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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 07, 2018

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"YES CAN DO: How to Pray with an Attitude"
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Act One—Joshua 10:1-5

  • Ephesians 6:10-12
  • Ellen White: "Could our eyes be opened, and could each see the conflict of angelic agencies with the Satanic confederacy, who are combined with evil human agencies, what astonishment would come upon the soul. The holy angels are working with terrible intensity for the salvation of men, because the destroyer of souls is seeking to make of no effect the salvation which has been purchased at infinite cost. Could our spiritual vision be opened, we should see that which would never be effaced from the memory as long as life should last. We should see souls bowed down under oppression, loaded with grief and pressed down as a cart beneath the sheaves, and ready to die in discouragement. We should see angels flying swiftly to aid the tempted ones who stand as on the brink of a precipice. These tempted souls are unable to help themselves, and avoid the ruin which threatens them; but the angels of God are forcing back the evil angels, and guiding the souls away from the dangerous places, to plant their feet on a sure foundation. We should see battles going on between the two armies, as real as those fought by opposing forces on earth.” (Signs of the Times October 29, 1894)

Act Two—Joshua 10:6-8

  • Anne Lamott: "There's freedom in hitting bottom, in seeing that you won't be able to save or rescue your daughter, her spouse, his parents, or your career, relief in admitting you've reached the place of great unknowing. This is where restoration can begin, because when you're still in the state of trying to fix the unfixable, everything bad is engaged: the chatter of your mind, the tension of your physiology, all the trunks and wheel-ons you carry from the past. It's exhausting, crazy-making. Help. Help us walk through this. Help us come through. It is the first great prayer." (Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers 14-15)
  • Ellen White: "[We] are to contend with supernatural forces, but [we] are assured of supernatural help. All the intelligences of heaven are in this army. And more than angels are in the ranks. The Holy Spirit, the representative of the Captain of the Lord's host, comes down to direct the battle. Our infirmities may be many, our sins and mistakes grievous; but the grace of God is for all who seek it with contrition. The power of Omnipotence is enlisted in behalf of those who trust in God." (Desire of Ages 352)
  • 2 Corinthians 10:4
  • Sidlow Baxter: "Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our own persons—but they are helpless against our prayers."
  • Ellen White: "Satan knows better than God's people the power that they can have over him when their strength is in Christ. When they humbly entreat the mighty Conqueror for help, the weakest believer in the truth, relying firmly upon Christ, can successfully repulse Satan and all his host." (Testimonies to the Church 1:341)
  • John 15:5—"For without Me you can do nothing."
  • Revelation 12:11—"They triumphed over him [the Satan Dragon] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death."
  • Ellen White: "Tell him [Satan] of the blood of Jesus, that cleanses from all sin. You cannot save yourself from the tempter's power, but he trembles and flees when the merits of that precious blood are urged." (Testimonies to the Church 5:317)

Act Three—Joshua 10:9-14

  • John Dawson: "The prayer of a human being can alter history by releasing legions of angels into the earth. If we really grasped this truth, we would pray with intensity, and we would pray constantly." (Taking Our Cities for God 140)

YES CAN DO because  HE CAN DO

 

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Farewell Picnic for Pastors Sharon & Sabine

Church Family—You are invited to a planned potluck lunch. Pioneer will provide the dessert, drink, plates and eating utensils. To ensure a wonderfully memorable experience for everyone, please bring the following menu items. A-H—Bring baked beans for 25 people, a serving utensil, and a vegetable relish tray for 25 people. I-P—Bring salad for 25 people and serving utensil, salad dressing if needed, and a large bag of chips. Q-Z—Bring sandwiches for 25 people and a watermelon.

June 2, 1:30 PM
Location: PMC Commons

Andrews Academy Graduation Weekend Events

Congratulations, Andrews Academy seniors! We join you in cheering your accomplishment. God has been good to you and you shine for Him. May the same Lord who got you here lead you into the uncharted adventure ahead! "I am with you always," is His promise. Everyone is invited to attend graduation weekend events. Class Night—May 24, 7:00 PM at Andrews Academy, Consecration—May 25, 8:00 PM at Village SDA Church, Baccalaureate—May 26, 11:45 AM at PMC, Commencement— May 27, 11:00 AM at PMC. 

May 24 - 27

Roof Replacement or Building Improvement

It has come to our attention that there may be some confusion as how to designate offerings for Roof Replacement. Because there is no printed "Roof Replacement" on the tithe/ offerings envelope, some donors may have mistakenly placed their roof offerings in Building Improvements, which is line 4 on the envelope. Donors wishing to designate an offering for Roof Replacement should instead write ROOF on one of the blank lines. If you have mistakenly placed an offering in Building Improvements (or in any other fund), please let the assistant treasurer, JoAnn Siagian (471.7656) know, and she will make a correction. Thank you.

Diabetes Nutritional Seminar

Strategies for prevention and reversal for patients and families of people with diabetes. There will be demonstrations held. All are invited to this free informational program presented by Sherri Isaak.

May 20, 2:00 - 3:00 PM 
Location: Neighbor to Neighbor 

Berrien Springs 5K Color Run

Multicultural Ministries Department of the Lake Union Conference and ASAP Ministries are sponsoring as a fundraising project a 5K COLOR RUN that will take place on Sunday, June 3, on the Andrews campus. A special color run t-shirt will be provided for all those who register by May 24. Register online at http://www.berriencolorrun.com.

June 3, 7:00 AM
Location: Andrews University Campus 

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School 8th Grade Graduation

Come out and support our 8th grade graduates and their families as they celebrate a tremendous milestone!

May 31, 7:00 PM

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Registration Picnic and STEAMS Showcase

You are invited to our annual Registration Picnic and STEAMS Showcase! Visit our school, enjoy some food, fellowship, and fun! Discounted Registration Fee April 18—May 21.

May 21, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Pioneer Memorial Church

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.

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.

SciFest for High Schoolers

Andrews University invites high school students to their annual STEM weekend, SciFEST, on September 20-22, 2018. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for hands-on labs, spiritual activities, academic challenges, and a memorable weekend this fall. For more details visit: andrews.edu/scifest Register by May 25 to receive a discount.

September 20 - 22
Location: Andrews University
Contact: Monica Nudd - stemconnect@andrews.edu | (269) 471-3872