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 …]

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 …]

Prophecy and Scripture – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Peter declares that God’s prophetic Word is more certain than personal experiences, because its origin is in the Holy Spirit. Lesson 10, June 3, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Peter 1:19. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What … [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 …]