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“Those who are loyal to God, keeping all of his
commandments, will meet a spirit of opposition similar
to that which David encountered.”
(Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times, March 4, 1886)

 

Black Walnuts
(Photo by Phuong Tran)

 

“Remember you are building for eternity.”
(Ellen G. White, Our High Calling, p. 84)
(Photo by Charles & Hudson_flickr)

 

Sabbath, December 7, 2013

Due to weather conditions only a few of our regular members could assemble at the chapel but thankfully due to modern technology, we were still able to meet and fellowship one with another.

Following prayer, the Youth Sabbath School opened with a science discussion by Pastor Stump on snowflakes, who referred us to a link about the wonderful design of snowflakes. You may view the video link at http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2013/12/06/3886871.

Following this, Sister Tamela Franklin shared a nature nugget about chestnuts, and we then considered Jesus as the Master-builder of our characters, as he was for David. The youth completed their lesson on David and Goliath which closed with several references from the Spirit of Prophecy about how Satan tries to taunt and deride us as did Goliath to the Israelites. The jealousy of Saul’s heart was compared to the chemical juglone which is found in black walnut trees, and Sabbath School closed with a story from Eric B. Hare about the kidnapping of some students at the mission school and about their miraculous release. The students sang, prayed, and preached instead of giving in to the urge to cry! You may view the slides for these presentations here, and we encourage you to join us for song service next Sabbath at 9:15 a.m. EST and for Sabbath School at 9:40 a.m.

Here is a promise for godly parents concerning their children: “And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live” (Deuteronomy 30:6).

Worship was again a little simplified due our being in different locations for the broadcast, but the Holt family helped with the music and the opening song, and then Pastor Stump shared the sermon entitled “Christian Praxis.” Praxis is a Greek word that means the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied, or realized. As we continued our lesson study of Wednesday night which focused on the first part of Colossians 3, we moved naturally into John 15 and spoke on the reality of the believer's experience of abiding in Christ as not simply one of theory but of the reality and spoke on the practical points of the gospel in abiding in Christ. The slides for this presentation may be viewed here. We are very sorry to report that due to a technical difficulty the sermon was not recorded. If there is a blessing in this, it is to help us to see the necessity of taking advantage of every opportunity while the opportunity exists, for there may be a time when it does not.

Thank you for listening to our services, for we are blessed to have you join us, and may the new week be filled with God’s presence.

We invite you to join our online and telephone conference services each week--Youth Sabbath School at 9:40 a.m. EST Sabbath morning, Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. EST Sabbath Morning, Story Hour at 7:00 p.m. EST Monday, and Prayer Meeting at 7:00 p.m. EST Wednesday. May God richly bless you until we meet again.

For helpful videos, remember to check out our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/swiftkayak?feature=results_main


Links to Recent Prior Sabbath Reports


 

Some pages from the new Old Paths created for iPad users. You may download a copy here or find it in the iBook store.