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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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

More In This Series

“Gone Fishin’”—3

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  • A fishing story
    • Matthew 13:47-51
    • The Big Fisherman to the little fishermen: “You must learn this lesson: you do the —I do the .”
  • Three points
    • Point #1—When the Gospel Net is let down it catches all   of fish.
    • Point #2—The fish (people) get separated at the   the world.
    • Point #3—The ones who do the sorting at the end of the world (in the Great Judgement) are the , not the .
      • “Don’t be afraid—from now on you will fish for .” (Luke 5:10)
  • Three anxiety relievers
    • Anxiety Reliever #1—I don’t have to decide who gets “netted” for .
    • Anxiety Reliever #2—I don’t have to decide who gets “netted” for .
    • Anxiety Reliever #3—Because I don’t have to do the —all I need to do is the .

Jim Cymbala:  “Christians often hesitate to reach out to those who are . They want God to clean the fish before they catch them. If someone’s gold ring is attached to an unusual body part, if the person doesn’t smell the best, or if the skin color is not the same, Christians tend to hesitate. But think for a moment about God reaching out to us. If ever there was a “reach,” that was it: the holy, pure Deity extending himself to us who were soiled, evil-hearted, unholy. God could have said, ‘You’re so different from me, so distasteful, I would really rather not get too close to you.’ But he didn’t say that. It was our very that drew his hand of love.” (Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People 141)

  • Ellen White: “[Christ] has not committed to us the work of judging character and motive. He knows our nature too well to entrust this work to us. Should we try to uproot from the church those whom we suppose to be spurious Christians, we should be sure to make mistakes. Often we regard as hopeless subjects the very ones whom Christ is drawing to Himself.” (Christ’s Object Lessons 71)
     
  • How to fish for people
    • Ask God at the beginning of every day to lead you to someone who needs what can offer.
    • Ask God to help you make an to someone.
      • “The Big Day” (September)
      • “Unlocking Revelation (October)
      • “God’s Boot Camp” (October)
    • Ask God every morning to be at work in the lives of   people you know who need Jesus.
      • A story: “This is the smell of the world I died for.”

 

We do the fishing—He does the sorting

 

 

 

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Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Adventist Education

South Bend Junior Academy is celebrating its 100th year this September 23 and 24, 2017. Join us as we celebrate! The King’s Heralds will be giving a sacred concert on Sabbath afternoon at 3:00 p.m. (an offering will be taken for the school endowment fund). Dan Peters, previous school principal, will be speaking on Sabbath. There will be a potluck in the gym following the church service. Sunday morning activities include a fun run/walk, bike ride, disc golf, and regular golf. For more information and to register for activities, please call the school office at (574) 287-3713 or on the website: oursbja.com.

Sabbath, September 23, 3:00 PM
Location: 1936 Altgeld Street, South Bend, IN 46614

Pathfinder Registration

If you are interested in joining the PMC Evergreen Pathfinder club please come to our second registration night. If you can't make it, email us at evergreen.pathfinders@gmail.com for further information. We will finalize things at our first meeting on September 6 at 6:30 PM at the Pathfinder Building. We look forward to having another great year!

August 30, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Pathfinder Building

Family Vespers

Join us for Scott Ritsema's "Schooled: Part 2", to uncover the intentions and design of American public schooling.

August 26, 8 PM
Location: PMC Youth Chapel 

Adventist Forum Meeting

Dr. Herold Weiss, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, St. Mary's College, will present "What is to Be Done with Difficult Texts of Scripture".

August 26, 3:30 - 5:00 PM 
Location: Andrews University Biology Amphitheater

Forever Friends Adventurer Club

The Forever Friends Adventurer Club will be having registration for 2017—2018. Returning and new members, we are looking forward to seeing you there!

August 27, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Location: PMC welcome lobby in the basement

Grief Share Support Group

A support group for those mourning the loss of a spouse, family member, or friend is available at the Village SDA Church, Fireside Room.

September 10, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Village SDA Church
Contact: Shirley Gammon (989) 427-5669
               Linda Pellandini (517) 243-2767

House of Prayer

On Wednesday, August 30, at 7AM (youth chapel) and again at 7PM (sanctuary) House of Prayer moves into a new season focusing on how to be baptized by the Holy Spirit. Join others in this intercessory prayer experience at the time that fits your week. We will share Helmut Haubeil’s powerful appeal (English translation), Steps to Revival: Being Filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 4:31.

August 30, 7AM & 7PM

SciFest & ArtFest 2017

Andrews University invites high school students to register ASAP for SciFest 2017, to take place Sept. 21-23. This annual STEM weekend offers high school students a unique college experience on the University’s main campus in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Come explore the seven STEM departments at Andrews, and find out what this year's theme, Cells, means in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. Students will participate in hands-on laboratory projects in each of these departments. This event culminates with a team Quiz Bowl game show, where each school displays their STEM knowledge in the hopes of winning a trophy and academic scholarships. ArtFest will run concurrently on campus with the theme, Building Blocks.

September 21 - 23
Location: Andrews University
Contact (SciFest): stemconnect@andrews.edu
Contact (ArtFest): commdept@andrews.edu

Adventurer Leaders/Teacher Needed

The PMC Adventurer Club is looking for a dynamic, interactive and creative teacher to lead our Little Lambs class (4-yearolds) for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, we need assistant leaders to help in various leadership areas. Please contact us at adventurers@pmchurch.org.

Elkhart Adventist Christian School

Elkhart Adventist Christian School is looking for garden and carpentry tools, as well as sewing machines. To help please call Cathy at (574) 470-8510.

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