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Cheryl Orser Talks About "True Freedom"

Sabbath services on July 4, 2015 began with an introit by Jairit (sophomore) on the piano.  There followed a song service led by Dyaine (sophomore), Rachel (9th grader), and Maria (9th grader), accompanied on the piano by Jairit (sophomore) and on the guitar by Lucas Johnson. The opening song was “Trust and Obey”.   Cheryl Orser welcomed everyone and mentioned that the program will be on freedom.

Jean Talley had the opening prayer and read John 8:36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”  
Jeannine Faatz read a mission story titled “God Prepared a Great Fish” from New Guinea. Two missionaries were returning to the village where they had been working. To do so they had to go past a hostile village. As the group neared the village, a sting ray lay on the surface of the water. The men were surrounded by the hostile villagers. The sting ray intervened and picked up the canoe on its back and got the group swiftly out of the situation.

She then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Darius (junior) and Matthew (sophomore).  Jairit (sophomore) and Cheyna Ashe sang “I Bow to Thee, My Country”, accompanied by Darius and Polina for special music.

Cheryl Orser had the superintendent’s remarks on “True Freedom in Christ” and had closing prayer.  The congregation then became one Sabbath School class taught by Elizabeth Castle in the church. The students went with Lucas Johnson to put on a Sabbath School program for the Laurelbrook Nursing Home residents.
Following are a few notes from the theme talk by Cheryl Orser: 
  1. James 1:25 “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
  2. John 8:36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
  3. We often try to live our old life while still trying to be a good Christian.
  4. Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
  5. We must die to our old life of sin if we expect to enter heaven. Nothing can bother a dead person; a Christian who is dead to the old life is not bothered by the rough experiences of life.
  6. Ellen White in Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings says that trials and slights do not bother a true Christian because God gives him/her strength to withstand them. These temptations advance the Christian in the work of character building.
Personnel Other Than Students:
Cheyna Ashe – accountant / assistant girls’ dean
Elizabeth Castle – works in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home
Jean Talley – nurse in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home
Jeannine Faatz – retired with her husband Jack Faatz, Jr. and living with and taking care of Jack Faatz, Sr. and Louise Faatz
Lucas Johnson – academy boys’ dean

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