About Corinne Knopper

Coming from a musical family, Corinne developed an interest in church music at an early age in New Zealand. In 1976 she came to Australia where she developed her interest in playing the trumpet and cornet. She played in the Avondale Brass Band for many years. She also played in the Waratah Brass, The Australian National Brass Band Champions. During this time she has also taught trumpet and cornet. She has also combined her music skills with computing to produce brass band scores. Currently Corinne works in the Avondale College Admissions Office. Her love of music and her interest in Bible study gives her a unique insight into music that expands our appreciation of the lesson.

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 13: The Gospel and the Church
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Sabbath Afternoon’s introduction story to the lesson study immediately gives us: Hymn 369, “Bringing in the Sheaves” with the thoughts finalising in: “the Spirit leads us to put others before ourselves” and Hymn 262, “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”. The end of Sunday’s study points us to: Hymn 367, “Rescue the Perishing”. If you are blessed to … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 12: Living by the Spirit
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We open our singing time with Hymn 334, “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” as is noted in the very first sentence of the lesson pamphlet this week. Sundays’ study of ‘Walking with the Spirit’ is unpacked in the following hymns: Hymn 315, “O for a Closer Walk!” Hymn 544, “O Let Me Walk With … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 11 Freedom in Christ
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The first Bible text we open to on commencing our study this week, Gal 5:1 says “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free…” (NIV) which brings us the following hymns: Hymn 292, “Jesus, I Come”, Hymn 345, “Christ Is the World’s True Light”, Hymn 460, “As Water to the Thirsty”, and Hymn … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 10: The Two Covenants
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Hymn 109, “Marvelous Grace of our Loving Lord” comes directly from the introduction to the weeks’ lesson study and threads its way through the lesson study for the whole week. Sunday’s lesson states that “God dealt with humanity by means of a series of covenant promises that centered on a coming Redeemer” with these hymns … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – 9: Paul’s Pastoral Appeal
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The introduction to our lesson study for this week shows that Paul appeals to the Galatians in a broad sense which “shows just how important correct doctrine is.” There are two hymns that come to mind with this theme: Hymn 203, “This is the Three-Fold Truth” and Hymn 612 “Onward, Christian Soldiers” and we could … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – 8: From Slaves to Heirs
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The title of this weeks’ lesson study, along with the Memory Text: Galations 4:7, give us our first hymn for this week, Hymn 594, “Heir of the Kingdom”. As we study further into the week, Hymn 568, “Make Me a Captive, Lord, and then I shall be free” is a theme that keeps coming back … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – 7: The Road to Faith
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The introduction to our lesson study this week shows us just how easy it can be to become lost, but Hymn 373, “Seeking the Lost’ adds to the encouragement the Bible gives us, as does Hymn 108, “Amazing Grace”. Sunday’s thoughts give us the Hymn 518, “Standing on the Promises” and with this hymn we … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 6: The Priority of the Promise
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The Memory Text instantly brings to mind: Hymn 518, “Standing on the Promises” followed closely by Hymn 331, “O Jesus, I Have Promised”. This theme is presented again in Thursday’s lesson. Sunday and Monday’s lessons include the word “Faith” for which there are so many hymns that may be chosen: Hymn 533, “O for a … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 4: Old Testament Faith
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The memory text for this weeks’ lesson study instantly brings to mind Hymn 337 or 338, “Redeemed! How I Love to Proclaim It”. This theme continues in Thursday’s lesson study. We are redeemed by Christ. In Sunday’s lesson, it appears the Galatians have forgotten what Hymn 237, “In the cross of Christ I glory” says. … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 4: Justification by Faith Alone
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The word “Faith” in the title of this weeks’ lesson study opens a plethora of hymns in our Seventh-day Adventist Church Hymnal. Here are a few from which to choose to enhance your worship time: Hymn 100, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Hymn 132, “O Come, All Ye Faithful” Hymn 169 or 170, “Come, You Faithful” … [Click to read more …]