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Rich Sutton Discusses Whether God Keeps Bad Company
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The church service in the Laurelbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church on March 14, 2015 began with an introit by Jacqueline Miller on the piano and Cheyna on the violin, followed by the personal ministries time by Elizabeth Castle.  Rich Sutton mentioned that a local person agreed that a Dayton radio station be run by Laurelbrook with the funding run through his Mexico Missions organization for a time.  Rich Sutton also mentioned that the Belize mission trip would be building a church or churches.  The mission group then came to the platform; Bob Gustafson and Robert Zollinger had prayer.  
 
The congregation had silent prayer as an invocation.  The congregation then sang “A Mighty Fortress”. Bob Gustafson then had the Morning Prayer; the congregation sang “Hear Our Prayer”. Laiken (9th grader) then called for the offering, which was for Adventist World Radio.  Luke (senior) and Daryll Ellis then collected the morning offerings.  The congregation sang the doxology, and Bob Gustafson prayed for the offering. 
 
Jessica Fields told the children present a story about a boy who grew up to become a criminal. Eventually released, he told about a sermon who changed his heart; the memory compelled him to come to God again.  Today he is engaged in prison ministry. TJ (9th grader) played a clarinet solo for special music, accompanied by JD (9th grader) on the piano.

Polina (9th grader) then read John 6:37-40 “37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”  

Rich Sutton discussed the topic “God Keeps Bad Company”. The congregation sang “Onward Christian Soldiers”.   Rich Sutton had the closing prayer.

Personnel Other Than Students:
 
Bob Gustafson – Laurelbrook men’s work coordinator
Jacqualine Miller – semi-retired nurse living on the Laurelbrook campus
Jessica Fields – works with the Laurelbrook cleaning crew
Rich Sutton – Laurelbrook president
Vonee and Cheyna – new academy girls’ deans


 
Following are some notes on the sermon by Rich Sutton: 
  1. John 6:37 “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
  2. John 6:40 “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
  3. Zedekiah was the last king of Judah.  They had Solomon’s Temple plus the Ark of the Covenant.  It contained Aaron’s rod that budded.   These original Ten Commandments are somewhere hidden because the Temple was burned.
  4. Zedekiah didn’t have to die.  Jeremiah was accused of deserting Judah and put in prison. The king sought information privately of Jeremiah, who advised submission to the Babylonians.  Nothing would have happened to Zedekiah if he had submitted, and the city would not have been burned.
  5. The princes advised Jeremiah be put to death, and the king gave Jeremiah into their hands. 
  6. How far will God go to save a person? If a person repents, God will save Him.  I haven’t found a stop point yet with God.
  7. Satan told Zedekiah that he had gone too far to retrace his steps.  This is not true.  And the king was afraid of the people and his past and too proud to submit.
  8. The people would have respected Zedekiah if he had submitted.  His country would have been spared.
  9. But the king lost all due to his fears of doing what is right.
  10. In the future, are we going to be true to what we believe and go through what is ahead?
  11. Through prayer, experiences, helping each other God shows us He loves us and believes in us.
  12. Following God is not convenient as experiences getting ready for the upcoming mission trip proves.
  13. King Nebuchadnezzar would have let Zedekiah stay on his throne if only he had submitted.
  14. The kind things we do proves we love God.
  15. John 6:32-36 “32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. 34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.”
  16. John 6:37-40 “37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
  17. What does Satan really want to do with each of us? Satan wants to torment each of us, but Jesus has paid the price to set us free from Satan’s ways of living.

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