Course Description

The Tabernacle was a sanctuary that God commanded Moses to build as the center of Israel's worship throughout their wilderness wanderings until Solomon built a more permanent temple. The Tabernacle provided a means by which the glory of God could dwell in the midst of his people. Its symbolism and ritual taught Israel about God's holiness, their sinfulness, his atonement for their sins, and principles by which they might draw near to his presence. This workshop gives an overview of the Tabernacle, focusing on how its symbolism pointed to Christ and his work on our behalf. Special consideration is given to practical application for drawing closer to God and growing in holiness.


Travis Arnold, Professor of Theology

MA, Biblical & Theology Studies, Western Seminary

Travis graduated from Portland Bible College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Theology. He briefly served Pastor Frank Damazio as his assistant before returning to PBC in 2008 to teach full time. He earned his Master's in Biblical and Theological Studies at Western Seminary. Travis also serves as an elder at Mannahouse. He and his wife Rachel live just outside Portland in Vancouver, Washington with their three young children. Their mutual passion is that of Ezra: “to study the law of the Lord and to practice it, and to teach his statutes and ordinances in Israel" (Ezra 7:10).

Workshop Content

  • 1


    • Welcome

  • 2


    • Session 01: Overview of the Tabernacle

    • Session 02: Tabernacle of Holiness

    • Session 03: Personal Application