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Station #3

Grab scriptures, a study notebook, and a pen! What insights do you find?

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EXODUS 27:16

What colors are there? What do the colors mean?

Hint: The following could be interpretations of the colors. 
Blue-- heaven
Purple-- royalty
Scarlet-- atonement
Linen (white)-- purity

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EXODUS 27:13-15

What direction does the gate face? 

How does the Tabernacle represent our journey back to God?

Hint: Adam & Eve exited the Garden of Eden going east. 
Alma 12:21

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JOHN 14:6

Why is the entrance only by Christ?

Matt 7:13-14

2 Nephi 9:41

Helaman 3:28

2 Nephi 31:17

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Core Message

Welcome to the gate of the Tabernacle. Did you notice that the gate is located on the East side of the courtyard? When Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, they departed eastward out of the garden. Now, the Lord was inviting the Israelites to enter back into His presence. Symbolically, they enter from the East. 

How many colors do you see?

Symbolically, what do you think each color could represent?

Possible answers:  

Blue 🡪 Heaven

Scarlet (red) 🡪 Atoning blood of Christ

Purple 🡪 Royalty

White 🡪 Purity 

Each color represents a role of Christ in our lives. 

As with our temples today, when we are on the outside, we are symbolically in the world. When we enter through the gate, we leave the world behind to enter the presence of the Lord. As you can see there is only one entrance into the Courtyard of Tabernacle. 

What might this symbolize to us today? 

Possible answer:  Jesus Christ is the only way to enter back into the presence of our Heavenly Father. “I am the gate; whosoever enters through me will be saved” (John 10:9)

Today as we are “recommended to the Lord” (Elder Rasband Oct 2020) we can enter holy temples and be taught more about Jesus Christ and His ways. 

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