Friday, March 29, 2019

Dear Church Family,

I wanted to underline a point from last Sabbath’s message that really stood out to me in my study and sharing.  That is that there is a striking parallel between this statement in Matthew and the Spirit of Prophecy.  You can review the message here.  And here is a collection of statements I gathered while preparing for the message.

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.  Matthew 24:14

When the character of the Saviour shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim His own. CT 324

Bottom line, we can’t proclaim effectively the everlasting gospel unless it is demonstrated in us.  While it is true that God can use even the rocks if necessary, He desires to illuminate the earth with His glory (Rev 18:1), that is Christ in us, the hope of glory (Col 1:27).  Any other method or devising on our part would mean that we assume some of the glory which is not in keeping with the 1st Angels message (Rev 14:7).

In the news:

  1. Remember that tonight at 7 p.m., there will be a prayer meeting at the church. Come join in a time of intercessory prayer and praise.
  2. Tonight at 7:00 pm we will have our last meeting of the Meaningful Devotionals
    We will share tips on motivation and consistency when it comes to studying the Bible! Tonight’s study will be presented by Suranny Sarria  and will be held at The Living Room located at 208 W Market Street.
  3. This Sabbath we will resume our “Long Journey Home” series on the Exodus with a look at the Passover story. You can catch up on missed messages in this series by visiting our sermon archives on the church website.  The GAA Senior Choir, Handbells, and Band will be joining us as we worship together and celebrate the Lord’s supper.long-journey
  4. This Sabbath there will be no fellowship meal.
  5. After the worship service, those who signed up as guests for the “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” program should pick up their instructions in the foyer where they will find directions to where they should go for lunch.
  6. The Meiers will share a presentation at 7:00 p.m. of Pavel Goia and his prayer life
  7. Remember that we have a finance committee and church board this Monday night at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
  8. This Tuesday, we have a meeting for those planning to go to Peru. Tickets have been purchased and we have 20 individuals from our church set to go. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the church.photo-1526392060635-9d6019884377
  9. Our prayer ministry has been brainstorming on how we could incorporate more prayer as a church family. Jesus said “my house shall be called a house of prayer” (Matthew 21:13). What a blessing it is when together we praise God and ask him to intercede through prayer.  In conjunction with Friday evening prayer at the church, there has also been created a 15-minute prayer line that will be ongoing Monday-Friday.We are using the FreeConferenceCall.com service. You can find the app in the App Stores. You can use the service online or you can call.

Dial in number: (605) 313-4197

Access code: 714557

Online ID: greenevilleprays (for those not using the call option) 

Officially it will begin on April 8 but will have a preliminary launch for testing next week April 1. Anyone is invited to join at 6:30 am. It will promptly start at that time (please call before 6:30). It will end promptly at 6:45. There will be a small devotional with different themes every few weeks. April 8th we will start with Steps to Christ by Ellen White. Every day will be a new gem from the next chapter in sequence until we finish.

The youth will also have a prayer line with devotions geared toward them and often led by them. It will start promptly at 7-7:15am.

This is the order of the prayer line.   

1.) Short devotional   2.) (We begin prayer) Praise and thanksgiving  3.)   consecration (ask for forgiveness and ask for the Holy Spirit)   4.)petition (end at 6:45)

Basic instructions.
a.)  Call before the start time.   b.)  Anyone may say one or two sentences in “popcorn” style to allow others to the opportunity.    c.) Anyone can speak multiple times given that they allow others the opportunity.     d.) We will honor your time by beginning and ending promptly.

Please send us your praises and prayer requests! You can text or email pastor Alex at pasale2014@gmail.com
If you have any questions feel free to call Pastor Alex.  (678) 707-9465

  1. Our midweek class on Daniel began this week. Remember the class meets two times for your convenience.  You can come at either 10:30 a.m. or at 6:30 p.m.
  2. We had a great class last night on juicing with Walt Cross where he dispelled some of the myths associated with juicing and inspired us with testimonies and stories. He had a couple of men share about their experience with his 13-week program which he’s run at his story each winter and their testimonies were simply amazing!  We tasted some great juice samples and had a nice turnout.  The next class will be on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
  3. Remember that we have our Spring Revival coming bio-Randy-Skeeteup with Randy Skeete beginning Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the church. He will be presenting nightly at 6:30 p.m. at the church until Friday when we will move over to the Oaks for our Spring Retreat where Randy will conclude his series.  He will also be presenting a week of prayer at GAA this same week.
  4. The Adventist Book Van will be here April 7 from 10-11 a.m. Food lists are available in the foyer.
  5. We had a great International Sabbath celebration last Sabbath!  Thank you to Kezia and her team for putting together such a nice service and dinner.  A highlight was seeing the church family sing “The Family of God” at the end with hands clasped.

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  6. DINNER WITH THE DOCTOR will be presented by Dr. Melanie Davidson, Cardiologist April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Her topic is “Save Your Heart From Jeopardy.” Postcards are on the center table in the foyer for you to pick up and share with a friend. Please register in advance by calling the church office.
  7. I have shared this before and know that many if not most of you are aware of this series called Lineage.  But in case some of you are not, you can watch the whole series (48 videos) for free online and it’s a great way to review the period of the dark ages and the reformation.  Check it out if you haven’t. It is well worth a look.
  8. Last Sunday, the boys and I spent the day finishing our first woodworking project. We built a garden potting bench.  Then we celebrated our accomplishment with hotdogs by the fire.  Special times!

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Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!

In His Service,
Pastor Jeremy

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