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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, May 20, 2017

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  • The Plot
    • Testimonies: "We are living in the time of the end. . . . The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth. . . . The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones. . . . Men possessed of demons are taking the lives of men, women, and little children. Men have become infatuated with vice, and every species of evil prevails. . . . The cries of starving humanity are coming up before God, while by every species of oppression and extortion men are piling up colossal fortunes." (vol 9 p 11)
    • Luke 4:31-37
    • Desire of Ages: "He who had conquered Satan in the wilderness of temptation was again brought face to face with His enemy. The demon exerted all his power to retain control of his victim. To lose ground here would be to give Jesus a victory. It seemed that the tortured man must lose his life in the struggle with the foe that had been the ruin of his manhood. But the Saviour spoke with authority, and set the captive free. The man who had been possessed stood before the wondering people happy in the freedom of self-possession. Even the demon had testified to the divine power of the Saviour. The man praised God for his deliverance. The eye that had so lately glared with the fire of insanity, now beamed with intelligence, and overflowed with grateful tears. The people were dumb with amazement." (256)
  • The Point
  • Habakkuk 1:5-6, 14-17
  • The Big Bad Fisherman
    • Isaiah 14:3-4, 12-15
    • Ezekiel 28:14-15, 17-19
    • Story of Redemption: "I was shown Satan as he once was, a happy, exalted angel. Then I was shown him as he now is. He still bears a kingly form. His features are still noble, for he is an angel fallen. But the expression of his countenance is full of anxiety, care, unhappiness, malice, hate, mischief, deceit, and every evil. That brow which was once so noble, I particularly noticed. His forehead commenced from his eyes to recede. I saw that he had so long bent himself to evil that every good quality was debased, and every evil trait was developed. His eyes were cunning, sly, and showed great penetration. His frame was large, but the flesh hung loosely about his hands and face. As I beheld him, his chin was resting upon his left hand. He appeared to be in deep thought. A smile was upon his countenance, which made me tremble, it was so full of evil and satanic slyness. This smile is the one he wears just before he makes sure of his victim, and as he fastens the victim in his snare, this smile grows horrible." (45)
    • 2 Thessalonians 2:4
    • Revelation 13:4, 8
    • Revelation 12:17
  • Luke 4:36—The Gospel According to the Crowd: "With authority and power He gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!"
  • Colossians 2:13, 15
  • The Great Controversy: "In the Savior’s expiring cry, ‘It is finished,’ the death knell of Satan was rung. The great controversy which had been so long in progress was then decided, and the final eradication of evil was made certain." (503)
  • Revelation 12:11
  • How to overcome the dragon by the blood of the Lamb:
    • Testimonies: "When Satan would fill your mind with despondency, gloom, and doubt, resist his suggestions. Tell him of the blood of Jesus, that cleanses from all sin. You cannot save yourself from the tempter’s power, but he trembles and flees when the merits of that precious blood are urged." (vol 5 p 317)
    • Testimonies: "Satan cannot endure to have his powerful rival appealed to, for he fears and trembles before His strength and majesty. At the sound of fervent prayer, Satan’s whole host trembles." (vol 1 p 346)

"They overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb"

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Grief Share Support Group

A support group for those mourning the loss of a spouse, family member, or friend is available at the Village SDA Church, Fireside Room.

September 10, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Village SDA Church
Contact: Shirley Gammon (989) 427-5669
               Linda Pellandini (517) 243-2767

House of Prayer

On Wednesday, August 30, at 7AM (youth chapel) and again at 7PM (sanctuary) House of Prayer moves into a new season focusing on how to be baptized by the Holy Spirit. Join others in this intercessory prayer experience at the time that fits your week. We will share Helmut Haubeil’s powerful appeal (English translation), Steps to Revival: Being Filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 4:31.

August 30, 7AM & 7PM

SciFest & ArtFest 2017

Andrews University invites high school students to register ASAP for SciFest 2017, to take place Sept. 21-23. This annual STEM weekend offers high school students a unique college experience on the University’s main campus in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Come explore the seven STEM departments at Andrews, and find out what this year's theme, Cells, means in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. Students will participate in hands-on laboratory projects in each of these departments. This event culminates with a team Quiz Bowl game show, where each school displays their STEM knowledge in the hopes of winning a trophy and academic scholarships. ArtFest will run concurrently on campus with the theme, Building Blocks.

September 21 - 23
Location: Andrews University
Contact (SciFest): stemconnect@andrews.edu
Contact (ArtFest): commdept@andrews.edu

Adventurer Leaders/Teacher Needed

The PMC Adventurer Club is looking for a dynamic, interactive and creative teacher to lead our Little Lambs class (4-yearolds) for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, we need assistant leaders to help in various leadership areas. Please contact us at adventurers@pmchurch.org.

Elkhart Adventist Christian School

Elkhart Adventist Christian School is looking for garden and carpentry tools, as well as sewing machines. To help please call Cathy at (574) 470-8510.

Village Adventist Elementary School

Village Adventist Elementary School is looking for a part-time Spanish para-professional teacher, and after-school care providers.

Contact: wbaldwin@vaes.org

Walking in Johnson Gym

There is free walking in the Johnson Gym 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 9:00 AM for all age groups.

Solar Eclipse Trip with Andrews University

The Department of Physics has planned an overnight trip to Highland Academy in Portland, Tennessee for a 100% viewing of the solar eclipse on August 21. This is the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States since 1979. Early bird registration has been extended through August 10. Visit andrews.edu/physics and click on “2017 Solar Eclipse Trip” for more information (including itinerary) and to register. Questions? Call Kelly at (269) 471-3430. 

PMC Primary Sabbath School

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.

New Student Picnic

Help us welcome our new students with a picnic on the lawn immediately following second service on August 26.  75 volunteers are needed to provide lunch for a table of 10, and fellowship with our new friends. Be a host at www.pmchurch.org/newstudentpicnic or call 269-471-3543.  You will be contacted with details.

August 26, After 2nd Service
Location: Lawn Between PMC and the Seminary Building

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