Worship: Silver and Gold / Wellness: Doctors to Educate, Not Medicate

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  When we understand the value of the silver and gold used in the sanctuary, then we can have, although faintly, a better idea of the value of our own salvation. The Bible tells us that we have been redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus, not with corruptible things, such as silver and gold. Yet the silver and gold used in the sanctuary was of an incomprehensible amount! Just so, the real value of our salvation cannot be measured. “We cannot comprehend it. It will be the science and the song of the redeemed throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity. Even the angels cannot fathom it.”

[For additional details, please read Ecclesiastes 8:11; Psalm 105:37; Psalm 115:4; Proverbs 22:1; Acts 3:6; and 1 Peter 1:18, 19. Also read “Value of the Gold and Silver Used” in The Path to the Throne of God: The Sanctuary, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck, PTG 110, 111 original; PTG 155, 156 new edition; PTG 82 online. Also listen to the recording and hear Pastor Flemons sing Hymn 76 “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go.”]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that physicians, rather than promote the free use of toxic medicines, should use their many opportunities to save lives through teaching the laws of health. That is what Times of Refreshing and medical missionaries do. “People need to be taught that drugs do not cure disease. It is true that they sometimes afford present relief, and the patient appears to recover as the result of their use; this is because nature has sufficient vital force to expel the poison and to correct the conditions that caused the disease. Health is recovered in spite of the drug. But in most cases the drug only changes the form and location of the disease. Often the effect of the poison seems to be overcome for a time, but the results remain in the system and work great harm at some later period.” {MH 126.3}  (For further details, please listen to the recording and read the original text that formed the basis of his talk: MH 125.1-127.1.)

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Sharing Time  Sis. Audrey timidly sang Hymn 572,”Give of Your Best to the Master,” the hymn Pastor Flemons recited the lyrics of for the previous worship segment.

Special Prayer  Include in your prayers today call-in listener 7254. Please pray for her family, especially for those suffering with health challenges and employment issues, as well as those who are retired. Also pray for Sis. Odessa’s shoulder issues, as she is still in much pain. Pray also that her issues with the insurance company can be resolved. She asked also that we pray for the bereaved and TOR.

Urgent prayers are needed to continue for Mrs. Jones, 79, who is recovering from two brain surgeries performed last week. Also pray for others in ICU and their families, especially Sis. Jennifer’s brother who is still in a coma.

Remember to continue praying for the entire TOR broadcast family, that GOD will be free to bless us in the way that HE really wants to in 2018. Thank you!

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FaceBook  – Silver and Gold

FaceBook – Doctors to educate, not medicate

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – July 8 – 14

Worship  Sunday – Silver, the Price of Redemption; Monday – Silver and Gold

Wellness  Sunday – You’re Probably Just Thirsty; Monday – Doctors to Educate, Not Medicate

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Words of Encouragement

2 Peter 1:4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2 Corinthians 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Also read DA 311.2. )

Worship: Will the Real Faithful Pastor Please Stand Up / Wellness: If Your Stomach Could Speak

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Peter’s ministry to the church was twofold: witnessing to convert unbelievers and strengthening believers. It was all to purify the church for heaven. In his first epistle to the church, however, is a special message to pastors, also called undershepherds. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says if the stomach could talk, it would complain of being burdened with trying to digest concentrated protein when you eat meat. It would complain of releasing digestive acids for no reason, when you eat candy without food. It would complain of needing a break, when you eat between meals. And it would complain of being interrupted from its job of digesting food, when you drink with your meals. In every case, acid is produced, which lays the foundation for every kind of disease.

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QTQT  Listen to the recording to hear Carrie’s testimony and a brief discussion about the danger of children watching vegetables or any other inanimate object “speak” in seemingly innocent cartoons.

Special Prayer was offered for call-in listener 9036.

Remember to continue praying also for 9275 (November finances) and 1716 (bereavement healing and full surrender of children, family to God), 5-year-old Caleb, Melinda, Carrie and sister (cancer), 92-year-old Stella David, an unnamed listener, and for all others who have requested our prayers. Thank you.

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FaceBook – Will the Real Faithful Pastors Please Stand Up (A Faithful Under-Shepherd)

FaceBook – If Your Stomach Could Speak

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – October 1 – 7

Worship  Sunday – Condemned to Die; Monday – A Faithful Under-Shepherd; Tuesday – Steadfast Unto the End; Wednesday – John the Beloved; Thursday – A Faithful Witness; Friday – Transformed by Grace; Saturday, the Sabbath – Patmos [All topics per The Acts of the Apostles by Ellen G. White.]

Wellness  Sunday – The Healing Power of Encouragement and Prayer; Monday – If Your Stomach Could Speak

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Words of Encouragement

Acts 5:32   And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

2 Peter 1:4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

For Heaven’s Sake…

“Throughout his ministry, Peter faithfully watched over the flock entrusted to his care, and thus proved himself worthy of the charge and responsibility given him by the Saviour. Ever he exalted Jesus of Nazareth as the Hope of Israel, the Saviour of mankind. He brought his own life under the discipline of the Master Worker. By every means within his power he sought to educate the believers for active service. His godly example and untiring activity inspired many young men of promise to give themselves wholly to the work of the ministry. As time went on, the apostle’s influence as an educator and leader increased; and while he never lost his burden to labor especially for the Jews, yet he bore his testimony in many lands and strengthened the faith of multitudes in the gospel. AA 516.4

“Those who occupy the position of undershepherds are to exercise a watchful diligence over the Lord’s flock. This is not to be a dictatorial vigilance, but one that tends to encourage and strengthen and uplift. Ministry means more than sermonizing; it means earnest, personal labor. The church on earth is composed of erring men and women, who need patient, painstaking effort that they may be trained and disciplined to work with acceptance in this life, and in the future life to be crowned with glory and immortality. Pastors are needed–faithful shepherds–who will not flatter God’s people, nor treat them harshly, but who will feed them with the bread of life–men who in their lives feel daily the converting power of the Holy Spirit and who cherish a strong, unselfish love toward those for whom they labor. AA 526.1

“There is tactful work for the undershepherd to do as he is called to meet alienation, bitterness, envy, and jealousy in the church, and he will need to labor in the spirit of Christ to set things in order. Faithful warnings are to be given, sins rebuked, wrongs made right, not only by the minister’s work in the pulpit, but by personal labor. The wayward heart may take exception to the message, and the servant of God may be misjudged and criticized. Let him then remember that ‘the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.’ James 3:17, 18. AA 526.2

“The work of the gospel minister is ‘to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God.’ Ephesians 3:9. If one entering upon this work chooses the least self-sacrificing part, contenting himself with preaching, and leaving the work of personal ministry for someone else, his labors will not be acceptable to God. Souls for whom Christ died are perishing for want of well-directed, personal labor; and he has mistaken his calling who, entering upon the ministry, is unwilling to do the personal work that the care of the flock demands. AA 527.1

“The spirit of the true shepherd is one of self-forgetfulness. He loses sight of self in order that he may work the works of God. By the preaching of the word and by personal ministry in the homes of the people, he learns their needs, their sorrows, their trials; and, co-operating with the great Burden Bearer, he shares their afflictions, comforts their distresses, relieves their soul hunger, and wins their hearts to God. In this work the minister is attended by the angels of heaven, and he himself is instructed and enlightened in the truth that maketh wise unto salvation.” AA 527.2

This study is based on the First Epistle of Peter and chapter 51, “A Faithful Under-Shepherd,” in the book The Acts of the Apostles (AA), by Ellen G. White.)