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Sabbath, March 8, 2014

We were blessed to have many brothers and sisters join us for Sabbath School and church, in the chapel and from far away, and we pray that your Sabbath was as much of a blessing as was ours.

The Sabbath School began with prayer by Brother Michael Woodward, followed by a song service led by Sister Ashleigh Holt. After a short devotional by Brother Woodward, Brother Leon Holt led out in the sharing time.

The lesson study was on the Day of Atonement, looking at the type and antitype. The class was able to cover the first third of the chapter and will continue next week.

After song service, the youth separated for their Sabbath School, while the adults continued their study of the sanctuary

The youth Sabbath School began with prayer and with a nature nugget about strawberries, shared by Sister Tamela Franklin. Pastor Allen Stump then presented a science demonstration that illustrated beautiful words. Next the youth considered a lesson on how water and oil do not mix, especially when the oil is on fire, and applied this to Solomon’s many wives and his imitation of them in their worship of false gods. The youth lesson continued to focus on the life of Solomon in his later years, with an application for both the young and the old. You may see the slides for these different lessons here.

“While we are to be kind and courteous to all, we are not to connect with those who we know are acting in opposition to God. Solomon was estranged from God by the influence of his heathen wives; and God has forbidden his people to unite with unbelievers; for in so doing, they bring untold sorrow upon themselves, and reproach upon the cause of God. They may think, like Solomon, that their influence over those who are in the wrong will be beneficial; but too often they themselves, entrapped and overcome, yield their sacred faith, sacrifice principle, and separate themselves from God. By one false step they place themselves where they can not hope to break the chains that bind them.” (Ellen White, The Signs of the Times, November 26, 1896, par. 11)

Here is another promise parents can claim for their children, saved or unsaved, or that we can claim for ourselves and/or others, for the text is for all who are oppressed: “The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.” (Psalm 103:6)

Announcement: Youth Sabbath School will begin at 9:35 a.m. EDT (instead of 9:40) and will close at 10:40 a.m. (instead of 10:45), to allow adequate time to set up for live streaming of the church service.

Our Worship Hour began with prayer and an opening hymn. Following prayer requests, Brother Leon Holt led the congregation in prayer, and then Pastor Allen Stump shared a children’s story about the amazing properties of the tardigrade. (You may view the slides for the tardigrade here.) Then Pastor Allen offered an important sermon on beautiful words, entitled “The Best Kind of Apples” which instructed us to not only speak sweetly and kindly to one another, but to also be aware of blasphemous words that are spoken, such as words spoken by Tony Palmer, Kenneth Copeland, and Pope Francis at a recent ministerial meeting. We hope to post this sermon soon, so please check back here or check our YouTube channel soon. The slides for this message may be viewed here.

We invite you to join our online and telephone conference services each week--Sabbath Song Service at 9:15 am EDT Sabbath morning, Youth Sabbath School at 9:35 a.m. EDT Sabbath morning, Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. EDT Sabbath Morning, Story Hour at 7:00 p.m. EDT Monday, and Prayer Meeting at 7:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday. You can access the services listed above by using the following link: or you may call 619-326-2730 and enter conference room #755896 when prompted.

May God richly bless you until we meet again.

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