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 22, 2017

More In This Series

“Gone Fishin’”—3



  • A fishing story
    • Matthew 13:47-51
    • The Big Fisherman to the little fishermen: “You must learn this lesson: you do the —I do the .”
  • Three points
    • Point #1—When the Gospel Net is let down it catches all   of fish.
    • Point #2—The fish (people) get separated at the   the world.
    • Point #3—The ones who do the sorting at the end of the world (in the Great Judgement) are the , not the .
      • “Don’t be afraid—from now on you will fish for .” (Luke 5:10)
  • Three anxiety relievers
    • Anxiety Reliever #1—I don’t have to decide who gets “netted” for .
    • Anxiety Reliever #2—I don’t have to decide who gets “netted” for .
    • Anxiety Reliever #3—Because I don’t have to do the —all I need to do is the .

Jim Cymbala:  “Christians often hesitate to reach out to those who are . They want God to clean the fish before they catch them. If someone’s gold ring is attached to an unusual body part, if the person doesn’t smell the best, or if the skin color is not the same, Christians tend to hesitate. But think for a moment about God reaching out to us. If ever there was a “reach,” that was it: the holy, pure Deity extending himself to us who were soiled, evil-hearted, unholy. God could have said, ‘You’re so different from me, so distasteful, I would really rather not get too close to you.’ But he didn’t say that. It was our very that drew his hand of love.” (Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People 141)

  • Ellen White: “[Christ] has not committed to us the work of judging character and motive. He knows our nature too well to entrust this work to us. Should we try to uproot from the church those whom we suppose to be spurious Christians, we should be sure to make mistakes. Often we regard as hopeless subjects the very ones whom Christ is drawing to Himself.” (Christ’s Object Lessons 71)
  • How to fish for people
    • Ask God at the beginning of every day to lead you to someone who needs what can offer.
    • Ask God to help you make an to someone.
      • “The Big Day” (September)
      • “Unlocking Revelation (October)
      • “God’s Boot Camp” (October)
    • Ask God every morning to be at work in the lives of   people you know who need Jesus.
      • A story: “This is the smell of the world I died for.”


We do the fishing—He does the sorting




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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.