COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs. Read more regarding the COVID-19 Pioneer response here.

 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:26

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.

The first rumor from the east heralds good news for earth's darkest hour. While the Sonrise it anticipates lies dead ahead, can we afford to wait for it?
Saturday, September 09, 2006

More In This Series

09/02/2006
Rumors from the East, the finale of the great cosmic war that plays out in every heart. The increasing intensification of the battle is reason enough to ally with Michael. Whenever He shows up in Scripture, guess who wins!
09/16/2006
If you want to define God's glory, you must look into His face which He revealed in a Story. The glory of God is in the Story . . . and the story. It's the law of mirrors.
09/30/2006
Does Islam, with its 1.4 billion adherents, have a place in Bible prophecy? Might God have used Mohammed and his Muslim followers to protect and advance the development of his kingdom? And could He possibly be doing so still today?
10/14/2006
Clues for the second rumor from the east: winds, seal, forehead, name, time, U.S.A. Today. The perfect rumor for a rest-less society.
10/21/2006
The second rumor engages the creation/evolution debate. Revelation predicts that there will be a generation that will refuse to take the hand of a skeleton and will take the hand of the Creator.
10/28/2006
The third and final rumor from the east has a rich legacy in biblical history and prophecy. It's the scariest rumor of them all, but also the best, striking panic in the hearts of some, hope in the hearts of others.
11/04/2006
Coming: "A time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation" (Daniel 12:1). Very popular literal interpretations of Bible prophecy are setting up millions for an unexpected, satanic ambush. Which could have enormous implications for everything from setting national policy to making personal decisions.
11/11/2006
The sinister "King of the North" (a metaphor Daniel uses to describe a succession of earth powers that oppress God's people) makes an all-out, final attack precipitated by rumors from the east. Not a study for the faint hearted, unless you want to know what's coming and how to be prepared.
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The (Virtual) Tent

The Junior High students from Ruth Murdoch would like to invite you to join us for our "Virtual Tent" meetings. They began on Friday, May 22 and continue through June 2. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM each night, except Saturdays. Please come and support our kids and invite a friend or family member to watch so they can get to know Jesus better.

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FLAG Camp Update

We are saddened to inform you that due to COVID-19 FLAG Camp will be canceled this summer. Thank you to each who has applied to be on staff. Please apply again next year for the summer of 2021. We will be working to make next summer a great and safe experience!

COVID-19 Updates

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs.

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No Turning Back

A celebration through word and music, prsented by Pastor Esther R. Knott in celebration fo the 50th anniversary of her baptism. Participants include: Lisa Jardine, Ron Kelly, Kenenth Logan, Dwight Nelson, Karen Nelson, Betty Oakley, Charles Reid, Julie Reid, Olivia Ruiz-Knott, Stephen Zork, and Susan Zork.

Saturday, May 30, 4:00 PM

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University Medical Center Open

University Medical Specialties is currently accepting patients who have both critical care and other medical needs.

GC 100 Days of Prayer Commence

This week I learned of our world church headquarters appeal for prayer throughout the global Seventh-day Adventist family. Originally timed to end during the recently-postponed General Conference session in Indianapolis, our church leaders are calling us to now focus 100 days of praying (March 27-July 4) on behalf of the global coronavirus pandemic. There could hardly be a more urgent need for earnest praying! 

A pastor friend of mine, Jim Moon, pointed out a two-verse juxtaposition I'd not noticed before: "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a pestilence among My people, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:13-14). While everyone knows the beloved prayer call in v 14, few of us connect it with the preceding divine action in v 13. "A pestilence among My people" certainly could represent a global pandemic like the coronavirus COVID-19. While Satan is the originator of destructive calamities, what more faith-appropriate response is our collective prayers to the One who can deliver this nation, this world, these people, from the grips of pestilence.

So let's join together in humbling ourselves before God and praying and seeking His face—that our world might be saved and our faith community might yet be mobilized to share the glad tidings of Jesus' soon return. 

- Pastor Dwight

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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Campus News

For more events impacting our local university campus, please visit www.andrews.edu/agenda.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide

You're invited to take a 13-week journey through the short classic Steps to Christ. Each week read a chapter, then write down your personal reflections in the accompanied reading guide.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide