Christian Churches of God


No. CB108_2





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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Burnt Offering Altar



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 symbolizes. 



The Temple Solomon Built (No. CB107)

Burnt Offering Altar (No. CB108)

The Tabernacle in the Wilderness (No. CB42)  

Symbolism of Numbers (No. 7)

Who is Jesus? (No. CB2)

Trumpets (No. 136)

The City of God (No. 180)

Psalms from the Temple Worship (No. 87)

FAQs on Ezekiel Chapters 36-48 and the Sanctification of the Temple (No. 292)


Relevant Scriptures:

Exodus 27:1-8; 38:1-7; 2Chronicles 4:1; Psalm 118:27; Hebrews 9:1; 1John 1:7.


Open with prayer.

Ask the children what they think the altar of burnt offerings represents.

Conduct the lesson on the altar of burnt offering.

Conduct the activity associated with the altar of burnt offering.

Close with prayer.



  1. 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?

A.        Smaller.


Q3.      What type of metal was used when covering the altar?

A.         Bronze or copper.


Q4.      What was on the four corners of the altar of burnt offering?

A.        Four horns to bind the sacrifice.


Q5.      Name the animals that were used as a sacrifice offering?

A.        Bull, lamb, goat, ram, dove.


Q6.      Why did the priests offer up these sacrifices to God?

A.        To reunite the people or sinner to God.


Q7.      What are the times during the day when the sacrifices took place?

A.        By 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m.


Q8.      Why don’t we have to offer up an animal sacrifice to God today?

A.        Christ became our burnt offering and fulfilled the requirements of the animal sacrifices.


Q9.      Who had the responsibility for taking down and setting up the Tabernacle?

 A.       The priests.


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 New Jerusalem?

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?

A.        In the third heaven, in the north of the heavens to the earth.




  1. Children make clean animals that represent the sacrifices on the burnt altar (construction type activity)


2. Animal kingdom (movement type activity)


3. Animal Kingdom question and answer (cognitive type activity)