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Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and one granddaughter.

“STORM: Finding Jesus in the Gathering Dark”—3

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  • Two sides to the coin
    • Jesus: “If you remain in Me [ are in Christ] and I remain in you [Christ is in ], then you will bear much fruit.”
    • Two sides to the Salvation Coin:
      • → Christ = forgiveness/justification
      • Christ →   = fruit/sanctification
      • Galatians 2:20—“I am crucified with Christ [ are in Christ]: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me [Christ is in ]: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
    • The “Christ is in us” side of the coin:
      • John 15:5—“‘Abide in Me and I .’”
      • Galatians 2:20—“Christ lives .”
      • Galatians 4:19—“My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed .”
      • Ephesians 3:17—“ . . . so that Christ may dwell in through faith . . .”
      • Colossians 1:27—“ . . . God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this [Gospel] mystery, which is Christ , the hope of glory.”
      • Revelation 3:20—“‘Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will and eat with that person, and they with me.’”
    • Jesus—“‘I am the Vine and you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much .”
      • For God—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit—bearing fruit is a huge deal—because it is the only way to that the branch is truly connected to the Vine.
      • Luke 13:6-9—“‘If it bears   next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”
      • Galatians 5:22-23 NRSV—“The   of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
      • Job was bearing fruit that showed he had the faith of Jesus: “Though He slay me, yet will I   Him” (Job 13:15).
      • And what is “the faith of Jesus”? “I will put My   in Him” (Hebrews 2:13).
      • There will be a generation at the end of time that will demonstrate the faith of , because they have the faith of .
      • And the faith of Jesus is revealed in the fruit of the .
    • Desire of Ages 677: “‘Herein is My Father glorified,’ said Jesus, ‘that ye bear much fruit.’ God desires to manifest through you the holiness, the benevolence, the compassion, of His own . Yet the Saviour does not bid the disciples to bear fruit. He tells them to   in Him.”
    • Mike Mason—“Marriage, even under the very best of circumstances, is a crisis—one of the major crises of life—and it is a dangerous thing not to be aware of this. Whether it turns out to be a healthy, challenging, and constructive crisis or a disastrous nightmare depends largely upon how willing the partners are to be changed, how malleable they are. Yet ironically, it is some of the most hardened and crusty and unlikely people in the world who plunge themselves into the arms of marriage and thereby submit in almost total naiveté to the two most transforming powers know to the human heart: the love of another person and the gracious love of God. So be prepared for ! Be prepared for the most sweeping and revolutionary of a lifetime.’’ (The Mystery of Marriage: As Iron Sharpens Iron 60-61)
  • One example to follow
    • Matthew 4:4—“‘It is written: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every   that comes from the mouth of God.”’”
    • Psalm 40:8/Hebrews 10:7—“‘I desire to do Your will, my God; Your   is within My heart.’”
    • Psalm 119:11—“I have hidden Your   in my heart that I might not sin against You.”
    • Psalm 16:8-10—“I will keep my eyes always on the LORD. With Him at My right hand, I will not be shaken. . . . because You will   abandon Me to the realm of the dead, will You let Your faithful one see decay.”
    • Cameron Schofield: “If you don’t get anything else out of this study, I want you to listen carefully and get this. Take it home with you and do not forget it. How was it that Christ was able to give himself up into the hands of the Father? How was it that no matter how dark the malignity of sin was, how terrible the weight of guilt, how impossible it seemed that there was any way out, how did He conquer? He believed that God would keep His . By faith Christ was victorious! ‘And this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.’ 1 John 5:4. Is your faith the faith of Jesus?” (Heralding the Loud Cry 94)
    • Desire of Ages 677: “It is through the   that Christ abides in His followers. . . . The words of Christ [in the Gospels] are spirit and life. Receiving them, you receive the life of the Vine. You live ‘by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’ Matthew 4:4. The life of Christ in you produces the same   as in Him. Living in Christ, adhering to Christ, supported by Christ, drawing nourishment from Christ, you bear fruit after the similitude of Christ.”
    • If you want to abide in Christ and want Him to abide in you, everyday ask for the   of Jesus as you read the   of God.

 

“Abide in Me and I in you”

 

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Guilt-Free Desserts

A food demonstration will be presented by Sher Rudi that is a part of a health emphasis weekend.

April 22, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Location: Village Church Family Center

Day of Hope and Compassion

Hundreds of thousands of Adventists in North America will engage their neighbors and surrounding communities showing the love of God and the compassion of Jesus in practical ways. Adventist Churches, Elementary Schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities and Hospitals across our territory will proclaim, not only with words, but with actions that we are the people of hope and compassion. This cannot happen without your participation. Join us in celebrating the Day of Hope and Compassion. For more information, please visit www.compassionmovement.org. The social media hashtags for the Day of Hope and Compassion are #dayofhope #compassion.

April 21-22

Where's the Directory?

The 2018 directory is still being worked on very hard by the committee to ensure accuracy when submitted to Lifetouch. We're hoping to have it submitted by the end of April.
— PMC Directory Committee

Requesting Book Donations

Integritas Adventist Academy a bilingual school in Romania needs, NKJV Bibles, Hymnals, EG White books, biographies and true stories (Hiding Place, God's Smuggler, I Will Die Free, etc.) DIY books (construction, design, beekeeping, agriculture, gardening, etc.), computer proficiency (MS Office training, accounting, typing, video editing, photography, etc.), animal stories, science books, atlases that are current, materials for learning a foreign language. Please limit donations to books that pass the Philippians 4:8 test. If you can afford to ship the books yourself here is the address: Integritas Adventist Academy, Str. Dezrobirii nr. 63, Tragu Mures, jud. Mures, 540243, Romania. Otherwise please contact me: Vivien Oxley, (269) 930-0113 or vivienoxley@gmail.com

The Aeolians of Oakwood University

Originally organized in 1946 by the late Dr. Eva B. Dykes, they are currently directed by Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand, who is in his 10th season. Whether it be sharing in worship during rehearsal, or ministering at church; whether it be competing in a world-class competition, the Aeolians are there to answer the call and to do the will of the Lord. Please come and be blessed by their music and ministry.

April 21, 8:30 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center

Gorgeous 2 God

Erica Jones, the assistant director for NAD Women’s Ministries, is presenting Gorgeous 2 God: A Conversation for Young Ladies aged 13 years old and up. Spread the news to your daughters, nieces, and granddaughters! We will enjoy a social afterward! For additional info, call (917) 435-5687.

April 28, 4:00 PM
Location: PMC Earliteen Loft

The Power of Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy

The Power of Natural Remedies and Hydrotherapy Workshop is a one-week workshop that provides over 30 hours of cutting-edge, evidence-based science with the Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle message. Topics include the power and practical application of natural remedies for vibrant health, prevention and lifestyle intervention for lifestyle diseases. Hydrotherapy hands-on labs show practical hot/cold treatments and massage. Join us for the power-packed week of learning and fun. GSEM 648 Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy—2 Credits. The class is open to Health Professionals and Community Participants for $350. Attending spouse receives a 50% discount. For more information and to register: 269.471.3541, chis@andrews.edu or www.andrews.edu/go/nrhw

May 7-11
Location: Seminary Building

New Traffic Pattern

The Health & Wellness Center construction work has kicked into high gear this week with the removal of pavement on the south side of the PMC traffic circle and the addition of fill and grading. New sanitary lines and water lines have also been installed under the PMC circle.

Starting Sabbath, March 24, there is a new traffic pattern as you drive past the church. Please note all posted signage and the new 4-way stop. 

  • There will now be a two-way road on the north side of the circle. This will be the new route for all traffic heading east and west on West Campus Circle Drive. Be advised the road will be rough through this area until the new pavement is complete. For details on traffic flow, see the map here.
  • West Campus Circle Drive at the south side of PMC will be barricaded in order to complete curb construction. East- and west-bound traffic will route to the north, which will temporarily require closure of the drop-off area on the south side of PMC. There will be signs at the usual drop-off area directing traffic to the parking lot side of PMC for drop-offs. Please respect these directional signs to assist in smooth traffic flow at the south side of PMC.
  • The intersection at University Boulevard and West Campus Circle Drive will be a four-way stop during construction. Please be aware of and yield to pedestrians crossing the roads in these areas.

Knitting Hearts Together

Help provide tangible comfort to the bereaved and seriously ill. Join this ministry to create and/or deliver hand-crafted items.

April 24, 7:00 PM
September 12, 7:00 PM
Location: MacCarty Residence
Contact: Alice Williams - alicew@andrews.edu | (269) 461-6815
              Lyn MacCarty - maccarty@sbcglobal | (269) 471-9060 or (269) 208-3377

Get Your Life Back!

Depression & Anxiety Recovery Seminar by nationally acclaimed depression recovery/research specialist, Dr. Neil Nedley (via video and with locally trained presenters). Thursdays, March 29—May 17, 6:30- 8:30 PM (9 sessions). Info session will be held March 15. 

Information Session: March 15, 6:30 PM
Seminar Dates: Thursdays, March 29 - May 17, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Location: Village SDA Church
Register: (269) 471-7795

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