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Jacqueline Miller Talks About Humility

Sabbath services on November 21, 2015 began with a song service led by Wendy Carr, accompanied on the piano first by Jacqueline Miller and then by Beth Brandt. The opening song was “Just When I Need Him”.   Jacqueline Miller welcomed everyone.

Dwayne Downing then read Psalm 25:9 “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.”  She then had prayer.

Pam Sutton read a mission story from Malawi, Africa. After a pastor and his little son were burned in a fire, they were hospitalized. After two months, the pastor left to check on his church members. The son remained in hospital for four more months. He was then transferred to a physical therapy hospital.  After a year of recovery and therapy, he was able to walk. The pastor was unable to ride a bike, making it very hard to get from one of his churches to another. The pastor’s wife tenderly cared for her family throughout the ordeal.

She emphasized that each person needs to spend time with the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy.  She then related the experience of trying to find a washing machine, which was found after prayer. Jacqueline Miller then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Terrence Anderson and Montel Johnson. 

Jacqueline Miller had the superintendent’s remarks on humility.  She then had closing prayer.  The congregation then became one Sabbath School class taught by Clifton Brandt in the church sanctuary.  The academy students were away on a choir trip to several Alabama churches.
Following are a few notes from the theme talk by Jacqueline Miller: 
  1. The humility we as Christians want is meekness, not just submission.
  2. The book The Power of Humility was published by a retired religion professor at Weimar College.
  3. The problem with power is with its source and use.
  4. 1 Peter 2:9 “But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”
  5. It’s only as we stay with Christ that we stay in the light God shines on us.
  6. We bear our own sins to Jesus by confession to Him of our sins and mistakes.
  7. We maintain an intimate relationship with God by talking to God as we live every minute of our daily lives.
  8. We submit ourselves one to another in mutual equality, and we must never use office authority for personal ends.
  9. We listen to those who claim to have new light, but we never work independently of the body of fellow Christians.
  10. Jones and Wagoner had great light in 1888.  Ellen White says that righteousness by faith is the heart of the Third Angels’ Messages.  
  11. Jones and Wagoner left the church eventually because they got into a battle with the officers of the church. This caused chaos still ongoing.
  12. Ellen White says that when submission to God is made, “true humility will grace every action.”
Personnel Other Than Students:
Beth Brandt – wife of Clayton Brandt, who works with Laurelbrook’s heavy equipment
Dwayne Downing – activities director for the Laurelbrook Nursing Home
Jacqueline Miller – semi-retired nurse living on the Laurelbrook campus
Montel Johnson – academy math teacher
Pam Sutton – wife of Rich Sutton, Laurelbrook president
Terrence Anderson – works in the Laurelbrook vehicle shop
Wendy Carr – works in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home

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