Renovation Underway  —  

Pioneer’s summer renovation project is underway. Sabbath services will meet at Howard Performing Arts Center. Please note the Sanctuary is now closed to the general public. For updates and safety information please visit https://www.pmchurch.org/renovate/updates.

 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 15:24

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

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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Iris Time

The irises at the Roberts have started to bloom. Please look for the sign located at 88785 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs. Visitors are welcome to drive in to view the display. The peak display will be after May 25. Enjoy the colors and the smells.

May 25 - Jun 5
Location: Roberts Home

PMC Prayer Ministry Team Seeking New Members

Please join our PMC Prayer Ministry Team by volunteering to pray with us during 1st or 2nd service on available Sabbaths. We need you to help us intensify and grow this ministry. For more information contact Andrea Gibbs.

Contact: Andrea Gibbs - gibbsak777@gmail.com | (209) 663-9891 (can text)

Sabbath School in the HPAC

Although Sabbath School classes will not meet, each class will take turn leading out in the lesson discussion. Several microphones will be available for members' participation and interaction. However, the French, the Portuguese and the Yugoslavian classes will meet in the HPAC lobby. Sabbath School leaders will be in the HPAC lobby to respond to your questions or concerns.

"In Exile: Cadences of Home" Begins Next Sabbath

Because Pioneer is "in exile" from its familiar surroundings and spiritual home for the late spring and summer, our new worship/ pulpit theme in the Howard Performing Arts Center will focus on what are called "diasporic morality tales"—dramatic Bible narratives of believers who lived "in exile" among those who did not believe. From these stories both familiar and unfamiliar, what lessons can we draw from their faithful though often conflicted lives? While we're renovating God's House this summer, let's continue to renovate our hearts for Him. Beginning May 11.

Signs of the Times

The annual Signs of the Times campaign has begun and continues through the month of May. Signs of the Times was first published in June, 1874, and celebrates its 145th birthday this June. Signs of the Times is a monthly magazine that encourages readers to lead joyful Christian lives as they await the soon return of Jesus. For more information about Signs of the Times, visit www.signstimes.com.

Volunteer this Summer in Children's Sabbath Schools!

As a university church, we disciple AU students helping in every Sabbath School. During vacation months, substitute teachers and pianists are needed, May through August, and December, each year. Experience God through the eyes of a child by making a Sabbath School small group part of your summer adventure this year. Sign up today!

PMC Vespers

Jenifer Daley will present the vespers sermon this evening.

May 25, 8:00 PM
Location: PMC Youth Chapel

Knitting Hearts Together

Please join us for a prayerful time of contemplating how we can meet the needs of those who are experiencing serious illness or bereavement. Your prayerful presence is always welcomed.

May 28, 7:00 PM
Location: MacCarty Residence (4541 Timberland Dr.)
Contact: Alice Williams - alicew@andrews.edu | (269) 461-6815
               Lyn MacCarty - (269) 471-9060 or (269) 208-3377