Worship: Lessons from a Child / Wellness: Why You Can’t Always Trust Your Experience Pt 2

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The life story of King Josiah shows what God can do with even a child who is willing to obey His word. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Experience based on thoughtless habit should never form the basis of sound belief. Just because a person appears to be healthy, years after practicing some abuse, does not mean that they have God’s blessing upon their unhealthy habits. Pastor Flemons, doctor of biblical wellness, says “The body can bear long with abuse.” And he shared a reading that included the following. (Read more below.)

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Special Prayer  Include in your prayers today call-in listener 0724. Also please pray for Jennifer’s brother Earl, who is in an induced coma that appears to be irreversible, and a woman Sis. Chester met, who believes she can’t change her sexual orientation. Include families that are grieving the loss of loved ones: the families of Dexter Rias (hometown schoolmate of Sis. Audrey) and Clara Rock (wife of Dr. Calvin B. Rock, retired former president of Oakwood College and vice president of the General Conference of SDA).  Mrs. Rock will be memorialized July 1 at 1 p.m. in the  Oakwood University SDA Church. The interment service will be held the next morning at 10.

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 17 – 23

Worship  Sunday – Christ’s Inauguration and Coronation; Monday – Pentecost, the Conclusion of the Matter; Tuesday – The Former Rain and the Latter Rain; Wednesday – Lessons from a Child

Wellness  Sunday – Rational Remedies; Monday – Consulting Spiritualistic Practitioners; Tuesday – Why You Can’t Always Trust Your Experience; Wednesday – Why You Can’t Always Trust Your Experience, Part 2

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Words of Encouragement

1 Peter 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though hit be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:13  Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (Also read AA 518 and GW 1915 131.)

For Heaven’s Sake…

Only eight years old when the child was made king, Josiah was sixteen years old when “he began to seek after the God of David his father.” By age twenty, King Josiah “began to purge Judah and Jerusalem” of idol worship. He did not stop until “he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel.”

In that same year, “the eighteenth year of his reign,” King Josiah ordered the repair of the house of the LORD his God. Then was found a book of the law of the LORD given by Moses. Because of it, the king was made aware of God’s will for His people. The king then sent for a word from God through Prophetess Huldah, who informed the king of God’s unquenchable wrath judged for the land and its inhabitants. But the prophetess informed King Josiah that God was well pleased with him and promised the king he would be laid to rest in his grave in peace so that he would not “see all the evil” destined to come upon the land and the people.

King Josiah then called all the people together to the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, read all the words of the book , promised to “walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant . . . and [he] made all that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the LORD their God. And all his days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.”

(“Lessons from a Child” is based on 2 Chronicles 34. Read the chapter in full and listen to the recording to hear call-in listener, Sis. Victorine Chester, tell how she delivered the story to the children at church this past Sabbath. Also hear the comments of Pastor Flemons that followed.)

For Health’s Sake…

“Erroneous habits and customs gird men and women as with iron bands, and they too often justify themselves in these customs by what they term experience. Many of the grossest habits are cherished under this plea. Many fail to reach that physical, mental, and moral development to which they might attain, because they cling to an experience that is opposed to the plainest revealed facts. Men and women whose wrong habits have destroyed their health, and broken down their constitution, will be found recommending their experience as safe for others to follow, when it is this very experience that has robbed them of health and vitality. When you seek to instruct them, they defend their course by referring to their experience. {CTBH 109.3}

“Here is where we have met the greatest difficulties in religious matters. The plainest facts may be presented, the clearest truths, sustained by the word of God, may be brought before the mind; but the ear and the heart are closed, and the all-convincing argument is, ‘my experience.’ Some will say, ‘The Lord has blessed me in believing and doing as I have; therefore I cannot be in error.’ ‘My experience’ is clung to, and the most elevating, sanctifying truths of the Bible are rejected.” {CTBH 110.1}

(Pastor Flemons offered comments as he read from Ellen G. White’s Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene for the morning’s topic. For additional details, please listen to the recording and read the full chapter here.)

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