols such as the tabernacle. With centuries in between, most Christians have missed the beauty of God's provisional dwelling place. Danny Hyde takes us back in time through the lens of the New Testament to grasp God's artistic demonstration of His awesome and redeeming presence. What pointed to Christ in His first coming will shine with much more splendor in God's definitive tabernacle in the new heaven and new earth.”
- Dr. Heber Carlos de Campos Jr, Chaplain and Professor of Systematic Theology, Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil

“How refreshing to have a book that unlocks the treasures of this section of God's Word so clearly and so faithfully. Daniel Hyde has handed us not only an excellent series of devotional studies on the tabernacle, he has given us an example of how to allow Scripture to interpret Scripture....”
- Dr. David R. Jackson, Head Teacher, Biblical Studies, William Carey Christian School, Prestons, Australia; author, Crying Out for Vindication: The Gospel According to Job