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.

Offering

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

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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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Soup for Students Report

Thank you to all who brought food or volunteered for Soup for Students last night. Because of your faithfulness, we were able to serve 197 students. We had over 30 pots of home-made soup, pizza, salad, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and cookies. It was a tremendous blessing to see students arriving even before 6:00 PM. We then prayed, opened the lines, and they were off. One student commented how this event is always an "oasis" for her and her friends in the midst of finals week. We had about 15 volunteers who were busy assembling the pizzas, swapping out empty pots of soup, and refilling water at the tables. Toward the end of the event, we were realizing we'd have some soup left over, so I texted Donnie Keele, the assistant dean at Meier Hall. He said, "If you bring any soup over here, it will all be gone by 10:15 PM." So we did just that. We packed the leftovers into to-go cups, and brought soup to the girls and the boys dorm. What an honor it is to partner together to show demonstrate God’s love towards students on our campus.

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Christmas Breakfast in Church

The season is upon us.  Come celebrate with us. PMC Annual Christmas Breakfast in Church will be on December 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Bring your favorite breakfast items.
A – G – bread, muffin or pastries
H – P – breakfast casserole or hot/cold cereal
Q – Z – fruits

PMC will provide hot and cold drinks and nuts.

Feast of Lights

Andrews Academy will be presenting the 48th annual Feast of Lights program. The community is invited to attend this spectacular night of music, Scripture and drama honoring the King of Kings. It is an evening of lights, bells, instruments, choral singing, congregational singing, shepherds, a Nativity scene, and the retelling of a glorious Christmas story. Chorale and Orchestra will end the program with four choruses from Handel's Messiah including the Hallelujah chorus at the end. The church sidewalks will be arrayed in Christmas lighting. The program will speak to your hearts of His wondrous love.  All are invited to attend this free program held at Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University.

December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM
Location: PMC

 

PMC Christmas Angel Tree

Brighten the Christmas season and bring smile to struggling families, please stop by the Christmas Angel Tree located at the Welcome Center downstairs and at the Narthex.  Choose an angel from the tree, you can either give donation (money, gift card, food, toys, etc)  or buy a gift for them.  You may bring your gift with the angel attached to it to PMC on or before December 23 (Monday)

Nathan Greene Art Studio Christmas Open House

Please join us at the Nathan Greene Art Studio Christmas Openhouse on Sunday, December 8 & 15, 2019, from 12 pm to 6 pm. Prints and puzzles will be available for purchase and signing by Nathan. Also featuring Artist, Bonnie Greene Le Blanc and Bladesmith, Daniel Greene. Hope to see you there!

Studio location: 8458 Painter School Road, Berrien Center, MI.
For more info call 269-313-1179

Toy Drive

Join us in collecting toys for families that need some extra kindness during this holiday season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the church on December 14 to be collected during our children's Celebration of Christmas.

Nominating Committee Name Change Board Vote

The PMC Board voted on Nov. 11 to follow the recommendation of David Nowack, the Nominating Committee chair, to change the name of the Nominating Committee: it is now the Volunteer Engagement Committee or VEC for short. The change is the result of consultations with the pastoral staff and others to create a name that reflects the actions of the Committee and make it more understandable for the visitor, guest or new member.

Our United Cry

 

Adventist Retirees Christmas Banquet

Senior members of the Pioneer Memorial Church are invited to a Christmas Banquet in the Fellowship Hall of the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday December 15, at 1:00 PM. Reservations must be made by calling the Village Church at 269.471.7795 by December 8. Please provide the name(s) who will be attending, contact number and indicate your church affiliation.

December 15, 1:00 PM
Location: Village SDA Church

Children's Ministry Resource Center needs costumers.

 The PMC Children's Ministry Resource Center is looking for a Costume Coordinator and a Costume Garment Maker/Repairer. These volunteer positions are flexible to suit individual time available. Contact Debi Robertson, 269-470-2690.

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