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

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Program: 
As We Begin
God of Grace and God of Glory • Paul Manz
Praise
To God Be The Glory • You're Worthy of My Praise • We Will Glorify
Prayer
José Bourget
Tithes & Offerings
Kum Ba Yah (Come by Here) • African-American Spiritual / Philip Jones
Children's Story
Bible Reading
Psalm 33:6-9 NIV
Worship in Music
Esto les Digo (This I Say to You) • Kinley Lange
Sermon
#RxF4Now—Believe! • Dwight K. Nelson
Connect Card
Prayer of Commitment
The Lord's Prayer • Albert Hay Malotte
As We Depart
Our Father in Heaven • Felix Mendelssohn

 

#RxF4Now—Believe!

www.newperceptions.tv

 

  • When God Speaks . . .
    • Genesis 1:3—“And God , ‘ there be light,’ and there light.”
      • There is no more powerful in all the universe than the that God speaks.
      • Whatever He says, —i.e., when God speaks a ,  that spoken creates the reality it describes.
    • John 1:1, 3, 14—“In the beginning was the , and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . . Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. . . . And the   became flesh and dwelled among us.”
    • Psalm 33:6,9—“By the   of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the   of His mouth. . . . For He , and it came to be; He , and it stood firm.”
      • Titus 1:2—“God cannot .”
    • Isaiah 55:11—“So is My that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will what I desire and the purpose for which I sent it.”
      • Isaiah 45:23 Message—“Every word out of My mouth what it says.
    • 2 Timothy 3:16—“All Scripture is -   and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”
    • John 6:63—“The   I have spoken to you, they are full of the Spirit [Breath of God] and life.”
  • When We Believe . . .
    • Hebrews 11:1, 6—“Now   is confidence in what we hope for and assurance in what we do not see. . . . And without   it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He those who earnestly seek Him.”
      • Mark 9:23—“‘“If you can”?’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for the one who .’ Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.’”
      • Matthew 8:13—“‘Go!   it be done just as you believed it would be.’”
    • Genesis 15:6/Romans 4:3—“Abraham   God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
    • Camron Schofield: “God said to Abraham, ‘Look at the stars, tell the number of them and so shall thy seed be.’ And Abraham believed God. He said, ‘Amen.’ What did God say? He said, ‘You are right—you are righteous’! Are you willing to believe that is how Abraham became righteous? But does that sound too easy? . . . When God says something, is He right? He’s right! And if I say that that is so, that what He has said is so, then am I not right as well? If God is right when He says it and I say, ‘Amen, let it be, so be it,’ then am I not right? Am I then not as right as He is? Because I am merely assenting to what He has said. And if He is right and I say the same thing that He has said, can He say I am wrong?” “Whatever it is, no matter what it is, whatever He says, if we will believe it, God will say, ‘You are right. You—are—right.’” (Heralding the Loud Cry 80-81)
  • A personal testimony . . .
    • The God who said “Let there be light,” is the same God who says:
      • John 14:27—“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be .”
      • Steps to Christ: “If you believe the promise—God supplies the . It is so if you it. Do not wait to feel you are made whole, but say, ‘I believe it; it is so, not because I feel it, but because God has promised.” (51)
      • Philippians 2:5—“Let this be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”
    • 2 Corinthians 4:6—“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of .”

 

“The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.”

1 Thessalonians 5:24

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20th Annual Music & Worship Conference

This year's topic is "Blessed are the Peacemakers". The MWC is a forum for scholarly and professional dialogue, the advancement of knowledge, and the promotion of best practices in Christian worship and music. February 16-18 in the Seminary chapel. Register at andrews.edu/icwm/conference.

Fellowship Dinner

There will be a fellowship dinner this Sabbath, February 4, following the second worship service in the Commons on the lower level. Visitors are always welcome.

Michigan Women's Retreat Registration Open

Ladies, make time to unwind and get lost in the RIGHT direction...Camp Au Sable in Grayling, Michigan! Let us find the joy in the journey as we make our way toward our happy place, Heaven!! ​Glamping (glamour camping) in style! Together we will be blessed by Tami Milligan and the great seminar line-up. Dates are April 14-16 and April 21-23 (same programs/presenters/seminars each weekend). Visit michiganwm.com to learn more. Jesus says…"I will guide you along the best path for your life." Psalm 32:7,8

Cherishing Our Loved Ones

Pioneer Women’s Ministries invites the PMC ladies to attend with us in a “LOVE ON THE MOVE” project as we show appreciation and support for our beloved church family members who are homebound and grieving by creating encouraging gifts and cards for them. NO MEAL WILL BE SERVED.
Location: Teen Loft
Date: Sunday, February 12
Time: 9:45 AM to 11:30 AM (Check-in at 9:15 am)
Registration: Text “CHERISH” to 269-281-2345
 

Registration is Open for Spring Grow Groups!

Jesus tells us in Matthew 18:20 that where 2 or 3 of us are gathered in His name, He is there with us! I’d like you to enter into the presence of Jesus this Spring by joining a Grow Group, one of Pioneer’s small groups that are designed to help you share a passion, make new friends, and grow in your faith.

Grow Groups are for everyone! We have groups for all ages, and a wide variety of interests. Many of our groups meet online, so even if you’re not part of our local community, you can still join a group here.

Registration is now open for the spring session (February 5-April 29). You can find all the available groups by texting the word JOIN to 269-281-2345 or head to pmchurch.org/grow and find the button that says “Join a Group.”

Support Student Missions

Andrews University Student Missions Department encourages students to expand their worldviews and deepen their faith by engaging in service and volunteering opportunities domestically and around the world. For more information or to support our program please see https://www.andrews.edu/faith/missions/index.html or contact sm@andrews.edu

Red Cross Blood Drive Feb. 22

Andrews University is hosting the spring Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Johnson Gym. We welcome you to sign up at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time
 

Offering for February 4, 2023

Pioneer Operating Budget

We Seventh-day Adventists have a reputation of being faithful in returning our tithes to God, at least compared to most other Christian denominations. However, our tithing might contradict what’s in our hymnal, and I’m talking about a well-known hymn. Either we need to change our giving or we need to change the lyrics in the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, specifically song #309.

Here’s how the revised version of this song should go: “10% to Jesus I surrender, 10% to Him I freely give.” Join me on the chorus, “I surrender 10%, I surrender 10%, 10% to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender 10%.” Something about that just doesn’t sound right, does it? Jesus never asked us for 10%; He’s always asked for everything. That’s why the hymn goes, “All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.”

Yes, the Bible talks about a tithe being 10% as a practice of worship and reminds us that everything comes from God, but let’s remember that everything belongs to God, including the local church offering. With what’s left, I buy food to take care of my body or to pay my bills; even this belongs to Jesus. When we bring our offerings to God, we acknowledge that EVERYTHING comes from Him and we can trust Him to supply everything we need. Today I invite you to give everything to Jesus and allocate a portion of that to the offerings at this church as you actively worship God.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

The Wooden Structure(s) on Ararat

ASM members and guests are invited to hear Dr. Randall Younker discuss his team's recent visit to Mt. Ararat and what they found, on February 12, at 1 PM. It's sure to be an exciting program. Bring some food and enjoy a potluck with your friends. Bring a new friend and invite them to join ASM for the remainder of the present term for only 1/2 of the annual dues.

Howard Center Presents: Charles Reid & Friends

Isn't It Romantic? In anticipation of Valentine's Day, join internationally renowned tenor, Charles Reid, and friends from the Andrews University Department of Music in an eclectic and fun evening on the theme of love.

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