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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.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

More In This Series

“Gone Fishin’”—1


  • The Mission
    • John 17:18 Message—“‘In the same way that You [Father] gave Me a   in the world, I give them a in the world.’”
    • 2 Corinthians 5:18 TEV—“Christ changed us from enemies into His friends and gave us the of making others His friends also.”
    • John 20:21 NIV—“‘As the Father has sent Me, I am you.’”
    • Matthew 28:19-20 CEV—“‘Go to the people of all and make them My disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything I have told you.’”
    • Mark 1:17 NIV—“‘Come,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to for people.’”
      • We were born again to , because that is His metaphor for mission.
      • 3 John 4 NIV—“I have no greater   than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (“Nothing could make me .” Message)
  • The Story
    • Luke 5:1-5: “Push out into   water”—because that is where the fish are.
    • Luke 5:6-10: “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people with Me.”
      • Desire of Ages: “The deeper lesson which the miracle conveyed for the disciples is a lesson for us also—that He whose could gather the fishes from the sea could also impress human hearts, and draw them by the cords of His love, so that His servants might become ‘fishers of men.’” (249)
      • Desire of Ages: “The first thing to be learned by all who would become workers together with God is the lesson of self- .” (250)
      • Desire of Ages: “There is   to the usefulness of one who, by putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart, and lives a life wholly consecrated to God.” (250-251)


“Don’t be afraid—from now on you will fish for people with Me.”

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Electronics Recycling Event

Recycle your unwanted electronic items! Accepted items include computers, laptops, smart phones, monitors, TVs, telephones, cameras, DVD players, cords/ cables, printers, toner cartridges, cell phones, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances, and any other electronic items or items with a cord. A hazardous waste fee will be collected for ALL monitors and TVs. All other items are recycled free of charge.

May 10, 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Transportation Building

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the Michigan Community Services for the Blind Tandem Bikers Ride (July 31-August 6). We need consolers, bike captains, van drivers, sighted guides, janitors, and helpers in the kitchen. If you can help, contact Larry Hubbell ((248) 459-3165 or (248)634-4379). We also need a couple of drivers to help us drive blind campers to Wakonda Blind Camp in Wisconsin from June 28 to July 2-2017. If you can't volunteer and would like to help by giving a donation, make out your check to Michigan Conferance and put it in a tithe envelope, marked Blind Camp. Send it to Michigan Conferance Blind Camp, 812 Academy Rd., Holly, MI 48442.

Monterey Bay Academy Westwinds & Oceanaires

The select band, Westwinds, and select choir, Oceanaires from Monterey Bay Academy in California will be presenting a vespers concert, directed by Lance Downing. Please join us and be blessed.

Free Admission

April 28, 7:00 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center
Contact: (831) 728-1481 ext. 1272 

Boba Tea Fundraiser!

Come and join us on Thursday, April 27th from 11:30am-7:30pm in the Campus center on Andrews University  as we fundraise for the students and other spirited individuals who are going on a 2017 Haiti Missions Trip! We will be serving some of the best Vegan Bubble Tea around! Come and support this trip by getting your very own Boba Tea!

April 27, 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location: AU Campus Center

Great Lakes Adventist Academy Concert

Enjoy an hour of your favorite gospel melodies! Hear the themes of the gospel in the thundering powerful moments and revel in the whisper of the sweet and gentle words--all of this primed with the enthusiasm of this group's recent music film-production tour of Israel!

Monday, April 24, 7 p.m. 
Location: Niles Westside Adventist Church (1105 Grant St, Niles, MI)

AU Wind Symphony Spring Concert

The AU Wind Symphony, directed by Alan Mitchell, will present their annual spring concert. This will be the last concert directed by Alan Mitchell; after directing the ensemble for nearly three decades, Mitchell will enter retirement this summer. They will perform “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland, “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein, “Irish Tune from County Derry” by Percy Granger, and many more. The program will also feature two soloists. Call the HPAC Box Office at 471.3560 for tickets or visit www.howard.andrews.edu.

Sunday, April 23, 4:00 PM
Location: Howard Perfoming Arts Center

Pathfinder Bible Experience

The final PBE meet of the year is happening today in the Chicago area. Your PMC team is gathered with over 75 teams from across the country, Canada,  and England, and are having their final  test this morning. Please pray that God's Spirit give them quick minds and peace, and that the blessing of God's word stay with these kids as they complete this year's journey. They have worked hard studying Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and 1 & 2 Timothy.