Speaker

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 2 granddaughters.

Offering

"The Last Letter: Reading Between the Lines"
www.newperceptions.tv

  • Laodicea
    • Oswald Chambers: "We have to get rid of the idea that we understand ourselves—it is the last conceit to go. The only One who understands us is God. The greatest curse in spiritual life is ." (My Utmost for His Highest 12)
    • Ellen White: "God does not regard all sins as of equal magnitude. . . . The is despised and is told that his sin will exclude him from heaven; while pride, selfishness, and covetousness too often go unrebuked. But these are sins that are  offensive to God; for they are contrary to the benevolence of His character, to that unselfish love which is the very atmosphere of the unfallen universe. He who falls into some of the grosser sins may feel a sense of his shame and poverty and his need of the grace of Christ; but  feels no need, and so it closes the heart against Christ and the infinite blessings He came to give." (Steps to Christ 30)
    • Sigve Tonstad: "The Laodicean community revels in a sense of wholeness, ensconced within an all-around edifice of accomplishment. The community has no sense of need. We should assume that the community is too sophisticated to say openly the things attributed to it, but it is capable of behaving in ways that convey the attitude described. The message to the community is the keenest statement of how difficult it is to see the discrepancy between self-representation and ."
    • Isaiah 55:1—"'Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no , come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without  and without cost.'"
  • Jesus and Laodicea
    • Three priceless gifts:
      • Gift #1—"I counsel you to buy from Me ."
        • 1 Peter 1:7—". . . that the genuineness of your , being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
        • Hebrews 2:13—"I will put my  in Him."
        • Revelation 14:12—"Here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of ."
      • Gift #2—"I counsel you to buy from Me ."
        • Isaiah 61:10—"I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a  of righteousness."
        • Isaiah 64:6—"All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags."
        • Desire of Ages: "Christ was treated as we deserve, that we might be treated as He deserves. He was condemned for our sins, in which He had no share, that we might be justified by His righteousness, in which we had no share. He suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which was His. ‘With His stripes we are healed.'" (25)
      • Gift #3—"I counsel you to buy from Me .
        • Ephesians 1:18—"I pray that the eyes of your  may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you."
        • 2 Corinthians 4:6—"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers. . . . [But] God made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of ."
    • One persistent truth:
      • Jesus became all we Laodiceans are, so He could give us all we Laodiceans need.
      • And what do we need most of all?

We need Jesus

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Sexuality: A Journey into the Heart of God

Come and learn about Christian sexuality from internationally renown authors and speakers Drs. David and Beverly Sedlacek.

March 2, 3:30-5:00 PM
Location: PMC Commons

PMC Business Session

Pioneer welcomes all members to its next business session. Come hear updates related to growing our church both physically, and spiritually.

February 25, 7:00 PM
Location: PMC Commons

With Grateful Hearts: A Vespers in Music and Poetry

Join the AU students in a unique and beautiful vespers featuring inspiring music and poetry on the theme of gratefulness. This annual vespers is presented by the Andrews University Departments of English and Music.

February 22, 7:00 PM

Engaged Encounter

Adventist Engaged Encounter is an intense weekend workshop for seriously dating, engaged, and newlywed couples. It is biblical, results oriented, and designed for couples to interact in a private, safe environment allowing you to explore your relationship with each other and with God. Engaged Encounter runs ‪from Friday March 1 through Sunday March 3. The cost is $75 per couple, meals are included on Sabbath and Sunday.

Friday, March 1, 6:15-9:00 PM
Sabbath, March 2, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM‬
‪Sunday, March 3, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Location: Griggs Hall, Council Chamber

Community Service Opportunity

God's Hands 4 Kids would like to present you with the opportunity to show support to those who foster or adopt in our community. We invite you to join us for our monthly support group hosted here at PMC. You can provide a pot of soup, help with setup or clean-up, or help with childcare/activities for ages 0–teen You are also welcome to join us as a guest to learn more about fostering or adopting. For more info or to let us know you will help email godshands4kids@gmail.com or visit us at www.godshands4kids.org and find us on Facebook.

March 14, 5:30 PM
Location: PMC Commons

Resolve to Be Healthier This New Year!

PMC Health Ministries offers free co-ed exercise classes for anyone 18+ years old:

ToBoFit (Total Body Fitness)
Tuesday & Thursday • 5:00-5:50 PM
Lamson Hall Health Club Aerobics Room

H2OFit
Monday & Wednesday • 7:30-8:15 AM
AU Beaty Pool (free admission to class members)

Tai Chi
Wednesday • 4:30 - 5:00 PM
James White Library (begins mid-Jan.)

Check www.healthtent.org for updates.

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Visitor's Day

Students who will be in the 1st – 8th grade next school year are invited to visit RMES on March 5. Make friends, meet teachers and have fun!   

Grades 1-6:  8:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Grades 7-8:  8:15 AM – 3:30 PM 

Please call (269) 471-3225 to register.

(A special Kindergarten Visitor’s Day is planned for April 3)
 

Give the Gift of Life— Mark Your Calendars

Sponsored by Andrews University, The American Red Cross and PMC. You are needed! There is no substitute for human blood.

February 27, 1:00-7:00 PM
Location: PMC Commons
 Contact: Larry Ulery - ulery@andrews.edu or (269) 471-0467

Backpacks for Berrien Collection

Each month one of the various denominational churches in Berrien Springs collects food to be distributed on Fridays by Backpacks for Berrien to Berrien Springs public school students who otherwise may not have much to eat over the weekend. January is PMC’s month. The food must be packaged in individual serving sizes. No cans or bottles. By the types of food we select to donate, we can even make a health statement. Here are the healthful items on the Backpacks’ food list: fruit cups, pasta, rice, beans, nuts, protein bars. Food can be brought to the church and placed in the collection box in the lobby.

Ways to Help Children and Youth in Benton Harbor

1)   Pray for the children, youth, their parents, teachers, and the leaders in the Sabbath School classes.

2)   Order Rada Cutlery and Gifts—Affordable and durable. Proceeds go directly to Harbor of Hope.

3)   Order Citrus Fruit for yourself and/ or a food pantry like Harbor of Hope, Neighbor to Neighbor, or God's Abundant Pantry. Just make a note of where you want it to go on your check memo line. Order it by mid-January. Proceeds also go to Harbor of Hope.

4)   To help and support children and youth of Harbor of Hope contact: Terry Trecartin at fundraising4hoh@gmail.com or (423) 645-5684, 2601 Pixley Ave., Saint Joseph, MI 49085.

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