Ruth Murdoch Elementary School is collecting books during the month of March for their upcoming student book swap . If you have any books appropriate for grades K-8 and consistent with Christian values that you are willing to donate, please bring them to RMES during business hours between now and March 31. RMES students will have an opportunity to select a book during the week of April 3 to 7. This is a wonderful way for our church family to support our students and promote a love for reading. Please email RMESHomeAndSchool@gmail.com or speak to Kimberly Westfall if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!
Three Angels, One Warning
Three Angels, One Warning: Global Confusion
SpeakerDwight 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.
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Three Angels, One Warning: Global Confusion”
THE FINAL GENERATION—Revelation 14:12
Dylan Grice: “The 99% blame the 1%, the 1% blame the 47%, the private sector blames the public sector, the public sector returns the sentiment . . . the young blame the old, everyone blame [sic] the rich . . .” (in John Mauldin’s “Out of the Box” 10-26-12)
Arthur Schlesinger: “What makes the current situation worse today is that the world faces a spreading recession that will intensify every grievance, every antagonism, every hatred. As good times ease entry into full membership in a national community, so hard times sharpen animosity and conflict. Unemployment, especially among the young, poisons human and social relationships. People who can’t find jobs look around for some other to blame—the blacks or the Jews or the immigrants. If the U.S. goes into depression, it will not be a melting pot. It will be a boiling pot.” (Wall Street Journal 12/11/91)
The Great Controversy: “Those who honor the law of God have been accused of bringing judgments upon the world, and they will be regarded as the cause of the fearful convulsions of nature and the strife and bloodshed among men that are filling the earth with woe.” (614)
□ ID Marker #1—Radical to the End
- The Greek word for “endurance” is hupomone—“ under.”
- Hebrews 12:1-3—Jesus the cross.
- Hebrews 10:36, 37
- Jesus: “He/she who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:13).
□ ID Marker #2—Radical to God
- “Here are those who keep the of God.”
- Jesus—Matthew 19:18, 19—“the commandments of God” are the (see also Matthew 15:3, 4).
- Paul—Romans 7:12, 7—“the commandments of God” are the .
- John T. Anderson: “There can be no question that the ‘commandments of God’ that the saints keep at the close of earth’s history are indeed the , God’s holy law, the Decalogue spoken from Sinai and committed to writing by God’s own finger.” (Three Angels, One Truth 297)
John T. Anderson: “This divine reminder [of the seventh-day Sabbath in the Fourth Commandment] has been
under attack from the very beginning, for Satan saw how great a the Sabbath can be when faithfully observed. The devil hates the Sabbath, because  it identifies God as the Creator; because  by taking time off and spending it with Him it builds our relationship with God; because  it outlines salvation as a system of grace (we rest in His work); and because  it demonstrates God’s ability to bring His work to completion.” (123)
- “Three Angels, One Warning” that will be the battleground of earth’s endgame between Christ and Satan and that will determine on whose side you will stand.
“To obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22) for is the highest form of worship.
□ ID Marker #3—Radical to Jesus
- “Here are those who hold fast to the of Jesus.”
- The “faith Jesus” describes His perfect life of unshakeable faith and trust in the Father that He lived out for me, with God gladly receiving Jesus’ victorious faith as my own.
- “Faith Jesus” describes me placing my personal faith in Jesus and His perfect sacrifice in my place, trusting H is victorious life, death and resurrection as the sole basis of my acceptance with God.
- This final ID marker makes it unequivocally clear that obedience to God and His Sabbath is not a form of legalism but is rather the fruit of passionate devotion to Jesus as both and .
□ Seven parallels between Daniel 3 and Revelation 13/14:
- #1—Babylon rules the .
- #2—The king of Babylon creates an to honor himself.
- #3—He demands of himself.
- #4—The penalty for refusal is the pain of .
- #5—All the world bows down and worships the image—all except a small .
- #6—Their reasons for refusal are the same: radical ; radical ; and radical .
#7—Blamed by Babylon, they are thrown to their death—but the Son of God is with them—and them.
“Here is a call . . .”
Are you willing to answer it?
Our Kindergarten program helps children grow in spiritual, academic, physical and social ways! Parents of children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2023 are invited to our Kindergarten Parent Information Night April 4, 6:30-7:30 PM. Children are invited to Kindergarten Visitor's Day April 5. Please let us know you are coming by calling 269-471-3220.
You’re invited to send a personal message of thanks to Pastor Dwight and Karen. Selected messages will be included in a Tribute presentation to Pastor Dwight and available on this site at a later date.
-Farewell Planning Committee
Share your tribute at pmchurch.org/farewell/tributes.
On April 16, Pioneer is planning to provide beds for children in our community who don’t have any. This project, Beds for Berrien, needs your help! There are 3 main ways to assist: First, and most critical right now, you can donate. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to provide 40 beds to children who need a better sleeping situation in their homes. Your donations to the Pioneer Outreach fund will help us reach that goal! You can check our fundraising progress at pmchurch.org/beds. Second, you can help us get organized on our distribution day, April 16. This is the area that we have the most help with right now. Third, we really need more delivery teams to transport the beds and bedding to homes, and assemble the bed frames for the families. If you’d like to donate to the Pioneer Outreach fund, volunteer, and/or find more information, text BEDS to 269-281-2345 or visit pmchurch.org/beds.
The congregation of All Nations SDA Church in Berrien Springs, MI is partnering with the Groupe Francophone D'Andrews to present a special day of bilingual fellowship and worship in French and English to celebrate International Francophone Month. Breakfast will be served at 10 AM, followed by 10:30 sabbath school, 11:45 worship service, and a hot potluck lunch. All learners and lovers of French from all nationalities and backgrounds are welcome. Please contribute salads and hot dishes to the fellowship lunch as you are able. Contact Marianne Kordas at firstname.lastname@example.org or the All Nations SDA church at 269-473-4400 for more details
A BIG THANK YOU to all who volunteer to purchase or make food for the PMC funeral receptions. It is such a help and a blessing to us and the families. We would love to have more volunteers on our funeral dinner team. Please call 269-471-6565.
-PMC Funeral Committee
Registration is now open for the Explore Andrews Summer Camp for middle school students. Our weeklong day camp is taught by Andrews professors and covers topics such as Pre-Vet camp, Technology camp, Art camp, History camp, and Architecture camp. A daily lunch is included in the University cafeteria. Join us from June 12- June 16th!
Something In Common Sabbath School presents God As He Longs For You To See Him:
How would you describe God!? Awesome? All Powerful? Creator? While we cannot know Him exhaustively, we can know Him truly. And God longs for you to see Him as He truly is. This fascinating series studies seven attributes of God.
As you begin to see God for who He really is and what His true desires for your life are, it will change the way you pray, the way you live, and the way you think about the world around you.
- March 18 – The Goodness of God
- March 25 – The Sovereignty of God
- April 1 – The Holiness of God
- April 8 – The Wisdom of God
- April 15 – The Justice of God
- April 22 – The Love of God
- April 26 – The Faithfulness of God
Everyone is welcome to join us each Sabbath morning from 10:30-11:30 AM, in PMC Room 141
On Sunday, April 2, 2023, from 11 AM-2 PM the Village of Berrien Springs is organizing a Spring Spruce-Up to help members of our community clean up their yards. Let’s get out and be Love on the Move for some of our neighbors who could use some assistance preparing their yards for Spring. If you’d like to join Pioneer’s Spruce-Up team of volunteers, text SPRUCE to 269-281-2345 or register at https://churchteams.com/m/Register.asp?a=K2J6ODRWQlphVUk9.
Care For Cuba brings crucial resources to pastors and Bible workers in Cuba. There are 11 million people living in Cuba, and out of 400 pastors and bible workers, very few have the needed technology, transportation, and ministry resources to reach these people and finish the gospel work. You can help by giving to one or more of the projects like bikes, Bibles, computers or projectors. Your donation of any amount is 100% tax deductible and will change many lives, guaranteed! Join us by donating today. Mark your envelope as “Care for Cuba”. For more information or to donate online visit www.careforcuba.org.