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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 one granddaughter.

#RxF4Now—2nd Hand Faith

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  • “The Maker of all things loves and wants me.”
    • Clinton Meharry’s 5 Foundational Truths from “Jesus Loves Me”:
      • #1—When I know I am   by Jesus, I am drawn to Him.
      • #2—When the conviction that He loves me is based on what the   says, rather than my feelings, I will be able to experience inner peace and security, no matter what circumstances I am in.
      • #3—When I understand that I to Jesus because He created me and redeemed me, I am free to serve Him out of love and appreciation, rather than out of fear of punishment or a desire to earn His favor.
      • #4—When I remember that I am   and helpless to do anything good on my own, I will remain humble and dependent on Him.
      • #5—When I remember that He is and has already conquered the enemy, I am free to live without fear, trusting in His power and providence every day. (The Compelling Love of God 33)
    • But why this reiteration of so simple a truth?
      • I am concerned that we may be tempted to think that R x F (justification, sanctification, glorification)—all those dry ancient theological terms—is archaic language to describe theological jurisprudence, legal niceties that allow God to be true to Himself, while still saving abject sinners like us.
      • I am concerned that R x F will become more 1888ish and not 2016ish.
      • After all R x F is a universal story . . .
  • Romans 4
    • Romans 4:3—what did Abraham do to become righteous?
      • Psalm 33:6, 9
      • Isaiah 55:11
      • John 6:63
      • AMEN—I believe!
      • “And it was credited to Abraham as righteousness.”
    • Romans 4:4-5—“God justifies [acquits/pardons/forgives] the ungodly/the wicked.”
    • Camron Schofield: “God says [it], I believe it, I assent to it, and God counts it as righteousness. Can you see how simple it is? It takes a bit of sinking in because it’s almost too simple. In Romans 5:1 it says: ‘Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ We have peace with God. Connect that with Amos 3:3: ‘Can two walk together, except they be agreed?’ If God says a thing and we agree, then we have peace with God. Peace with God is righteousness by faith.” (Heralding the Loud Cry 81)
    • Romans 4:17—God is “the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.”
      • Gideon—Judges 6:12
      • Peter—John 1:42
      • Abraham—Romans 4:17
      • God calls things that are not yet as though they already .
    • Desire of Ages: “God counts the things that are not as though they were. He sees the end from the beginning, and beholds the result of His work as though it were now accomplished.” (606)
    • 2nd hand faith is my   in the God who has   in me.
    • Ellen White: “The Lord in His great mercy sent a most precious message to His people through . . . Waggoner and Jones. This message was to bring more prominently before the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. . . . Many had lost sight of Jesus. They needed to have their eyes directed to His divine person, His merits, and His changeless love for the human family.” (Testimonies to Ministers 91)
    • Camron Schofield: “When we are at that point where, whatever it is that God says to us, we will say, ‘Lord, it is so!’ and we will believe it and assent to it; then Jesus can come soon, very soon! Can you see that? Because God says, ‘Righteousness!’ and even though you don’t see righteousness, if you believe it, there is righteousness. And what’s He waiting for? He’s waiting for righteousness. When He sees His righteous character perfectly reflected in His people, then He will come and take them home. So He is waiting for us to believe, because when we believe, then He can say, ‘There is righteousness, and I can come and take them home.’” (83)

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Guilt-Free Desserts

A food demonstration will be presented by Sher Rudi that is a part of a health emphasis weekend.

April 22, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Location: Village Church Family Center

Day of Hope and Compassion

Hundreds of thousands of Adventists in North America will engage their neighbors and surrounding communities showing the love of God and the compassion of Jesus in practical ways. Adventist Churches, Elementary Schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities and Hospitals across our territory will proclaim, not only with words, but with actions that we are the people of hope and compassion. This cannot happen without your participation. Join us in celebrating the Day of Hope and Compassion. For more information, please visit www.compassionmovement.org. The social media hashtags for the Day of Hope and Compassion are #dayofhope #compassion.

April 21-22

Where's the Directory?

The 2018 directory is still being worked on very hard by the committee to ensure accuracy when submitted to Lifetouch. We're hoping to have it submitted by the end of April.
— PMC Directory Committee

Requesting Book Donations

Integritas Adventist Academy a bilingual school in Romania needs, NKJV Bibles, Hymnals, EG White books, biographies and true stories (Hiding Place, God's Smuggler, I Will Die Free, etc.) DIY books (construction, design, beekeeping, agriculture, gardening, etc.), computer proficiency (MS Office training, accounting, typing, video editing, photography, etc.), animal stories, science books, atlases that are current, materials for learning a foreign language. Please limit donations to books that pass the Philippians 4:8 test. If you can afford to ship the books yourself here is the address: Integritas Adventist Academy, Str. Dezrobirii nr. 63, Tragu Mures, jud. Mures, 540243, Romania. Otherwise please contact me: Vivien Oxley, (269) 930-0113 or vivienoxley@gmail.com

The Aeolians of Oakwood University

Originally organized in 1946 by the late Dr. Eva B. Dykes, they are currently directed by Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand, who is in his 10th season. Whether it be sharing in worship during rehearsal, or ministering at church; whether it be competing in a world-class competition, the Aeolians are there to answer the call and to do the will of the Lord. Please come and be blessed by their music and ministry.

April 21, 8:30 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center

Gorgeous 2 God

Erica Jones, the assistant director for NAD Women’s Ministries, is presenting Gorgeous 2 God: A Conversation for Young Ladies aged 13 years old and up. Spread the news to your daughters, nieces, and granddaughters! We will enjoy a social afterward! For additional info, call (917) 435-5687.

April 28, 4:00 PM
Location: PMC Earliteen Loft

The Power of Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy

The Power of Natural Remedies and Hydrotherapy Workshop is a one-week workshop that provides over 30 hours of cutting-edge, evidence-based science with the Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle message. Topics include the power and practical application of natural remedies for vibrant health, prevention and lifestyle intervention for lifestyle diseases. Hydrotherapy hands-on labs show practical hot/cold treatments and massage. Join us for the power-packed week of learning and fun. GSEM 648 Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy—2 Credits. The class is open to Health Professionals and Community Participants for $350. Attending spouse receives a 50% discount. For more information and to register: 269.471.3541, chis@andrews.edu or www.andrews.edu/go/nrhw

May 7-11
Location: Seminary Building

New Traffic Pattern

The Health & Wellness Center construction work has kicked into high gear this week with the removal of pavement on the south side of the PMC traffic circle and the addition of fill and grading. New sanitary lines and water lines have also been installed under the PMC circle.

Starting Sabbath, March 24, there is a new traffic pattern as you drive past the church. Please note all posted signage and the new 4-way stop. 

  • There will now be a two-way road on the north side of the circle. This will be the new route for all traffic heading east and west on West Campus Circle Drive. Be advised the road will be rough through this area until the new pavement is complete. For details on traffic flow, see the map here.
  • West Campus Circle Drive at the south side of PMC will be barricaded in order to complete curb construction. East- and west-bound traffic will route to the north, which will temporarily require closure of the drop-off area on the south side of PMC. There will be signs at the usual drop-off area directing traffic to the parking lot side of PMC for drop-offs. Please respect these directional signs to assist in smooth traffic flow at the south side of PMC.
  • The intersection at University Boulevard and West Campus Circle Drive will be a four-way stop during construction. Please be aware of and yield to pedestrians crossing the roads in these areas.

Knitting Hearts Together

Help provide tangible comfort to the bereaved and seriously ill. Join this ministry to create and/or deliver hand-crafted items.

April 24, 7:00 PM
September 12, 7:00 PM
Location: MacCarty Residence
Contact: Alice Williams - alicew@andrews.edu | (269) 461-6815
              Lyn MacCarty - maccarty@sbcglobal | (269) 471-9060 or (269) 208-3377

Get Your Life Back!

Depression & Anxiety Recovery Seminar by nationally acclaimed depression recovery/research specialist, Dr. Neil Nedley (via video and with locally trained presenters). Thursdays, March 29—May 17, 6:30- 8:30 PM (9 sessions). Info session will be held March 15. 

Information Session: March 15, 6:30 PM
Seminar Dates: Thursdays, March 29 - May 17, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Location: Village SDA Church
Register: (269) 471-7795

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