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WINTER LESSON 2015 -
What we Bring to God
January 3 A Bride Worth Waiting For . . . . . . . . . .Genesis 29:15-30
January 10 The most Beautiful Bride. . . . . . . . . .Songs of Song 6:4-12
January 17 An Unfaithful Bride . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .Hosea 1:1-11
January 24 A Wedding in Cana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John 2:1-12
January 31 The Death of a Friend. . . . . . . . . . . . . .John 11:38-44
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Next Quarter Lesson
The Gift of Faith
QUARTER AT A GLANCE
THE THEME OF TRADITION is the focal point of this guarter of studies, entitled "Sacred Gifts and Holy Gatherings." In that regard, the lesson provide a look at some of the God-ordained traditions that became an integral part of the life of his people in biblical times.
The word tradition often draws negative reactions. Some view traditions as practices that are adhered to for no reason other than "we've always done it that way." Thinking people, so it is said, don't blindly accept traditions; such people aare parpared to think and act "outside the box."
There is however, great value in staying "inside the box", if God is the one who has designed the box! Traditions instituted by God merit our respect and our obsevance. Traditions (even those not specifically authorized by God) can offer order and structure in a world characterized by the chaotic disorder of sin.
God gave the ancient Israelites a series of directves for insituting what could be called traditions. These included observances such as the weekly Sabbath (lesson 1) and the annual Day of Atonement (lesson 12). Requirements that accompanied their observances (alon with the punishment for any violations) were made clear.
Thought to Remember
The testimony of the Bible is clear.