Worship in the Early Church
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Read for This Week’s Study: Acts 1:1–11, 2:14–41, 17:15–34, 18:1–16, 1 Corinthians 13. Memory Text: “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal” (1 Corinthians 13:1, NIV). Soon after Christ returned to heaven, the early church began to … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: In Spirit and In Truth
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Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, “God With Us,” pp. 19–26, in The Desire of Ages. “Not by seeking a holy mountain or a sacred temple are men brought into communion with heaven. Religion is not to be confined to external forms and ceremonies. The religion that comes from God is the only religion that … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Mary’s Song of Praise and Worship
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Though Mary, the mother of Jesus, has been the subject of an intense amount of religious interest through the centuries, most of that interest is tradition derived from a host of sources that are not rooted in Scripture. Nevertheless, in the question of Christ’s coming to earth, Mary played a crucial and pivotal role: in … [Click to read more …]

Rosalie Zinke – Worship Lesson Author
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Rosalie H Zinke, the lesson author of Worship, the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide for the third quarter of 2011, previously authored Sabbath School lessons for the fourth quarter 1983 entitled Songs of Experience and the first quarter 1991, called Crisis, Change and Challenge on the book of Samuel. (You will find the author … [Click to read more …]

A Passion for Souls – Inside Story
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Razzak stopped at the door of the Christian church in Kolkota (Calcutta), India. Ever since he was a child he had wondered about Jesus. The door was open, and being curious, he walked inside. The pastor greeted him and told him more about Jesus and introduced him to the plan of salvation. Razzak left the … [Click to read more …]

Faith Full Circle – Inside story
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Maria Villaroel lives on Easter Island, one of the most remote places on earth. This small island, known for its mysterious stone statues, lies more than two thousand miles west of South America. Maria’s husband, Atillio, traveled to Easter Island in 1975, leaving Maria and their infant son behind in Chile. During her husband’s absenceMaria … [Click to read more …]