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Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:26

How to Survive the Coming Economic Crisis

How to Survive Your Own Financial Crisis

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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

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Program: 
Praise
Hymns of Triumphant Faith: Lead On, O King Eternal • st. 1 & 3 of 619 • The Church Has One Foundation • st. 1-2, 4 of 348 • God of Our Fathers • 645 • Still/I Will Exalt You
Prayer
José Bourget
Baptism
Ayana Jolie Le Blanc with Ben Martin
Introduction of New Youth Pastor
Lindsey Pratt
Children's Story
Seth Bussey
Eloi, Eloi • Kevin Walczyk
Worship in Music
All Creatures of Our God and King • Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Sermon
Dwight K. Nelson
"How to Survive the Coming Economic Crisis: How to Survive Your Own Financial Crisis"
Connect Card, Tithes & Offerings
I'd Rather Have Jesus • 327

"How to Survive the Coming Economic Crisis:
How to Survive Your Own Financial Crisis"

www.newperceptions.tv

»A story of two brothers or sisters

• Luke 10:38-42

• Distraction #1—

• Distraction #2—

• The average adult spends hours online per day.

• The average teen spends hours online per day.

• UC Irvine study discovered it takes us   to get back on track after we’ve been distracted (whether in class or at work).

• Distraction #3—

 

»The WOW numbers

www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2019/03/12/national-debt-ri...

credit cards are now in circulation in the U.S.

• Consumer debt last year (auto loans, student loans, personal loans, credit cards/not mortgages) hit a new high—just over $  .

•(How much is a trillion dollars? If you spent one dollar per second, in a day you would spend $86,400. Over the course of a year, your spending would come to more than $31.5 million. At that rate of spending, it would take you over               years to spend one trillion dollars.)

• Consumer spending in the U.S. (food, gas, clothing, mortgages, electronics) last year set a new record: $  .

• Joshua Becker, “Becoming Minimalist” blog: “The numbers paint a jarring picture of excessive consumption and unnecessary accumulation. Fortunately, the solution is not difficult. The invitation to own less is an invitation to freedom, intentionality, and passion. And it can be discovered at your nearest drop-off center.” (https://www.becomingminimalist.com/clutter-stats/)

• Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “Earthly gifts are given to be used, not to be . . . . [T]he disciple must receive his portion from God every day. If he stores it up as a permanent possession, he spoils not only the gift, but as well, for he sets his heart on his accumulated wealth, and makes it a barrier between himself and God. Where our treasure is, there is our trust, our security, our consolation and our God.  is idolatry.” (Cost of Discipleship 194)

 

»#1 Life Principle—Make God  .

• Matthew 6:33

• Father Abraham—“Then Abram gave him [the priest Melchizedek] a tenth of everything.” (Genesis 14:20)

• Grandson Jacob—“‘And of all that You give me I will give You a tenth.’” (Genesis 28:22)

• Lord Jesus—“‘This you ought to have done [tithing], without leaving the other undone [loving].’” (Matthew 23:23)

• Malachi 3:10-12, 8-9

• “O God, I make You my C-suite Lord!”

Desire of Ages: “Satan has represented God as selfish and oppressive, as claiming all, and giving nothing, as requiring the service of His creatures for His own glory, and making no sacrifice for their good. But the gift of Christ reveals the Father’s heart. . . . Having undertaken our redemption, He will spare nothing, however dear, which is necessary to the completion of His work. . . . Favor is heaped upon favor, gift upon gift. The  treasury of heaven is open to those He seeks to save. Having collected the riches of the universe, and laid open the resources of infinite power, He gives them all into the hands of Christ, and says, All these are for man. Use these gifts to convince him that there is no love greater than Mine in earth or heaven. His greatest happiness will be found in loving Me.” (57)

 

Make God First

 

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The (Virtual) Tent

The Junior High students from Ruth Murdoch would like to invite you to join us for our "Virtual Tent" meetings. They began on Friday, May 22 and continue through June 2. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM each night, except Saturdays. Please come and support our kids and invite a friend or family member to watch so they can get to know Jesus better.

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FLAG Camp Update

We are saddened to inform you that due to COVID-19 FLAG Camp will be canceled this summer. Thank you to each who has applied to be on staff. Please apply again next year for the summer of 2021. We will be working to make next summer a great and safe experience!

COVID-19 Updates

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs.

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University Medical Center Open

University Medical Specialties is currently accepting patients who have both critical care and other medical needs.

GC 100 Days of Prayer Commence

This week I learned of our world church headquarters appeal for prayer throughout the global Seventh-day Adventist family. Originally timed to end during the recently-postponed General Conference session in Indianapolis, our church leaders are calling us to now focus 100 days of praying (March 27-July 4) on behalf of the global coronavirus pandemic. There could hardly be a more urgent need for earnest praying! 

A pastor friend of mine, Jim Moon, pointed out a two-verse juxtaposition I'd not noticed before: "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a pestilence among My people, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:13-14). While everyone knows the beloved prayer call in v 14, few of us connect it with the preceding divine action in v 13. "A pestilence among My people" certainly could represent a global pandemic like the coronavirus COVID-19. While Satan is the originator of destructive calamities, what more faith-appropriate response is our collective prayers to the One who can deliver this nation, this world, these people, from the grips of pestilence.

So let's join together in humbling ourselves before God and praying and seeking His face—that our world might be saved and our faith community might yet be mobilized to share the glad tidings of Jesus' soon return. 

- Pastor Dwight

Love on the Move

Over the summer and fall of 2019 Pioneer underwent significant physical renovation—including a new roof and a major Sanctuary makeover. During the same time congregation leaders engaged in multiple conversations about our missional renovation—how does a faith community like Pioneer seriously engage and impact the people around us for Christ? From this dialogue emerged a fresh new expression of our Pioneer mission: "Love on the Move."

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Campus News

For more events impacting our local university campus, please visit www.andrews.edu/agenda.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide

You're invited to take a 13-week journey through the short classic Steps to Christ. Each week read a chapter, then write down your personal reflections in the accompanied reading guide.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide