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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.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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“Vintage Tales—2
(Two Last Stories, One Final Truth)”

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» Two Last Stories

• Vintage Tale #1—Matthew 21:28-32

• The tale modified: “There was a Father who had two congregations. He went to the first congregation and said, ‘My people, go and work today in My vineyard.’ ‘We will not!’ the congregation retorted, but later they changed their mind and went to work in their Father’s vineyard. Then the Father went to the other congregation and said the same thing, ‘My people, go and work today in My vineyard.’ The congregation responded, ‘We will, Lord.’ But they did not go and work in their Father’s vineyard. So which of the two congregations did what their Father wanted?”

• Vintage Tale #2—Matthew 20:1-15

• “‘Or are you envious because I am generous?’”

» One Final Truth

• If we have the Father’s heart, we will work the Father’s harvest.

• Revelation 7:9-12

• Bruce Wilkinson: “God has shown us how our story ends—with countless people from every nation on earth crying out joyfully to God.  What part of that throng will be there because of you? What part of God’s dream is linked to your destiny?  Just think what a difference you could make in many, many lives if you were to pray passionately and faithfully for enlarged territory from God, for God [in His vineyard].  Imagine the miraculous divine partnership that will grow out of your plea, Let me accomplish more for You.  With His infinite ability and your willing availability, He can literally do anything.” (Beyond the Prayer of Jabez 108)

• How can you have your Father’s heart for lost people?

#1—Kneel at the foot of the cross—in your mind’s eye.

#2—Look up into your Savior’s face—remember the truth: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” (1 Timothy 1:15)

#3—Pray for the Holy Spirit: “Are you using all your powers in an effort to bring the lost sheep back to the fold? There are thousands upon thousands in ignorance who might be warned. Pray as you have never prayed before for the power of Christ. Pray for the inspiration of His Spirit, that you may be filled with a desire to save those who are perishing.” (In Heavenly Places 338 emphasis supplied)

#4—Ask the Spirit to send you to someone today and go.

#5—Stay in the vineyard and work with the Father until the harvest is finished.

 

If we have the Father’s heart,
we will work the Father’s harvest.

 

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Equipping Missionaries to Cuba

After 60 years of strict communist rule, the doors have opened to equip Cuban pastors and Bible workers with crucial resources like technology, transportation, and ministry materials. Help today by adopting a project like a computer, a smartphone, a bike, or tablet. In addition, we are also conducting a special musical instrument drive. Bring these items to the church and visit www.CareforCuba.org to donate online. Your donation of any amount is 100% tax deductible. For more info mdivstudytour@andrews.edu.

AU Band & Keyboard Festival Concert

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

Epigenetics and Lifestyle

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

Academy Day

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

Pine Ridge Center Visitation

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 alexanderh@andrews.edu for further information.

March 1, 2:00-3:00 PM
Contact: Alexander Hales - alexanderh@andrews.edu

General Conference Forum

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 suggestions@andrews.edu. 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

Sexuality: A Journey into the Heart of God

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

PMC Business Session

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

With Grateful Hearts: A Vespers in Music and Poetry

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

Engaged Encounter

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

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