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Ground Zero and the New Reformation
How to Be Baptized with the Holy Spirit - Part 1
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SpeakerDwight 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.
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"Ground Zero and the New Reformation:
How to Be Baptized with the Holy Spirit"—1
- The Red Letter Truth of the Holy Spirit
- John 16:5-7—The Holy Spirit will take place with us.
- John 14:16-18—The Holy Spirit will bring presence into us.
- John 14:26—The Holy Spirit will teach truths to us.
- John 15:26—The Holy Spirit will speak testimony through us.
- J. I. Packer, Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God: "The Spirit’s message to us is never 'Look at me; listen to me; come to me; get to know me' but always 'Look at Him, and see His glory; listen to Him, and hear His word; go to Him, and have life; get to know Him, and taste His gift of joy and peace.' The Spirit, we might say, is the matchmaker, the celestial marriage broker, whose role it is to bring us and Christ together and ensure that we together." (Quoted in Frank Hasel, "The Holy Spirit and Spirituality," Jan-Mar 2017 SS Study Guide p 18)
- Desire of Ages: "The Holy Spirit is Christ’s representative, but divested of the personality of humanity, and independent thereof. Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally. Therefore it was for their interest that He should go to the Father, and send the Spirit to be His successor on earth. No one could then have any advantage because of his location or his personal contact with Christ. By the Spirit the Saviour would be accessible to all. In this sense He would be to them than if He had not ascended on high." (669)
The Luke 11 Truth of the Holy Spirit
Luke 11:1-4—7 petitions in the Lord’s Prayer—you get the idea that God really loves it when we Him for what we’d like, for what we want, for what we need!
Luke 11:5-8—Because it’s only when we realize we have that we are ripe and ready for the God has for us.
Luke 11:8—"... yet because of your he will surely get up and give you as much as you ."
Desire of Ages: "This promised blessing [the Holy Spirit], claimed by faith, brings other blessings in its train. It is given according to the riches of the grace of Christ, and He is ready to supply every soul according to the capacity to receive." (672)
Ellen White: "With the reception of this gift [the Holy Spirit], other gifts would be ours; for we are to have this gift according to the plentitude of the riches of the grace of Christ, and He is ready to supply every soul according to the capacity to receive." (Ye Shall Receive Power 221)
Luke 11:13—"... how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who [keep on asking/ ] ask Him."
Ellen White: "Morning by morning [Jesus] communicated with His Father in heaven, receiving from Him a fresh baptism of the Holy Spirit." (Signs of the Times November 21, 1895)
Acts of the Apostles: "To the consecrated [follower of Jesus] there is wonderful consolation in the knowledge that even Christ during His life on earth sought His Father for fresh supplies of needed grace." (56)
Christ’s Object Lessons: "Our prayers are to be as earnest and persistent as was the petition of the needy friend who asked for the loaves at midnight. The more earnestly and steadfastly we ask, the will be our spiritual union with Christ." (146)
- For a PDF of Helmut Haubeil’s Steps to Personal Revival: Being Filled with the Holy Spirit click here.
“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” — Luke 3:16
For study guide answers download the Study Guide PDF
The Andrews University Band & Keyboard Festival this year includes nearly 100 academy students from four states and Canada. The festival band will be directed by Byron Graves, performing Sacred Suite by Brant Karrick, Simple Gifts by Frank Ticheli, and more. The festival keyboard students are under the direction of Chi Yong Yun, and will perform a variety of selections. Admission is free.
March 18, 4:00 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center
Dr. John Kelly, MD, MPH, will make a presentation on “Epigenetics and Lifestyle: Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny” at the St. Joseph Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1201 Maiden Lane, St. Joseph. Dr. Kelly was founding President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, serves as an adjunct faculty at two medical schools, and is the new President of Oak Haven in Pullman, MI. There is no admission fee for his presentation, which is sponsored by Healthy Together Friends in partnership with the St. Joseph Seventh-day Adventist Church. For more info and to register, go to our website at www.htfriends.org or call (269) 697-3405.
March 3, 3:00-5:00 PM
Location: St. Joseph Seventh-Day Adventist Church
1201 Maiden Lane, St. Joseph
All eighth-grade students are invited to attend and see the exciting programs Andrews Academy offers. You will experience one day with us. While there you will worship together, go to a number of classes with Academy students, and participate in a number of games and activities. Lunch will be served; T-shirts and prizes will be given. Registration begins at 7:30 AM, the full day of activities will begin at 8:00 AM and will conclude by 3:15 PM. You are invited to stay for the optional dodgeball tournament and pizza supper to follow. Call (269)471-3138 with any questions you may have.
March 5, 7:30 AM - 3:15 PM
Location: Andrews Academy
We will be spending time and handing out flowers to the people at the Pine Ridge Center. This is a great opportunity to interact with the people who live in our local community. We will be leaving from the PMC Church parking lot, and transportation will be provided. Please contact Alexander Hales at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
March 1, 2:00-3:00 PM
Contact: Alexander Hales - email@example.com
The AU Campus are invited to join Ted Wilson, General Conference president, and some of his colleagues on Sabbath, March 2, from 3:00-5:00 PM in the PMC Sanctuary. During that time, Elder Wilson will share some exciting updates on mission and talk with us about unity in the church. The last 40 minutes will be for questions and answers. So that we can ensure he and his team have a chance to be prepared and time to be responsive to the majority of questions, we are asking for questions to be submitted in advance. These can be submitted through PMC at www.pmchurch.org/gcqa or through the University at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your questions before the end of Sunday, February 24. Thank you so much and please do come and join us for this important time of reflection and engagement.
March 2, 3:00-5:00 PM
Location: PMC Sanctuary
Come and learn about Christian sexuality from internationally renown authors and speakers Drs. David and Beverly Sedlacek.
March 2, 3:30-5:00 PM
Location: PMC Commons
Pioneer welcomes all members to its next business session. Come for supper at 6:00 PM with the business meeting at 7:00 PM. Hear reports and updates regarding our building program and church life.
February 25, 7:00 PM
Location: PMC Commons
Join the AU students in a unique and beautiful vespers featuring inspiring music and poetry on the theme of gratefulness. This annual vespers is presented by the Andrews University Departments of English and Music.
February 22, 7:00 PM
Adventist Engaged Encounter is an intense weekend workshop for seriously dating, engaged, and newlywed couples. It is biblical, results oriented, and designed for couples to interact in a private, safe environment allowing you to explore your relationship with each other and with God. Engaged Encounter runs from Friday March 1 through Sunday March 3. The cost is $75 per couple, meals are included on Sabbath and Sunday.
Friday, March 1, 6:15-9:00 PM
Sabbath, March 2, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Griggs Hall, Council Chamber