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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 18:41

Primetime

"The Politics of the Kingdom - How to Vote in This Election"

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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

Is politics a kingdom ordained by God for the administration of social justice or the realm of pied pipers leading the naive to an unsuspecting end? How to be spiritually faithful while seeking to be socially responsible.
Saturday, October 25, 2008

More In This Series

08/30/2008
Pentecost launched a new divine movement to save the world. We know all about Pentecost and the tongues of fire, right? Well, maybe not. The secret to Pentecost is in what it followed and what it revealed about the heart of God. The clue to the final Prime Time outpouring may not be what you think.
09/06/2008
It's an amazing story. Three thousand converted in a day. But that's not where the story ends. The sequel is even more amazing, and yielded even greater results. Combined with the modern story of "The Rescuing Hug," it's one you'll never forget. It's the divine modus operandi for the Prime Time generation.
09/13/2008
Is it possible to be a Christian in belief but an agnostic in practice? What if prayer really did change things but we practiced it so sparingly? Consider 5 ways to pray most effectively for lost people.
09/27/2008
Four strikingly similar parallels mark the generations of Pentecost 1 and Pentecost 2. A reminder that God can change the world once again through a small group of praying, committed Adventist Christians.
10/04/2008
If you are a follower of Jesus, Satan fears you because he knows that you have the one truth that cannot be argued against. And no one can share it but you.
10/18/2008
For the follower of Jesus, it all comes down to this: "Just walk across the room." Seven principles that can make the journey most effective.
11/01/2008
All atheists and Christians who discuss their convictions about God would do well to humbly consider these seven guidelines for their conversations; four specifically applicable to Christians, three to atheists.
11/08/2008
Theodicy: If God is both all-good and all-powerful, then why is there so much suffering? It's an intellectual barrier to belief for many. But it's more than academic. Everyone will confront it personally and emotionally at some point. Best to be prepared.
11/22/2008
Everybody suffers sometimes. Everybody suffers many times. Ever notice how this seems especially true of God's friends? The Bible does. Welcome to the truth of the pearls and the powers.
12/06/2008
"Twas the night before primetime and all through the earth, every creature was stirring except for the Church. Donned in their kerchiefs and wrapped in their gowns, the Church was asleep as the curtain came down." Why, "God of heaven, wake us up!" is a prayer peculiarly applicable to the Prime Time Generation.
(Flyer, TV, Google search, name of person who invited you, etc.)
World Service Organization Database Launched

The World Service Organization (WSO) is part of the Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries Department. The WSO is the church entity that supports Adventists who serve their communities, militaries, and local, regional, and national governments.

In order to support you, we need to know who you are and what you do. We have created a system to collect this information and store it securely. Now, we need you to create your profile.

WHO SHOULD CREATE A PROFILE
Any Adventist who serves in:

  • a national military or defense force (This includes Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard, and State Defense Forces.)
  • Law Enforcement personnel (City, County, State/Province/Federal)
  • Firefighters (City, County, State/Province/Federal)
  • Search and Rescue/EMTs/First Responders
  • Corrections (State/Province or Federal)
  • Government (City, County, State/Province, or Federal)
  • Military veterans

YOU CAN CREATE YOUR PERSONAL PROFILE AT PORTAL.WORLDSERVICEORGANIZATION.ORG.
Once you log in, choose the Adventist in Uniform/Government registration platform. You’ll be asked to provide your name and contact information, government service information, and church relationship.

Be sure to complete the section on subscriptions to receive your complimentary For God and Country magazine subscription, occasional email updates, and texts from the World Service Organization. Don’t forget to click submit.

Wednesday Morning Prayer Meeting

You're invited to our Wednesday morning prayer meeting which meets at 7:00 AM on Zoom. This is a fantastic group that meets to share and pray together once a week. We are about to head into the holiday season, we are going to begin a series that you are not going to want to miss. Over the last year, we have explored biblical characters who shared their faith. As we begin our next chapter, I would like to invite you to join us as we explore 5 steps to intentionally sharing our faith. This series will run from November 10 – December 8.

Register to Join

Helping the Starlins

We at Pioneer have been celebrating with Don and Trudy Starlin over his recent successful double-lung transplant. He had days to live when the donor's lungs became available. And the good news is he is recovering very well, having been moved from his transplant hospital to a nearby rehabilitation hospital. The last text message from Trudy reports he walked 1,650 steps a couple of days ago, his chest and feeding tubes have been removed, his spirits are strong—and we join them in praising God for this miraculous (how else can you describe a double-lung transplant?) intervention.

Family and friends of the Starlins have started a GoFundMe account to raise monies to offset the immense costs of this transplant operation. Insurance simply does not cover the myriad of expenses—room and board in the city, loss of employment during the recent months of waiting, continued unemployment until recovery is complete, rehabilitation, et al. While Pioneer cannot publish every worthy GoFundMe project, we can rally to the needs of this hometown couple who have faithfully served this congregation and are facing monumental financial challenges.

May our prayers surround these two Pioneer Family members on their road to recovery—"being confident of this, that He who began a good work in [them] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6).

Support the Starlins

Benton Harbor Water Crisis

Due to excessive lead in the water in Benton Harbor, Harbor of Hope serves as a distribution site for cases of free bottled water for Benton Harbor residents. Volunteers are needed from 4:00 – 6:00 PM every Sabbath afternoon.

Volunteer

Pioneer Collegiate Sabbath School

Pioneer's new Collegiate Sabbath School meets in the Pioneer Commons! This is a place for interactive connections with Collegiates and with God, to study the stories of Jesus and what they mean for us today. Breakfast snacks will be provided.

Weekly on Sabbath, 10:30 AM
Location: Pioneer Commons

Pioneer Safety Update

Pioneer cares about the health of our community and our congregation. We monitor the spread of COVID-19, especially the delta variant, closely.  Berrien County's level of transmission is now High, as classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

In alignment with Andrews University (AU), masks are now required indoors at Pioneer, regardless of vaccination status (AU guidelines).

Please:

  • wear a mask indoors
  • practice physical distancing
  • practice good hand hygiene

If you feel unwell at all, even with symptoms of a cold or flu, please do join our online worship at https://www.pmchurch.org.

We pray for God's continued protection to keep our church community safe and healthy,

 —Pioneer Safety Committee

Updated: Sabbath Afternoon Prayer Walk

Join us for our Sabbath afternoon prayer walk on campus! We meet at the stairs behind the statue, and it starts at 4:45 PM and ends by 5:45 PM.  We would love to have you join us. If that day/time does not work for you, there are other days that people are
prayer walking, as well. Questions? Contact: Ildiko at igyeresi@andrew.edu; Andrew at tidwella@gmail.com; or Andrea at gibbsak777@gmail.com.

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