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Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 00:29



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.

"The Ugly Secret" doesn't have to remain ugly for life. God cries with victims and lives with them. Calvary enfolds "the Ugly Secret" in a healing embrace. (Childhood sexual abuse)
Saturday, October 28, 2000

More In This Series

God gave His shining ideal for marriage in Eden. But wonder of wonders, the subsequent story in Genesis tells of one dysfunctional family after another. Good news; God has an entire history of experience working with families more dysfunctional than our own.
Seldom do they really "live happily ever after." Even the family Jesus grew up in didn't. But God has made provision for unfulfilled expectations.
Modern motto of the young: "Sex without strings, relationships without rings." But it's not only moderns who've encountered its lure and its pain. Study two biblical characters: one who fell for it, one who didn't.
The wound is secret because for too many it is simply too painful to disclose. What if the church were a safe haven, a place where wounds were healed? (Homosexuality and the church's response)
When does our identity in God begin? When does God's future become a promise for a potential child? Focus on the incredible hope this truth presents to every young woman . . . and man. (Abortion)
Wherever human choice is involved, there are no absolute guarantees. But here are seven principles of choosing and marrying the right one.
Can a marriage survive an affair? Can trust violated ever be restored? Here's a 10-point prescription for mending a broken heart and a broken marriage.
Pastor and Mrs. Nelson share five secrets for making a marriage so irresistible that neither partner wants to look elsewhere for fulfillment.
Does God reserve the abundant, fulfilled life for married people only? Is singlehood a catastrophe or a spiritual gift? Lessons from God's honor roll of singles.
When God chose a stepfather for His Son, what did he look for? Stepfathers, listen up.
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Love on the Move

Over the summer and fall of 2019 Pioneer underwent significant physical renovation—including a new roof and a major Sanctuary makeover. During the same time congregation leaders engaged in multiple conversations about our missional renovation—how does a faith community like Pioneer seriously engage and impact the people around us for Christ? From this dialogue emerged a fresh new expression of our Pioneer mission: "Love on the Move."

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