Churches of God
Burnt Offering Altar
(Edition 1.0 20070912-20070912)
This lesson reviews the basic concepts found
in the paper Burnt Offering Altar (No. CB108) and
provides various ways of reinforcing the subject matter.
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To review the basic concepts related to the
altar of burnt offerings and the symbolism that is involved in the text.
1. Children will be able to understand the meaning of what was
sacrificed on the altar of burnt offerings.
2. Children will be able to identify the two times a day when
sacrifices were offered.
3. Children will be able to know the altar of burnt offerings increased
in size from the Tabernacle in the Wilderness to the Temple Solomon built.
4. Children will understand why there is not an altar of burnt offering
in the City of God.
5. Children will understand what the altar of burnt offering
The Temple Solomon Built (No.
Burnt Offering Altar (No. CB108)
The Tabernacle in the Wilderness
Symbolism of Numbers (No. 7)
Who is Jesus? (No. CB2)
Trumpets (No. 136)
The City of
God (No. 180)
the Temple Worship (No. 87)
FAQs on Ezekiel Chapters 36-48
and the Sanctification of the Temple (No. 292)
38:1-7; 2Chronicles 4:1; Psalm 118:27; Hebrews 9:1; 1John
Ask the children what they think the altar
of burnt offerings represents.
Conduct the lesson on the altar of burnt
Conduct the activity associated with the
altar of burnt offering.
Close with prayer.
- Read through the paper The Burnt Altar (No. CB108) unless it is
read as a sermonette.
2. Questions and Answers.
Q1. When going into the
Temple courtyard what is the first piece of furniture you would see?
A. Altar of burnt offerings.
Q2. Was the first altar of burnt offerings in the Tabernacle in the
Wilderness smaller or larger than the second altar in the Temple Solomon built?
type of metal was used when covering the altar?
A. Bronze or copper.
was on the four corners of the altar of burnt offering?
A. Four horns to bind the sacrifice.
the animals that were used as a sacrifice offering?
A. Bull, lamb, goat, ram,
Q6. Why did the priests offer up these sacrifices
To reunite the people or sinner to God.
Q7. What are the times during the day when the
sacrifices took place?
By 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m.
Q8. Why don’t we have to offer up an animal
sacrifice to God today?
became our burnt offering and fulfilled the requirements of the animal
Q9. Who had the responsibility for taking down
and setting up the Tabernacle?
Q10. Christ’s sacrifice
cleanses us from sin and brings us back to the Father, if we do what?
A. Confess our sins.
Q11. Will there be an altar of burnt offering in
the Millennial Temple?
A. Yes, but only for the morning sacrifice.
Q12. Will there be an altar of burnt offering in the
City of God?
A. No, because there will be no more sin.
Q13. Why is there no longer a Temple needed in the
A. Because God and Christ will be the Light
and the Temple.
Q14. Where did Christ sit after He was resurrected
and went to the Father?
A. The right hand of God.
Q15. Where is God
the Father’s Throne?
In the third heaven, in the north of the heavens to the
- Children make clean
animals that represent the sacrifices on the burnt altar (construction
- Supplies needed: clay or sculpey,
possibly paint or markers to colour the animals.
- Have the children draw one of the following names to see which
children are making which animals: bull, lamb, dove, ram, goat.
- Bake the sculpey if necessary.
- Once hardened, paint the animals if needed.
- Children can also make pails, shovels etc. for the burnt altar
and altar of incense.
2. Animal kingdom (movement type activity)
- Play outdoors or large indoor area where you do not need to be
concerned with noise.
- Divide the children into 5 teams: bull, lamb, dove, ram, goat;
the children must pick/select a keeper of the animals for each team.
- Hide beans in the play area before the children arrive.
- Once the children are divided into teams and the keepers of
the animals are selected, the rules are explained to the children. The
object of the game is to find as many pieces of food as possible (i.e.
beans). The animals may not pick up the food/beans; only the keeper of
the animals may do that. When a child finds a bean he/she may need to
make a sound like their team animal would make, and the keeper runs to
collect the bean/food.
- When the time is completed the team with the most food is the
- Discuss why the above animals were used, i.e. all clean
animals for the sacrifices. Briefly talk about when the sacrifices
occurred and which animals were offered daily on Sabbath, and reference
Numbers 28 for the sacrifices.
3. Animal Kingdom question and answer (cognitive type
- Continue to keep the children in the same teams and just
review the Q and A, starting with one group of children/animals and going
to the next group until they get the question correct.
- Another version could be played by reading the question and
the team that wants to respond has to make their animal sound to answer
- A third version would be for each child to have a piece of
paper on which he/she draws a picture of his/her animal. Once the
question is read they must hold up their paper with their sacrificial
animal on it to answer.