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 past several months we have been focusing on four passages of scripture that are foundational to each of our fundamental beliefs. Here’s our next set of 4 memory passages for June to coincide with our 18th fundamental belief regarding what the Bible teaches about The Gift of Prophecy. 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 # 19: The Law of God
The great principles of God’s law are embodied in the Ten Commandments and exemplified in the life of Christ. They express God’s love, will, and purposes concerning human conduct and relationships and are binding upon all people in every age. These precepts are the basis of God’s covenant with His people and the standard in God’s judgment. Through the agency of the Holy Spirit they point out sin and awaken a sense of need for a Savior. Salvation is all of grace and not of works, and its fruit is obedience to the Commandments. This obedience develops Christian character and results in a sense of well-being. It is evidence of our love for the Lord and our concern for our fellow human beings. The obedience of faith demonstrates the power of Christ to transform lives, and therefore strengthens Christian witness.
A. Deuteronomy 28:1(NKJV) — “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord will set you high above all the nations of the earth.”
B. Psalm 19: 7-10(NKJV) — “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and he honeycomb.”
C. John 15:9-11(NKJV) — “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”
D. 1 John 5: 1-3(NKJV) — “By this we know that we love the children of God, we we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”
7. GOD’S LEADERS IN THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL:
Be part of God’s praying church across North America for the leaders who guide God’s work in the following territories
Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Ricardo Graham, President
August 5-11 Hawaii Conference Ralph Watts, President
Guam-Micronesia Mission Ken Norton, President
August 12-18 Nevada-Utah Conference Leon Brown, President
August 19-25 Northern California Conference Jim Pedersen, President
Aug 26 - Sept 1 Southeastern California Conference Sandra Roberts, President