08: Distractions from Worship – Discussion Questions
Joyce Griffith

The Marshes had just moved to town and were exploring ideas for church attendance. The church they thought they liked best was an hour and a half drive away and overlooked a small valley of evergreen trees. It was small but beautiful, and the people seemed friendly. The closest church was a bigger and older … [Click to read more …]

08: Conformity, Compromise, and Crisis – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Compromise between our own inclinations and God’s direction can lead to false worship, but we are to call and be called to repentance, obedience, and worship of the one true God. 1. Have a volunteer read I Kings 11:1-4. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

07: Worship In the Psalms – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought:  The Psalms give voice to the heart cries of seekers after God in a living dialogue of pleas, assurance, blessing, praise, and celebration.   1.     Have a volunteer read Psalm 73:12-17. A.  Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B.   … [Click to read more …]

06: Worship and Song and Praise – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought:  Song is an important medium whereby we express our contrition and need, recount God’s goodness, and offer Him glory and praise. 1.     Have a volunteer read I Chronicles 16:7-12. A.    Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B.   Why is it important to … [Click to read more …]

06: Majesty and praise in worship – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Make Your Own Music The psalmist David loved music. Maybe he played the drum or blew on a horn. Or maybe he sang in a sweet tenor voice. The Bible doesn’t tell us. But the Bible tells us clearly that David played a harp. David learned to express his deepest feelings in music. Have you … [Click to read more …]

05: Lesson Questions by JG
Joyce Griffith

The following questions may be helpful to you in presenting the lesson to a class, at home, or alone. They are provided with the hope that they stir you to think and pray and not just react. Each set of questions corresponds to a section of the SSNET Lesson Guide, for this week Lesson 5. … [Click to read more …]

Was that funny?
Joyce Griffith

“I liked that joke the pastor told in the sermon this morning,” Rolly said during lunch at home after the church service. “Didn’t you?” He shot a look at his dad and then his mom. “Joke?” repeated Dad. “I didn’t hear a joke.” “Honey, you were late getting to the sanctuary today,” Rolly’s mom said. … [Click to read more …]

Rosalie Zinke – Worship Lesson Author

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 …]

04: The Sanctuary and Worship – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

See Rejoicing Before the Lord: The Sanctuary and Worship (July 23) Key Thought: The sanctuary worship services centered on God’s provisions to save us from sin and make us holy on a daily basis. 1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 25:1-9. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

The Sanctuary and Worship
Joyce Griffith

This week we are looking closely at the holy sanctuary, a subject that is fascinating to all Christians who base their faith on the whole Bible. Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself as you read and study the workings of the sanctuary in the desert as told in Exodus and Deuteronomy. … [Click to read more …]