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Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 00:29

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.

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series
Saturday, December 01, 2012

More In This Series

12/08/2012
Part 2 of a 3 Part Series
12/22/2012
Part 3 of a 3 Part Series

“The Morning Star Rises: Silent Night”

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  • □  A Five Piece Puzzle
    •   Piece #1—2 Peter 1:19—Peter associates the Morning Star with the bright light of that shines into the dark night just before the dawn breaks.
       Like a halogen light, prophecy is a divine gift designed to [1] help us see what lies

      ahead , and [2] help us ward off  in that darkness.

    •   Piece #2—Ezekiel 43:1, 2—Ezekiel describes the glory of God like a that floods the earth.
    •   Piece #3—Malachi 4:2—Malachi personifies the whose light brings healing to those who fear God.
    •   Piece #4—Revelation 18:1, 2, 4—John then takes the explosion of the glory of the Sun of God—described by Ezekiel and Malachi—and places that global event at the .
       We have no reason to fear the endgame—because the last word always belongs to God—and His last word will be an explosion of the of Christ Jesus throughout the earth!
    •   Piece #5—Revelation 22:16—Jesus is the .
  • □  Who’s the Star of your life, your religion?
    •   The quest of prophetic study, the purpose of apocalyptic investigation is so the Morning Star might rise in our hearts.
    •   Thus the Apocalypse opens with the stunning reminder: “The revelation of Jesus Christ [not the dragon, the beasts, the mark of the beast, or even Babylon]” (Revelation 1:1).
  • □  A Four Step Solution
    •   #1—B the Morning Star.
      •   I Corinthians 2:2—“I determined to know nothing among you except and Him crucified.”
      •   Philippians 3:10—“I want to know .”
      •   The most concentrated glory of the “bright and Morning Star” is in the , so read every new dawn.
    •   #2—B over the Morning Star.
      •   The Bible refers to this as .
      •   Psalm 119:148—“My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may on Your word.”
    •   #3—B before the Morning Star.

Steps to Christ: “Through sincere we are brought into connection with the mind of the Infinite. We may have no remarkable evidence at the time that the face of our Redeemer is bending over us in compassion and love, but this is even so. We may not feel His visible touch, but His hand is upon us in love and pitying tenderness.” (97)

 #4—B the Morning Star.

 Oswald Chambers: “. . . Christian experience in the New Testament is that of personal passionate devotion to the Person of Jesus Christ.” (My Utmost for His Highest 334)

“Make the Morning Star your North Star” 

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Lead or Join a Grow Group

It's a fresh new year, and it's time for a fresh new Grow Groups season! Grow Groups are Pioneer's small groups that incorporate 5 S's: Shared interest, Spiritual touchpoint, Service project, Social event, Semester-based. That's it, in a nutshell! Grow Groups are for EVERYONE—all welcome to join.

Leaders, if you are passionate about something and want to use that to foster community and lead others to Jesus, we can probably help you turn that passion into a Grow Group! Let us know as soon as possible because the deadline to sign up to lead a group is January 21. For more information please email growgroups@pmchurch.org or visit pmchurch.org/grow to sign up.

Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Digital Group Leader Registration Deadline: January 21
  • Leader Orientation (via Zoom): February 1, 7:00 PM
  • Spring Grow Groups Meet: February 7 – May 1

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Year-end Contribution Statements

It is almost time for you to receive your Year-end Contribution Statement. Pioneer knows that you have had an unusual year and wants to make it easy for you to receive your Year-end Contribution Statement. This time around, you will receive your Contribution Statement easily and conveniently via email. If you have not recently updated your contact details, please email clerk@pmchurch.org with your current email address to ensure that you receive your statement. Thank you!

Pioneer Veterans

Adventist active-duty military personnel are eligible to receive a free devotional book, courtesy of the National Service Organization and Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries. Single service members, as well as other employee categories, may choose one free devotional. Married service members may choose two devotional books. You may order these online in your personal profile here at AdventistsonUniform.org. There will be more information about the profile next week.
Our National Service Organization, a subsidiary of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries offers a free devotional book annually.

To be eligible for NSO-sponsored complimentary devotional books, you must be a Seventh-day Adventist Church member in an Adventist church in the North American Division and in one of the following military-related categories:

  • All North American Division members who are active-duty military stationed overseas for a year or longer
  • DoD civilian employee of the military services stationed overseas
  • DoDEA teacher or principal stationed overseas
  • Military exchanges (AAFES, NEX, etc.) worker overseas
  • Government contractor overseas
  • A spouse living overseas with their non-Adventist military spouse

Keep our service people in prayer. They face some difficult decisions and endure hardships daily and need God's wisdom and protection. Have you any military family members or friends that we can include in our prayers? Send their names to jjnorthjr@gmail.com.

—James North, Jr., Pioneer Veterans Coordinator
jamesn@andrews.edu | 269-471-1590