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 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 …]

Singing with Inspiration – 3: The Unity of the Gospel
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Our Sabbath afternoon introduction to this weeks’ lesson has: Hymn 518, “Standing on the Promises”, and Hymn 610, “Stand Like the Brave” ringing in my ears. To these we may add: Hymn 618, “Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!”. Martin Luther stood firm and as Ellen White says “his unwavering firmness was the means of … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 2: Paul’s Authority and Gospel
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“Gospel” is the word that is frequently used for this weeks’ lesson studies. There are two hymns in the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal that reflect on this word: Hymn 368, “Watchman, Blow the Gospel Trumpet” and Hymn 378, “Go, Preach My Gospel”. These two hymns could end up being the theme hymns for this quarters lesson … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 1: Paul Apostle to the Gentiles
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Saul of Tarsus was fighting for his faith, although misguided by his spiritual blindness (Tuesday’s lesson study) until, “finally on his way to Damascus, through a miraculous encounter with the risen Jesus, Saul chose to fight no longer” (Monday’s lesson study). Instead he went on to become Paul and now he did as in Hymn … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 13
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The first Bible text in this weeks lesson, Isaiah 53:5, 6, reminded me of two songs from Handel’s “Messiah”; Chorus 24 “Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs” and “No 26 Chorus “ All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray”. The Memory Text then follows the story very closely with many beautiful hymns of the story … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 12
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“The Bible is clear that such a judgment will come” says our introduction to the lesson study for the week: Hymn 416, “The Judgment Has Set”, and there is to be a second coming of Jesus (again in Wednesday’s study) as in Hymn 213, “Jesus Is Coming Again”. We are encouraged in Sundays’ lesson that … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 10
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Sabbath afternoon’s introduction to our studies for the week made a strong and wise statement followed by a question: “So if Jesus and Peter took the Bible seriously, how dare we do otherwise ourselves?” Peter was sure of what he believed in and he would have had pleasure in singing: Hymn 511, “I Know Whom … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 9
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A Precious Faith is obtained as a gift from God, says Sunday’s study, making one realise that we all would like to have such a faith. Hymn 533 – “O for a Faith” will enhance this sentiment. 2 Peter 1:4 raises Hymn 518 – “Standing on the Promises” as a reminder to all of the … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 8
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The whole of this week’s lesson study brings out the beautiful Hymn 489, (or tune in 490), “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” as the basis of the study time. “The overarching theme” in the Bible reveals the work of God in Hymn 373, “Seeking The Lost”. Sunday’s study paints this picture clearly for us, and … [Click to read more …]