Eternity's Edge: New Visions for an Aging Movement

Prelude to Persecution

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

Think persecution is a thing of the past: Bible times, early church, Dark Ages, etc.,not the present or the future? Think again! But then, why don't we experience it more today? The Bible's answer is clear, disturbing, hopeful.
Saturday, February 04, 2006

More In This Series

01/07/2006
We have no king but Caesar!" Strange words coming from the mouths of religious people who hated Rome. A demonically inspired collusion, a marriage of convenience to get their bloody task completed. Could it be that we too make such collusions to serve our own ends?
01/14/2006
Old Story. Powerfully new application. Same bottom line. You decide.
01/21/2006
A lone defender of God's honor and truth stood up against an ancient tri-lateral alliance that threatened his life. The same players are all in place for the final showdown just before the return of Jesus. Where are you among them?
02/25/2006
Faced any closed doors lately? Financially, socially, professionally, health wise? Consider this: those closed doors could be setting you up for God's BHAG! So, what's a BHAG? Very good question. You won't be disappointed in the very important answer.
03/04/2006
Technological advances are conquering outer space and cyber space. But there's one last, great frontier to be conquered for God. And it will be conquered . . . when God's last question becomes our first.
04/01/2006
"How long will you go limping?" Aging movements do that, don't they? And yet the Elijah movement in the end will be a race through earth's final storm. The Elijah secret is in the seven-fold prayer.
04/15/2006
Dickens' statement sets up this classic reflection on Easter. How is it possible to hold the opposites of death and faith, despair and hope in the same heart?
04/22/2006
What causes you to jump for joy or sends you into a pit of despair? The answer, divinely etched into human nature, also provided the antidote to depression. Imagine, if you dare, the Magic Kingdom!
04/29/2006
Level 5 (top rung) leaders, not only in top companies and families on earth but also in the divine economy in heaven, have a common, counter-intuitive characteristic. Do you possess it?
05/27/2006
What's the meaning of a color? Lots if it's God's color, the color of His throne. Knowing that color helps solve one of the greatest mysteries of the Bible.
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Offering for April 20, 2024

Pioneer Operating Budget

Smells can bring a flood of memories to your brain.

A special family recipe can spark a whole host of thoughts and emotions as it passes through your home if someone is making a meal. There are recipes that my mother and my grandmother have made, that still bring me joy when we get together and they are cooked for the family. One thing I am still mastering is the art of making good bread. I love the smell of fresh-baked, homemade bread, and it is always something that I look forward to making.

What has brought even more joy is involving my children in the baking process, when it is possible. Baking and cooking are skills that can be taught and learned. Similarly, our church has a rich heritage of passing along the lessons we know in order to build up the next generation.

The Bible encourages teaching and sharing what we know! “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2, NIV).

Ministries such as Sabbath School classes help us connect and better know the “recipe” for a better life in Christ, and how to practically live out our Christianity outside of these church walls. Today’s offering is for our local church budget, which supports ministries such as Sabbath school. 

North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Introduction to Trauma Aware Workshop

You are invited to a special free event to learn about how trauma may impact the individuals and communities you serve.

Pastoral Staff Transition at Pioneer

Please see the letter below regarding a Pastoral Staff transition at Pioneer.

Letter from Elder Jim Micheff

Hope and Fun with Jesus

The Pioneer Women Ministries invites you explore the topic of “Hope” with us on Sunday, April 28 form 3-5 PM in the Teen Loft. The program will include fellowship time with games and puzzles. Please bring snacks to share with your table: cut fruit, pretzels, cookies, munchies be creative! Drinks will be provided! Join us for this time of encouragement. To Register text “HOPE” at 269-281-2345

Free Bibles

The lost and found ministry at PMC has placed a table in the Main Lobby (Narthex) containing Bibles which have been in lost and found for more than a year and not been claimed. Some have names on them and some do not. You are welcome to take a Bible for yourself or a friend.  Please read and enjoy, For other lost and found item, there is a cupboard in the lower lobby welcome center where these items are kept. You can ask during the week for a secretary to help you check if your lost item is there.  After items have been in lost and found for more than three months they are sent to Neighbor to Neighbor so be sure and check on your items soon after you lose them.

Quiet Activity Bags for Kids in Church

Pioneer warmly welcomes young families! Quiet activity bags for children are available to borrow, enjoy, and return each Sabbath morning. Select a larger bag for 1 to 3 year-olds or a smaller one for 3 to 9 year-olds. Pick up a bag in the Narthex or the organ side front entrance lobby. Return as soon as finished so others can enjoy.

Oasis Public School Ministry

Oasis Public School Ministry provides a safe community for real talk, good food, fun activities, and building relationships between students, leaders, and God. This ministry is open to all public middle and high school students and meets Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 PM in the 5th grade Sabbath school room. Bring a friend and check it out! For more information, contact Diane at simplestirrings@yahoo.com.

Clear Reception

Join us for Bible study and reading "Mere Christianity" an adaption of BBC radio broadcasts by C.S. Lewis during WWII. We plan to build simple radio sets like the ones people listened to Mr. Lewis on. We will meet the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:30, in the lobby of the Simulator Building at Andrews University Airpark. Register by clicking on the 'Grow Groups" link at the bottom of Pioneer Memorial Church's web page, then select the option of "Join a Community Group".

BELONG Ministries Adopt-a-Student

 Winter is coming and for many of our students these are the hardest months to get through without their families. You can help create a home away from home by joining our Belong Ministries Adopt-a-Student program. You'll build meaningful connections by hosting the student for a home cooked meal, surprising them with their favorite treats, and reminding them that they've been prayed for. The time commitment is at your discretion.

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