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Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 18:18

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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.

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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Calling All Worker Bees!

It's time for fun and fellowship again, while we work to beautify the exterior of our Spiritual Home… Pioneer. Time to spruce it up before the new school year begins. We will meet at the parking lot end of the church to assign work areas. Pull out your tools, sharpen them up, and please put your name on them to identify them as belonging to you. They will be used as "community tools" during the work bee. Be sure to bring your own work gloves. (We will need shovels, saws of all kinds, dandelion pickers, hedge trimmers, wheelbarrows, hoes, brooms, dustpans….any tool that you think could possibly be used.) Come out for some good old-fashioned work and fellowship fun. Thank you to all who gave their time putting their backs and tools into the project in the past. Looking forward to seeing each of you and the new volunteers on August 15.

August 15, 9:00 AM – Noon
Location: Meet at Pioneer Parking Lot

—Karen Nelson

Memorial Service for Bonnie Steele

A memorial service to celebrate Bonnie Steele's life will be held this Thursday, August 5, at 6:00 PM in the Pioneer Memorial Youth Chapel. Visitation will take place at 5:30 PM.

Pioneer Safety Update

As we draw closer to Graduation weekend at Andrews University, Pioneer has been monitoring the spread of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant, closely.  About 80% of the counties in our country are at substantial or high risk, as classified by the CDC, with Berrien being surrounded by substantial risk counties.

As the risks are higher in an indoor environment, with people coming from all over the country (and the world), we encourage all who worship and/or attend events at Pioneer this weekend to:

  • wear a mask
  • practice social distancing, and
  • practice good hand hygiene

We wish for everyone to return home safe and healthy.

—Pioneer Safety Committee

Offering for August 7, 2021

Pioneer Operating Budget

After the fall of Israel because of their apostasy, God gave the nation time to consider what they had done. Seventy years later, when their probation ended, the time arrived for Israel to return to rebuild the walls and the temple at Jerusalem.

However, they didn’t have the resources to go back and rebuild. Yet God had ways of opening the treasures of heaven to bless His people. Never underestimate our God!

The Bible says, “In the first year of King Cyrus, King Cyrus issued a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem: "Let the house be rebuilt, the place where they offered sacrifices; and let the foundations of it be firmly laid, its height sixty cubits and its width sixty cubits …. Let the expenses be paid from the king's treasury.” Ezra 6:3,4

God touched the heart of the pagan king to allow Israel to return to Jerusalem. Not only that, but the king offered to finance the entire project for the restoring of the temple.

Years later, God touched the heart of Darius, the king who followed Cyrus. He provided the lambs, bullocks, and rams needed for the sacrifices. He also provided wheat, salt, wine, and oil for the ceremonies connected to the worship services.

It was God Himself who touched the heart of the king to support the cause of spreading the Gospel. Today, may our hearts also be open to support the gospel ministry our church has for this community.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Pioneer Fellowship Dinner Returns in September

Pioneer Fellowship Dinners Return this September. This time, there's an exciting new twist. Every meal will be an opportunity for fellowship among members and visitors.

Appetizer! Pioneer's large congregation will meet each week in groups of about 135 persons, so that over a year, each group can participate twice. This means more opportunities for fellowship among members and visitors alike.

The scoop! The dinners will be like a traditional potluck. Fellowship Dinner Ministry Team will provide the main course each Sabbath, and members who attend will be asked to bring side dishes. Members who are invited for that week will receive an email or text message listing the menu and suggesting what side dishes are needed. Single members are encouraged, where possible, to bring one side dish to serve at least 12-15 persons; families are encouraged, where possible, to bring 2 dishes—each to serve at least 12-15 persons. A form will be provided to RSVP.

S'More! If your name is not included in the alphabetical list for a particular Sabbath, but you would like to join the meal, that is not a problem—just bring a dish to share and join the fellowship.

Please plan to join us!

District 9 Family Camp

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and with it comes the District 9 Family Camp. Reserve your spot online or obtain application materials from the church office. The deadline for reservations is Noon on Sunday, August 22. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ric Streelman at 269-208-7172. You will be physically refreshed and spiritually blessed!

September 3–6, 2021
Camp Au Sable

ASM Sweet Corn Feed Postponed

Due to the recent COVID-19 concerns, the Corn Feed has been postponed. September 12 has been selected as a tentative date. Mark your calendars!

New College Students Welcome Reception

A reception will take place on the lawn in front of Pioneer (Campus Mall) immediately following the 11:45 AM service on August 28. We are looking for volunteers to help furnish 3 dozen cookies for the event. We will serve cookies and lemonade to welcome the new students. To help, please call the church at 269-471-3131 or confirm online. Instructions will be sent to volunteers furnishing cookies. We hope you'll join us in welcoming the new students!

I Will Help

Support SDA Church Members in Madagascar

Andrews University is helping to support the SDA church members in southwest Madagascar who are currently experiencing severe drought and famine in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, you can provide food to those in desperate need.

We have been told that some members eat mud, roots, and leaves to try and remove hunger cramps. As a member of the Adventist family, you can feed a family of four for one month for $50, providing vital rice, beans, oil, and other essential food. The neediness of these families is serious. There are eleven churches scattered around the affected area with 494 families and over 1,691 individuals. Even though some food aid was collected and distributed in November 2020, the drought has continued, and that food is now used up.
 
Give online or write a check to Andrews University with the memo “CIDP-Famine Relief” and send it to:
 
Office of Development
8903 US Hwy 31
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0660
 
More Info: cidpprojects@andrews.edu

Something In Common Sabbath School

Something in Common Sabbath School is meeting again! For the summer we are temporarily meeting in the Pioneer Commons. We are watching portions of Gary Smalley's classic "Keys to Loving Relationships" and discussing how to apply these principles to our families. Come and join us!

Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: Pioneer Commons

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