The Sanctuary As a Model
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Sometimes we get confused about the sanctuary as described in Scripture. Is the earthly sanctuary of Old Testament times an exact replica of the heavenly sanctuary? If so, why? Do God and the angels need a visual representation of God’s holiness when they have the very presence of God Himself with them?

Certainly the items and the ritual of sacrifices in the temple courtyard do not exist in the heavenly sanctuary. The ultimate sacrifice, Christ’s death, has already happened, as prophesied. [...]

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 listed as “Rosalie Haffner Lee.”) The Review and Herald published two books by her (as Rosalie Haffner Lee). Let Me Tell You About My God: [...]

04: The Sanctuary and Worship – Teaching Plan
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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 of this text is.

B. Why did God ask Israel to make Him a dwelling place when no building can contain Him?

C. Personal Application: Do you really believe that [...]

The Sanctuary and Worship
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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. First some thoughts about Sunday’s topic, “That I may dwell among them.”

1. What was the purpose of establishing the Sanctuary? The God who made all [...]

Delighting in Sin
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Grapes

Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside. But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s nakedness. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father’s [...]

03: The Sabbath and Worship- Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Sabbath worship immortalizes God’s act of Creation, delivers us from sin, and gives us restoration to holiness.

[See Lesson 3: The Sabbath and Worship]

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 20:11.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. Why did God rest on the Sabbath? He doesn’t get tired. Why did He bless it and make that particular day holy?

C. Personal Application: In what ways do you make sure you [...]

03: Creation and Redemption – Thought Questions
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Timothy was sitting in a fifth grade general science class at an Adventist school when a thought struck him like a bolt from the blue. He waved his hand at the teacher.
“Yes, Timothy?”
“Did you say that God created the world in seven days?”
“That’s what the Bible tells us.”
“Well, I don’t think He could do that.”
“Why not?”
“Because there’s too much in the world. Fish and birds and bugs and worms and snakes. Plus the human body. And all the animals and [...]

The Sabbath, Creation and Faith
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Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.  He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” Revelation 14:6-7, NIV

Have you ever wondered why so many people are so eager to state that they cannot [...]

NIV December Bible Reading
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[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

Micah 6-7 & 2 Peter 1
Nahum 1-3 & 2 Peter 2
Habakkuk 1-3 & 2 Peter 3
Psalm 139-142
Zephaniah 1-3 & 1 John 1
Haggai 1-2 & 1 John 2
Zechariah 1-3 & 1 John 3
Zechariah 4-6 & 1 John 4
Zechariah 7-9 & 1 John 5
Zechariah 10-12 & 2 John
Zechariah 13-14 & 3 John
Malachi 1-4 & Jude
Psalm 143-146
Daniel 1-2
Daniel 3-4
Daniel 5-6
Daniel 7-8
Daniel 9-10
Daniel [...]

NIV November Bible Reading
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[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

Ezekiel 7-9 & Titus 1
Ezekiel 10-12 & Titus 2
Ezekiel 13-15 & Titus 3
Ezekiel 16-18 & Philemon
Psalm 127-130
Psalm 131-134
Ezekiel 19-21 & Hebrews 1
Ezekiel 22-24 & Hebrews 2
Ezekiel 25-27 & Hebrews 3
Ezekiel 28-30 & Hebrews 4
Ezekiel 31-33 & Hebrews 5
Ezekiel 34-36 & Hebrews 6
Ezekiel 37-39 & Hebrews 7
Ezekiel 40-42 & Hebrews 8
Ezekiel 43-45 & Hebrews 9
Ezekiel 46-48 & Hebrews 10
Hosea 1-3 [...]

NIV October Bible Reading
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[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

Isaiah 52-54 & Ephesians 6
Isaiah 55-57 Philippians 1
Psalms 115-118
Isaiah 58-60 & Philippians 2
Isaiah 61-63 & Philippians 3
Isaiah 64-66 & Philippians 4
Jeremiah 1-3 & Colossians 1
Jeremiah 4-6 & Colossians 2
Jeremiah 7-9 & Colossians 3
Jeremiah 10-12 & Colossians 4
Psalm 119
Psalms 120-122
Jeremiah 13-15 & 1 Thessalonians 1
Jeremiah 16-18 & 1 Thessalonians 2
Jeremiah 19-21 & 1 Thessalonians 3
Jeremiah 22-24 & 1 Thessalonians 4
Jeremiah [...]

NIV September Bible Reading
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[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

Proverbs 28-29 & 1 Corinthians 15
Proverbs 30-31 & 1 Corinthians 16
Ecclesiastes 1-3 & 2 Corinthians 1
Ecclesiastes 4-6 & 2 Corinthians 2
Ecclesiastes 7-9 & 2 Corinthians 3
Ecclesiastes 10-12
Psalms 105-107
Psalms 108-110
Song of Songs 1-2 & 2 Corinthians 4
Song of Songs 3-4 & 2 Corinthians 5
Song of Songs 5-6 & 2 Corinthians 6
Song of Songs 7-8 & 2 Corinthians 7
Isaiah 1-3 & [...]