Roommates, Bad Dates, and Soul Mates

Roommates, Bad Dates, & Soulmates-Part 3

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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

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Program: 
Opening Music
It Is Well • Carrie Grusselle
Songs of Praise
O Magnify the Lord • Who You Say I Am • Bless His Holy Name • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
Prayer
Lindsey Pratt
Pioneer Baptisms
Jonathan Raveloharimisy and Favour Oluwatosin Adesina with Ben Martin
Children's Story
Amazing Grace • Michael Lewis
William Dos Reis
Worship in Music
Crown Him with Many Crowns • Paul Thompson
“Roommates, Bad Dates & Soul Mates”—3
Dwight K. Nelson with Rebecca Puii Fanai, Alexander Hales, and William Dos Reis
Connect Card, Tithes, & Offerings
Michigan Advance Partners
Hymn of Commitment
Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners • 187
Benediction
Closing Music
Love Divine • John Zundel

“Roommates, Bad Dates and Soul Mates”—3
www.newperceptions.tv

 

» Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

• #1—“Two are better than one” because you have someone to share the . (Financial benefit)

- “Research has shown the financial benefits of marriage. Long-term marriage offers a 77% better rate of return than staying single and total wealth of married persons increases 16% year over year. In other words, the  you are married, the more money you make. . . . [I]f this was the reported returns on a stock growth fund, we’d all be jumping in.” (www.moneyunder30.com/financial-benefits-of-marriage)

• #2—“Two are better than one” because you have someone to help you . (Emotional benefit)

• #3—“Two are better than one” because you have someone to keep you .  (Physical benefit)

• #4—“Two are better than one” because you have someone to help you . (Security benefit)

» A great love story most have never heard . . .

- C. S. Lewis: “We feasted on love; every mode of it, solemn and merry, romantic and realistic, sometimes as dramatic as a thunderstorm, sometimes comfortable and unemphatic as putting on your soft slippers. She was my pupil and my teacher, my subject and my sovereign, my trusty comrade, friend, shipmate, fellow-soldier. My mistress, but at the same time all that any man friend has ever been to me.” (Quoted in Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts 142)

- Les and Leslie Parrott: “If there is a lesson to be gained from this amazing love story, it must be that partners without a spiritual depth of oneness can never compete with the fullness of love that enjoy. Marriage, when it is healthy, has a mystical way of revealing God; a way of  bringing a smiling peace to our restless hearts.” (142)

» The third strand

• Jeremiah 9:24—“Let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know [yada] me, that I am the LORD.”

• Genesis 4:1—“Adam made love [yada] to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant.”

• God takes the same word for “making love” [yada] and declares “That’s what I want in a relationship with you—the between a husband and a wife—I want you to know me like Adam knew Eve.”

• Alan McGinnis: “There can be no intimacy without .” (The Friendship Factor 105)

• Alice Fryling: “[Sex] is an expression of intimacy, not the  to intimacy. True intimacy springs from verbal and emotional communion. True intimacy is built on a commitment to honesty, love and freedom. True intimacy is not primarily a sexual encounter. Intimacy, in fact, has almost nothing to do with our organs. A prostitute may expose her body, but her relationships are hardly intimate.” (www.focusonthefamily.com/faith/three-lies-about-premarital-sex/)

• Don’t miss Adventist Engaged Encounter with Jeff/Twyla Smith (Nov 1-3).

• Ecclesiastes 4:12—“A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

- The Third Strand—Proverbs 18:24/John 15:13-14

- #1 Felt Need—How to grow a relationship with God

- Jennifer Schwirzer calls it “going .”

- “A New Way to Pray” (www.newperceptions.tv/newwaytopray)

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“Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners!”

 

(Flyer, TV, Google search, name of person who invited you, etc.)
Swim & Gym

All are invited to a swim and gym night at the new wellness center! This event is brought to you by your Family Life Committee.

February 29, 7:30-9:30 PM
Location: Andreasen Center for Wellness

Simply Sandi: An Intimate Night of Songs & Stories with Sandi Patty

Simply known as “The Voice,” Sandi Patty is one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records and five gold records. Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history with 40 Dove Awards.  Join us for an evening with Sandi Patty as she shares her message of hope, life and love.

March 8, 7:00 PM
Location: HPAC

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Visitor's Day

Students who will be in the 1st through 8th grade next school year are invited to visit RMES on March 10. Make friends, meet teachers and have fun! 
Grades 1-6: 8:15 - 11:30 a.m. 
Grades 7-8: 8:15 - 3:30 p.m. 
Parents, please call 269-471-3225 to register.
(A special Kindergarten Visitor's Day is planned for April 1)

"Crossing Point. Songs of an Immigrant" by Adriana Perera

Adriana Perera is professor of music theory and composition at Andrews University. She is a prolific composer with her main interest being sacred music. This concert of her compositions will be performed by various guest artists. Also performing will be the University Singers, conducted by Stephen Zork, and the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Chris Wild.

April 4, 8:30 PM
Location: HPAC

There Is No Substitute For Blood

Give the Gift of Life!
Donate blood on February 26, 2020 at PMC from 1-7pm in the PMC Commons. Sponsored by PMC, AU,and the Red Cross. More information at redcrossblood.org or contact Larry Ulery at 269-471-0467. Help save lives, treat cancer and other illnesses and make a difference.

February 26, 1-7 PM
Location: PMC Commons

AU Passion Play "Hebrew" Dancers Needed

The Nagilah Grace Jewish Folk dance group is looking for recruits of all ages to perform in the Andrews University Passion Play. To learn dance moves that date back to King David's time, come join us at 4:00-6:00 pm every Sunday afternoon in the Neighbor to Neighbor Community Center.  Please feel free to come even if you cannot be at pratice for the whole time.  If you would like more information, please contact Doug Adams at dancingdouggie53@yahoo.com.

Save the Date

Pioneer members are encouraged to attend the Business Session. The topics to be discussed and voted upon include the 2019 year-end reports and the 2020 proposed budget.

February 24, 7:00 PM

Grandpa's Two Minute Bible Stories

Please invite all kids to call 740-571-4365 to listen to a daily recording of two minute Bible Stories or visit http://gpasdd.com for YouTube Bible Stories. The seed of God's Word sown into the hearts and minds of children has great potential of bringing forth much fruit!

Food Collection for Backpacks for Berrien

During the month of February, PMC will be collecting nonperishable, single serving food items for children within the Berrien Springs community.  B4B is currently handing out food bags to 110 children with breakfast and lunch items for both Saturdays and Sundays.  Bins will be in the welcome centers with a photo of items that are needed.

 

More Volunteer Opportunities!

The Siegfried H. Horn museum would like to have a few more docents (volunteers). We are working to keep the museum open every Sabbath (Saturday) from 3:00p to 5:00p but we need help. Let us know if you would like to help and if you have not been to the museum (or it has been a while) come on over! 9047 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

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