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The God of the Second Time

THE GOD OF THE SECOND TIME Another look at the Jonah story by Jo Ann Davidson Assistant professor of theology Andrews University Theological Seminary Berrien Springs, Michigan Theme: The God who called Jonah again, despite his deliberate disobedience, is still the God of second chances. Theme Text: “Now the Word of the Lord came to…

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Families Filled With Joy

FAMILIES FILLED WITH JOY by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: An understanding of the dynamics of families, coupled with a clear presentation of the good news of the gospel, can make it possible for more households to be discipled together for Christ. Theme Text: Acts 16:31-34 Presentation Notes:…

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Christlikeness in Relationships

CHRISTLIKENESS IN RELATIONSHIPS by Lowell C. Cooper Associate Secretary General Conference Theme: Building an atmosphere of Christlikeness-love, respect, beauty in relationships-in our relationships at home and in society. Theme Text: Matthew 5:48 Presentation Notes: Throughout the following outline, numbers in parentheses (1), (2), (3) will indicate items from the section called Sermon Illumination which may…

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Challenges to the Rhythm of Life

CHALLENGES TO THE RHYTHM OF LIFE by Lindrey Niles Local elder at Capital Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington, D.C. He delivered this sermon shortly after a medical condition made it necessary for him to retire from his professorship at Howard University. Theme: In the midst of crises, disappointments, tears and sorrow, our faith can…

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Walking Down Memory Lane For Family Revival

WALKING DOWN MEMORY LANE FOR FAMILY REVIVAL by Waveney Martinborough Director, Department of Family Ministries, Inter-American Division Theme: Family revival is born of telling and retelling our stories of God’s workings in our lives and in our families. Theme Text: Is. 12:1-6 How many of you have ever gone down memory lane? A place, a…

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Transitions and Traditions

TRANSITIONS AND TRADITIONS by Gaspar Colon Co-Director, Family Ministries Euro-Asia Division Theme: Dramatic changes in the lives of God’s people were often marked by celebrations. These celebrations frequently became traditions that kept memories alive and helped change to be viewed positively as part of growth and progress toward God’s goals for His people. Theme Text:…

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A Time For Turning

A TIME FOR TURNING by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Within the heart-turning, family-strengthening Elijah message for our time there is a hopeful, redemptive message for those who have departed from the values of God’s word. Theme Text: 1 Kings 18:20-45; 1 Kings 17:17-24; Luke 15:11-32 Presentation Notes:…

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If You Don’t “Get It”, You Don’t Get It!

IF YOU DON’T “GET IT,” YOU DON’T GET IT! by Karen Flowers Co-Director, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Until we understand our complete lostness and God’s amazing grace, we can never understand forgiveness. When we do understand, God will enable us to draw on His grace and pass it on. Theme Text: Matthew…

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Brother Beloved

BROTHER BELOVED by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: The gospel offers new beginnings for estranged relationships. Theme Text: John 15:12; Philemon 15, 16. Supplementary Reading: Ellen G. White, Acts of the Apostles, pp. 456-460. Presentation Notes: The notes presented in this section do not constitute a prepared sermon…

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