enditnow® Emphasis Day Materials
Available now in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian.
An initiative to stop violence
enditnow® is a global initiative to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence around the world. It aims to mobilize Seventh-day Adventists around the world and invites other community groups to join in to resolve this worldwide issue.
Although it is an uncomfortable subject for many people, it has become more and more obvious that abuse is a serious problem for Christians, for Seventh-day Adventists. Abuse in any form deforms the body of Christ—for the victim, for the perpetrator, and for the church that is left with the hurting members.
ENDITNOW® EMPHASIS DAY
FOURTH SABBATH OF AUGUST
enditnow® Emphasis Day, the fourth Sabbath of August, provides an annual opportunity for local churches to address this issue, to educate church members and leadership, to facilitate awareness in their communities, and to let victims know that their church cares about them.
Pastor Anthony Kent preaches his sermon, “When Jesus Ended It”, specially prepared for August 22, 2020, enditnow® Emphasis Day Sabbath services.
AUGUST 22, 2020
WHEN JESUS ENDED IT
The General Conference Ministerial Association contributed for the first time to the enditnow® Emphasis Day resource packet for 2020. The sermon, “When Jesus Ended It,” written and presented on video by Pastor Anthony Kent, associate director of General Conference Ministerial Association, comes with a PPT slide presentation.
The seminar, “The Wounds of Abuse,” is a PPT slide presentation originally published in Ministry® International Journal for Pastors, November 2018. The script of the presentation is in the packet Word document.
The Dynamics of Domestic Violence, is a PDF booklet written by Dr. Mable Dunbar. It was published in 2016 by North American Division Women’s Ministries. Our accompanying PPT presentation “Individual and Community Response to Domestic Violence are PPT slides to work with the checklist from the booklet. Note that the printable checklist handout is included in the packet’s Word document file.
Unpacking the packet
The Word document file in the sermon packet contains an outline of divine service suggestion, a children’s story, the sermon script, the seminar script, and the checklist handout. The three PowerPoint files include presentations for the sermon, seminar, and checklist. The booklet PDF is not included in the Romanian and Russian packets.
You may print and reproduce the packet if you’d like to share it with others. We encourage you to use it in your church’s 2020 enditnow® Emphasis Day program.
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