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Childish Things That Should Not Be Put Away

Theme: An important aspect of becoming an adult is to retain the simple lessons about life and relationships learned in childhood. Theme Text: 1 Corinthians 13:11; Matthew 18:3; Luke 18:15-17 Presentation Notes: While adults will no doubt receive a blessing from this message, the target group are adolescents, young people on the verge of adulthood.…

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Many, Yet One Family

MANY, YET ONE FAMILY by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Through Christ we can find oneness in our families both at home and at church. Theme Text: John 17: 1, 2, 6, 20-26 Hymn: The Church Has One Foundation Presentation Notes: The notes presented in this section do…

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The Mission of Fellowship

THE MISSION OF FELLOWSHIP by Gottfried Oosterwal Adapted with permission from a message delivered at PMC, Andrews University Theme: Our families and our churches as families, when we allow God’s Spirit to minister through us, have the opportunity and privilege of carrying out the fellowship aspect of mission. Theme Text: Phil. 1:5; 1 John 1:7…

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A New Design for Relational Power

A NEW DESIGN FOR RELATIONAL POWER by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Healthy Christian relationships exhibit mutual caring, support, and respect for human equality and dignity. The gospel overcomes dominance and control in relationships through the principle of mutual submission to one another in Christ. Theme Text: Philippians…

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Family Sermon Resources

THE ART OF BEING WITH by Larry Yeagley Pastor of Charlotte S.D.A. Church and Marshall S.D.A. Church in Michigan, North American Division Theme: Though we may experience grief for a reason in our lives, Jesus heals our brokenness so that we can be instruments of healing to others Theme Text: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Presentation Notes:…

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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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Parable of the Wonderful Father

Theme: The Heavenly Father looks every day “up the road,” ready to welcome home prodigals. Theme Text: Luke 15:11-24 In the previous parables of lostness, Jesus has told of a lost sheep that was lost unintentionally and a coin lost through carelessness. This parable of the lost son is, by contrast, a wilful lostness, a…

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