Lubbock Seventh-day Adventist Church
Worship Service - April 1
Welcome to the Lubbock Seventh-day Adventist Church! Let us worship our Savior together in praising, giving, praying & learning.
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  • Lubbock Seventh-day Adventist Church
    5302 Elgin Ave, Lubbock, TX 79413, USA
    Saturday 11:00 AM
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Lubbock Seventh-day Adventist Church:
The Church that Feels like Family!

We are so glad that you are here worshiping with us. If there is anything we can do for you please connect with us at: http://lubbockadventist.org
Let's Sing: Hymn 214

We have this Hope

Verse 1
We have this hope that burns within our heart,
Hope in the coming of the Lord.
We have this faith that Christ alone imparts,
Faith in the promise of His Word.
We believe the time is here,
When the nations far and near
Shall awake, and shout and sing
Hallelujah! Christ is King!
We have this hope that burns within our heart,
Hope in the coming of the Lord.

Verse 2
We are united in Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are united in His love.
Love for the waiting people of the world,
People who need our Savior’s love.
Soon the heav’ns will open wide,
Christ will come to claim His bride,
All the universe will sing
Hallelujah! Christ is King!
We have this hope this faith, and God’s great love,
We are united in Christ.

Church Announcements - April 1, 2017

You can find our complete Church Bulletin & Announcements on our website.

http://www.lubbockadventist.org/
Let's Sing: Hymn 306

Draw Me Nearer

Verse 1
I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice,
and it told thy love to me;
but I long to rise in the arms of faith
and be closer drawn to thee.

Refrain
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
to the cross where thou hast died.
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
to thy precious, bleeding side.

Verse 2
Consecrate me now to thy service, Lord,
by the power of grace divine;
let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
and my will be lost in thine.

Verse 3
O the pure delight of a single hour
that before thy throne I spend,
when I kneel in prayer, and with thee, my God,
I commune as friend with friend!
Ministry Spotlight - Health Ministry

We have our next Health Expo coming up! If you want to participate, get involved or share the word check out our website.
www.lubbockadventist.org/health
Children's Story - Jan Yates

This week's Children's Offering will go towards:
Church Landscaping
Today's Offering goes towards:
Church Budget

Lubbock Church Finances At A Glance
Tithe Totals
March 2017 - $27,417
2017 Tithe YTD - $75,385
2016 Tithe YTD - $82,586

Church Budget
March 2017: $15,555
Received Donations: $11,525
Needed Donations: $4,030

Online Giving

Would you like to return tithe and give your offering online? Click on the link below.

http://adventistgiving.org/?OrgID=ANWIFV
Offering Response - Hymn 694

Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Song of Prayer - Hymn 485

I Must Tell Jesus

Verse 1
I must tell Jesus all of my trials,
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress He kindly will help me,
He ever loves and cares for His own.
Refrain
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.

Verse 2
I must tell Jesus all of my troubles,
He is a kind, compassionate Friend;
If I but ask Him He will deliver,
Make of my troubles quickly an end.

Verse 3
Oh, how the world to evil allures me!
Oh, how my heart is tempted to sin!
I must tell Jesus, and He will help me
Over the world the vict’ry to win.

Can We Pray for YOU?

Are you in need of prayer? Can we join you in praying for the challenge(s) that you face? Please let us know how we can help.

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Special Music - Robert Plant, II - "Near the Cross"

Sermon by Pastor Geraldo Alonso II

Map of Asia Minor - Letter to the 7 Churches (Source: Andrews Study Bible)

The main words of Revelation 2:18-29.

"Thyatira was located some forty miles southeast of Pergamum. It was the smallest and least important of the seven cities; it had no special religious or political significance. It was an important commercial city, however, especially known for its dyeing industry and its manufacturing of the royal purple and woolen goods. Lydia, the seller of purple in Philippi—the first Christian convert in Europe—was from Thyatira (Acts 16:14). The citizens of the city were mainly poor laborers, as opposed to those living in Pergamum."

Source:
Dr. Ranko Stefanovic - Revelation of Jesus Christ: Commentary on the Book of Revelation
Why does Jesus describe himself to Thyatira as the Son of God (Rev. 2:18) and to John He describes Himself as the Son of Man (Rev. 1:13)?
Jesus says of the people in Thyatira, " I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance" (Rev. 2:19, NIV).

How would Jesus describe you?
"For the account of the historical Jezebel see 1 Kings 16:31; 18:13; 19:1, 2; 21:5–16, 23–25; 2 Kings 9:30–37. It would appear that, as Jezebel sponsored the worship of Baal in Israel (1 Kings 21:25), so in John’s day some false prophetess was attempting to lead astray the church at Thyatira. The message indicates that here, even more than at Pergamum (Rev. 2:14), apostasy was openly and defiantly rampant. As applied to the Thyatira period of Christian history, the figure of Jezebel represents the power that produced the great apostasy of the medieval centuries."

Source:
The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary. Vol. 7.
"Here, we think, was the problem of the church in Thyatira. To refuse to join one of these guilds would mean to give up all prospect of commercial existence. Why should a Christian not join one of these guilds? They held common meals. These would very often be held in a temple; and, even if not, they would begin and end with a formal sacrifice to the gods, and the meat eaten would be meat which had already been offered to idols. Further, it often happened that these communal meals were occasions of drunken revelry and slack morality. Was it possible for a Christian to be part of such occasions?

Here was the problem at Thyatira: the threat came from inside the church. There was a strong movement, led by the woman referred to as Jezebel, which pleaded for compromise with the world’s standards in the interests of business and commercial prosperity, maintaining, no doubt, that the Holy Spirit could preserve them from any harm. The answer of the risen Christ is uncompromising. Christians must have nothing to do with such things."

Source:
William Barclay - The Revelation of John, Vol. 1.
"Traditional Roman religion centered on idolatry and sexual immorality. Christians were, therefore, tempted to compromise in these areas."

Source:
Andrews Study Bible Notes
Does this passage in Revelation 2:20-21 contradict the teachings of Paul regarding food sacrificed to idols (cf. 1 Corinthians 8-10)?

What are the principles that Paul is sharing?
"Jezebel is referred to as a spiritual harlot and her seductive activities as immorality (Rev. 2:21) -- a symbolic reference to her activities of advocating compromise with paganism .... Since harlots' activities take place in bed, the bed is the place where Jezebel and those who are in adulterous relationships with her will be judged. If they do not repent, Jesus will throw them together into great affliction. A similar fate will come upon Jezebel's offspring, who will follow in her footsteps. By using this severe language, Jesus wants to impress upon their minds the seriousness of the action. Everyone will be judged according to their work (Rev. 2:23)."

Source:
Dr. Ranko Stefanovic - Plain Revelation, pg. 44
Does God take pleasure in killing children?

"The fornication of this Jezebel was habitual and of long standing, for she had children. Figuratively, this should probably be understood in the sense that she had won committed adherents. Judgment was to descend not only upon the mother but also upon the offspring, who were contaminated by her evil character. Compare the destruction of the children of Ahab (2 Kings 10:7)."

Source:
The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary. Vol. 7.

Notice what Exodus 20:5-6 says about our level of commitment to God.
Is there something in your life that you need to give up? Is there a secret sin that you are holding onto more than God?

What is the reward for confessing and returning to God?
What deep things?

"However, the gnostic heresy that developed in the ancient world did claim a super knowledge and often spoke of the deep things that only gnostic initiates generally comprehended. The expression “Satan’s … deep secrets” has been thought by many interpreters to indicate, once again, a connection between the doctrines of Jezebel and perhaps the teachers of the doctrine of Balaam in Pergamum to a burgeoning gnostic perspective. This idea has value, even if one cannot say for certain that this was the seer’s intention."

Source:
The New American Commentary.
A Promise & Odd Words!

"There follows an interesting word of promise to some at Thyatira who have clearly abstained from listening to the teachings of Jezebel. The Lord promises that those who “have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets” will have no other burden imposed on them. They are simply to hold fast to what they have until the Lord comes."

Source:
The New American Commentary.
What does it mean to hold fast? What are you holding onto? How are you making it through difficult times in your life?

Do you need help?
(Notice this promise in Hebrews 10:35-36)
What does it mean to hold fast? What are you holding onto? How are you making it through difficult times in your life?

Do you need help?
(Notice this promise in Hebrews 10:35-36)
What is the significance of Jesus quoting Psalm 2? What does Psalm 2:7-9 tell us about Jesus and His authority?

What is the morning star? Why would the faithful ones be excited about this?
Suggested Reading for Further Study:
Plain Revelation by Ranko Stefanovic
Revelation of Jesus Christ by Ranko Stefanovic
The Acts of the Apostles, “The Revelation” by Ellen G. White
The Revelation of John, Vol. 1 by William Barclay
Closing Song - Hymn 309

I Surrender All

Verse 1
All to Jesus I surrender;
all to him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust him,
in his presence daily live.

Refrain
I surrender all, I surrender all,
all to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

Verse 2
All to Jesus I surrender;
humbly at his feet I bow,
worldly pleasures all forsaken;
take me, Jesus, take me now.

Verse 3
All to Jesus I surrender;
make me, Savior, wholly thine;
fill me with thy love and power;
truly know that thou art mine.

Verse 4
All to Jesus I surrender;
now I feel the sacred flame.
O the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory, to his name!
Benediction:

‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24-26, NIV)

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