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 # 20: The Sabbath
The gracious Creator, after the six days of Creation, rested on the seventh day and instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth commandment of God’s unchangeable law requires the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath.
The Sabbath is a day of delightful communion with God and one another. It is a symbol of our redemption in Christ, a sign of our sanctification, a token of our allegiance, and a foretaste of our eternal future in God’s kingdom.
The Sabbath is God’s perpetual sign of His eternal covenant between Him and His people. Joyful observance of this holy time from evening to
evening, sunset to sunset, is a celebration of God’s creative and redemptive acts.
A. Exodus 20: 8-11(KJV) — “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God:in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant,nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowedit.”
B. Isaiah 58:13-14(NKJV) — “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, From doing your pleasure on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, The holy day of the Lord honorable, And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, Nor finding pleasure, Nor speaking your own words, Then you shall delight yourself in the Lordl And I willcause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the Lord hasspoken,”
C. Luke 6:5(NKJV) — “And He said to them, ‘The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.’”
D. Hebrews 4:4(NKJV) — “For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in thisway: ‘ And God rested on the seventh day from all His works; and again in this place: They shall not enter My rest.’ Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, ‘Today, after such a long time, as it hasbeen said: Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.’”
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
September2-8 Southern California Conference Valino Salazar, President
September9-15 Alberta Conference Gary Hodder, President
September16-22 British Columbia Conference Wesley Torres, President
September23-29 Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference David Ripley, President
Sept 30 - Oct 6 Ontario Conference Mansfield Edwards, President