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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”—4

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  • Two four-letter words
    • 1 Samuel 15:22-23—“To is better than sacrifice . . . for rebellion [disobedience] is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry [the worship of ].”
      • At the heart of our trouble with the 4-letter word “obey” is our trouble with the 4-letter word “ .”
      • After all doesn’t “obey” mean you must accept someone else’s authority over your ?
    • Romans 6:16-18—“. . . you are slaves of the one you —whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to , which leads to righteousness.”
      • Bob Dylan is right—“You’re gonna have to serve somebody”—so pick your  carefully.
    • John 15:5—“‘I am the Vine; you are the branches. If you abide   and I , you will bear much fruit.’”
    • John 14:15—“‘If you   Me,   [obey] My commandments.’”
  • One four-letter example
    • Obedience is by —i.e., obeying God comes through God.
    • Hebrews 2:13—“I will put My trust in Him” is called “the   of Jesus.”
    • Hebrews 5:7-9
      • F. F. Bruce: “. . . Son of God though he was—even he was granted no exemption from the common law that learning comes by suffering.” (Hebrews 130)
      • “Son though He was, He learned from what He suffered.”
      • “He became the source of eternal salvation for all who Him.”
      • F. F. Bruce: “We learn to be obedient because of the unpleasant consequences which follow disobedience. It was not so with him. . . . He set out from the start on the path of obedience to God, and learned by the sufferings which came his way in consequence just what obedience to God involved in practice in the conditions of human life on earth.” (Hebrews 131)
    • Yes, but what if the Tempter comes to me and whispers, ‘Indulge your desire’—what do I do then?”
      • You call upon “the faith of Jesus.”
      • “How do I do that?”
      • Repeat the 7 words: “I will put my trust in Him.”
      • And then walk away.
      • “But what if the devil follows me?”
      • Keep repeating “the faith of Jesus”—“I will put my trust in Him.”
    • Illus: Desire of Ages 668: “All true obedience comes from the heart. It was heart work with Christ. And if we consent, He will so identify Himself with our thoughts and aims [Christ in us], so blend our hearts and minds into conformity to His will [we in Christ], that when obeying Him we shall be but carrying out our own impulses. . . . When we know God as it is our privilege to know Him, our life will be a life of obedience. Through [1] an appreciation of the character of Christ, through [2] communion with God, sin will become hateful to us.”

 

“I will put my trust in Him.”

 

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Center for Adventist Research Book Sale

Hundreds of used Adventist books, pamphlets, periodicals, Ellen White books, audio-visuals, and more on sale. This event will run for 3 weeks, as long as materials last. For information email car@andrews.edu.

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Health & Fitness Expo

There will be something for everyone at the Health & Fitness Expo. We will be offering mini workouts, cooking demos, nutrition information, games, local health service information, opportunities on the Andrews University Campus and more.

Sunday, October 1, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Johnson Gym

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The Making of Daniel Movie Premiere

Join us for an exciting live world premiere event. The Making of Daniel takes you behind the scenes at the 2014 Forever Faithful International Camporee for an exclusive look at the making of the live five-night bible story. Be the first to see this inspiring film. The screening will be on the Andrews University campus in Buller Hall at the Newbold Auditorium. Admission is free, but space is limited. Watch the trailer and learn more at themakingofdaniel.com.

Sunday, September 24, 5:00 PM

Mommy and Daddy and Me

If you are a Mom, Dad or a Caregiver of children ages 0-5 please join us in the PMC nursery for this playgroup. We meet Tuesdays from 10—11:15 AM. You and your child may come and go as your schedule allows. Playtime is at 10:00 AM. Songs and crafts are at 10:30 AM and then more play. We do not meet the second Tuesday of the month. Contact mommyandme@pmchurch.org

The Spade Confirms the Book Revisited

2017 marks 50 years since the beginning of the Madaba Plains Project, a milestone in the Adventist archaeological community. Join us for this lecture that will revisit Siegfried H. Horn's landmark publication The Spade Confirms the Book, and will examine the role of archaeology in Biblical studies today.

September 30, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Pioneer Church Directory

Members are invited to be a part of Pioneer's first directory since 2009. Starting September 20, members can expect a call from coordinators Dave and Judy Nowack with a reminder to schedule your free family photo for the directory. Additional photos may be purchased from our vendor, Lifetouch.

Scheduling Opens: September 20

Photography Dates:

  • October 29 - November 2
  • November 5 - 9
  • November 12 - 16

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  • Please be sure to contact the church office at 269-471-3133 with any recent changes to your contact information.
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Should we be afraid when we think of the future? Can God be trusted? Who’s the Antichrist? Mingle with us at a round table experience as we discuss and present these questions and other Bible prophecy topics. Pre-register today and receive a FREE prophecy DVD on opening night.

Begins September 25, 7:30 PM
Location: Pioneer Memorial Church Youth Chapel

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Your Primary Sabbath school is looking for table teachers and program leaders to volunteer for the coming year. To help please contact Deborah at (574) 210-0909 or email drpark@andrews.edu.

Ocampo & Friends, "Homecoming at the Howard"

Sam Ocampo’s music is about an experience of praise, gratitude and love. Join us to mark Sam‘s 40th anniversary as a recording musician. Please join us at the Howard Performing Arts Center on September 24. Information online at howard.andrews.edu.

September 24, 7:00 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center
 

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