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Join us at Pine Knoll with Jon Paulien this weekend, August 29-30, 2014. PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 21:18

August 25, 2014

Pine Knoll Family and Friends,

Welcome to Pine Knoll. This Friday evening and Sabbath morning, August 29-30, Jon Paulien will lead us in three studies from the Book of Proverbs, #7,10,12 for first quarter Sabbath School, 2015.

After Breakfast Sabbath morning he will continue the "Stages of Faith" topic with "Stages of Surrender".

Save the Dates:

Confirmed dates for September and October are:

  • September 12-13 (Jon Paulien)
  • September 26-27 (Zdravko Stefanovic)
  • October 3-4 (Daniel Duda)
  • October 10-11 (Daniel Duda)

For a full updated 2014 schedule of confirmed dates, click here.

Schedule of events for this week:

August 29, 2014 Friday Evening

  • 6:00 PM Refreshments and Social time
  • 6:30 PM "Dealing with Fights"
    #7, The Book of Proverbs, 1st Quarter, 2015
  • 7:40 PM "Behind the Mask"
    #10, The Book of Proverbs, 1st Quarter, 2015
  • Moderator: Jon Paulien

August 30, 2014 Sabbath morning

  • 8:00 AM "The Humility of the Wise"
    #12, The Book of Proverbs, 1st Quarter, 2015
  • 9:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM "Stages of Surrender" 
    #2, The Stages of Faith series
  • Moderator: Jon Paulien

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What We Believe PDF Print E-mail
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Graham MaxwellWhat We Believe -- A message from Graham Maxwell

I believe that the most important of all Christian beliefs is the one that brings joy and assurance to God's friends everywhere -- the truth about our Heavenly Father that was confirmed at such cost by the life and death of His Son.


God is not the kind of person His enemies have made Him out to be -- arbitrary, unforgiving and severe. Jesus said, "If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father." God is just as loving and trustworthy as His Son, just as willing to forgive and heal. Though infinite in majesty and power, our Creator is an equally gracious Person who values nothing higher than the freedom, dignity, and individuality of His intelligent creatures -- that their love, their faith, their willingness to listen and obey may be freely given. He even prefers to regard us not as servants but as friends.

This is the truth revealed through all the books of Scripture. This is the everlasting Good News that wins the trust and admiration of God's loyal children throughout the universe.


Like Abraham and Moses -- the ones God spoke of as His trusted friends -- God's friends today want to speak well and truly of our Heavenly Father. We covet as the highest of all commendations the words of God about Job: "He has said of Me what is right."

 
How God Won His Case (Perceptions of a "Juror") PDF Print E-mail
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God may you "win your case when you go into court!"

Goodspeed's dramatic translation of Romans 3:4 matches Paul's use of David's prayer in Psalm 51:4. The apostle has raised the question, does the lack of faith among God's privileged people mean that God Himself cannot be trusted? "By no means! God must prove true, though every man be false; as the Scripture says, ‘That you may be shown to be right in what you say, and win your case when you go into court.'"

If God had not been accused, there would have been no need for Him to defend Himself. And just as the charges had been heard throughout the universe, so the answers must be publicly made known. When Daniel described a convening of the heavenly court, he emphasized the open presentation of the evidence. A hundred million watched as "the court sat in judgement, and the books were opened" (Daniel 7:10, RSV).

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