6. SATURATED WITH THE WORD
As a President’s Prayer Partner, we again invite you to truly be a people of the Word. As
Seventh-day Adventists we embrace 28 Fundamental truths that are based on the Bible alone. For the several months, we have been focusing on four passages of scripture each month that are foundational to each of our fundamental beliefs. Here’s our next set of 4 memory passages for February to coincide with our fourteenth fundamental belief as Adventists regarding what we believe about Unity in the Body of Christ. Let’s place His Word prayerfully in our hearts each day of this month.
I carry a set of these passages with me in my car and repeat them aloud as I drive from place to place. My goal is to prayerfully say one verse at least five times a day for a week, thus embracing the promise of God’s Word – “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:11. Repeat these passages over and over till they become a part of your very being. Of course, you can always choose to do more. Prayerfully consider how you can saturate your soul and make His Word a part of your heart every day.
FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF # 14: Unity in the Body of Christ
The church is one body with many members, called from every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. In Christ we are a new creation; distinctions of race, culture, learning, and nationality, and differences between high and low, rich and poor, male and female, must not be divisive among us. We are all equal in Christ, who by one Spirit has bonded us into one fellowship with Him and with one another; we are to serve and be served without partiality or reservation. Through the revelation of Jesus Christ in the Scriptures we share the same faith and hope, and reach out in one witness to all. This unity has its source in the oneness of the triune God, who has adopted us as His children.
Psalm 133:1 (NKJV) — “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in Unity.”
Malachi 2:10 (NKJV) — “Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another by profaning the covenant of the fathers?”
Romans 12;4-5 (NKJV) — “For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we believing many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.”
Ephesians 4: 4-6 (NKJV) — “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
7. GOD’S LEADERS IN THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY FOR THIS NEW YEAR OF 2018:
Be part of God’s praying church across North America for the leaders who guide God’s work in the following territories:
Dave Weigley, President
Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Maurice R. Valentine II, President
Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
March 4-10 Ohio Conference Ron Halvorsen, Jr., President
March 11-17 Pennsylvania Conference Gary Gibbs, President
March 18-24 Potomac Conference Bill Miller, President
March 25-31 Illinois Conference Ron Aguillera, President