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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 great issue in the Great Controversy centers on worship. We're good at the where and the when of it. What about the larger issues of the who and the how of it?
Saturday, November 02, 2002

More In This Series

When you lose a loved one you never forget their face. The Apocalypse reveals Jesus' face and invites us never to forget it.
Americans are more than ever captivated by the apocalypse. But the apocalypse is not simply about the future, it reveals a Face. The closer we look, the more of it we see.
Martyr. Victor. King. How can they all be the same face? How can they all bear the same mark? How is it that the scar bears our own imprint?
He will return bearing the scar. How much of its formation resulted from physical trauma? Did we contribute to it? Do we still?
The great emotion: Fear. The great unknown: Death. We fear what we don't know. He who holds the keys of death holds the solution to our fear.
Have any complaints about your church? Know of anyone in your church who's stopped attending because of them? In the Apocalypse, guess where Jesus shows up!
Lamb sacrifices: ancient, foreign, obsolete. But has the crimson cross that made them such become an ancient, foreign, obsolete relic to us?
When God left earth to take His throne, Another descended to be His presence with His people. The Holy Spirit. A view from the Apocalypse.
Feasting and family mark our Thanksgivings. As should gratitude, every day of the year, for a powerful reason.
Thank God for loss? Sound ridiculous? Except that new depths of God's grace and mercy often manifest themselves through pain, loss and failure.
Will it ever be forgotten that the face on the throne was the face of a baby? The baby is so that we will never forget that we are never forgotten.
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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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