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Bob Gustafson Discusses Bible Heroes

Sabbath services on August 29, 2015 began with a song service led by Adiv (sophomore), Tuwan (9th grader), and Darius (junior), accompanied on the piano by Min Sterling. The opening song was “I’m a Pilgrim”.   Bob Gustafson welcomed everyone and had prayer. Adiv read Philippines 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Michael (9th grader) read a mission story from Bangladesh. He then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Elliott (senior) and Matthew (sophomore).  Pedro Arte then had special music.

Bob Gustafson had the superintendent’s remarks on “Bible Heroes”.  He then had closing prayer.  Pastor David Wendt then announced he was accepting a call to pastor another church. The congregation then became two Sabbath School classes discussing "Peter and the Gentiles", one taught by James Brenneman in the church sanctuary and one taught by Bob Gustafson “behind the glass” in the church.
The academy girls were away attending a Purity Weekend at the Laurelbrook Lodge.
Following are a few notes from the theme talk by Bob Gustafson: 
  1. There are many examples of heroes in the Bible.
  2. Moses had the burning bush and the Red Sea.
  3. Abraham went forward, doing what is right because it is right.
  4. Joseph was a favored son but then was sold into slavery and thrown into prison.  In the end, he saved Israel.
  5. Esther had to oppose Haman and was humble and honest.  She must have spent much time on her knees, praying about the direction the Lord wanted her to go. Sometimes that leads to directions we don’t want to go.
  6. All of us make mistakes so it is best that we look again at our Bible heroes.
  7. When you are unhappy and stressed, do you make wrong choices and have a wrong attitudes?  We can choose this way or God’s way. These Bible heroes can help you make the right choices.
Personnel Other Than Students:
Bob Gustafson – local church elder / Laurelbrook vice-president / men’s work coordinator
James Brenneman – academy history teacher and one of the academy English teachers
Pastor David Wendt – pastor of the Laurelbrook and Pikeville Seventh-day Adventist churches
Pedro Arte – works with the academy music department
Rich Sutton – Laurelbrook president

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