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Angel White Talks About the Importance of Bible Study

Sabbath services on June 25, 2016, began with a song service led by Angel White, accompanied on the piano by Samantha (9th grader). The opening song was “Break Thou the Bread of Life”.  

Terrence White had opening prayer and read 2 Timothy 2:1-7, 15 “1 ¶ Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, [yet] is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Angel White welcomed everyone. Jacqueline Miller then read a mission story about a drunken prisoner. His wife worked in international sales and marketing where she met an Adventist company representative.  The Adventist gave her The Great Controversy and other Ellen White books to give to her husband.  Her husband read these books, was baptized, and then gave the books to his wife to read.  She, too, accepted the message.   Other prisoners noticed the changes in the new Adventist’s life; he became the in-house representative for Adventist’s Food for Life ministry. 

When released, he and his wife have twenty to twenty-four troubled young people in their house each day, trying to point them to God.  The couple gets these young people involved in Food for Life ministry.  We have the same struggles that these people had, but God can change us just like God changed them.

The Laurelbrook Summer Camp Kids then sang for special music.  Angel White talked about daily Bible study. She then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Tony (2016 graduate) and Arlin (senior).

She then had closing prayer.  The congregation then became two Sabbath School classes, one taught by James Brenneman in the church sanctuary and one taught by Bob and Michelle Gustafson “behind the glass” in the church for the students.
Following are a few notes from the talk by Angel White:
  1. Daily Bible study gives us a daily reminder of what our lives should be like.
  2. It also gives us an answer for anyone who might ask.
  3. It also gives us a sense of the importance of truth for this time.
  4. Bible study tells how we should order our lives according to the Scriptures; these show us Jesus’ life as a pattern for our lives.
  5. Bible study also helps us avoid yielding to temptation. Disregarding one word or injunction in the Bible opens us to temptation.
  6. The Bible shows us why we are Seventh-day Adventist Christians. Every doctrine Adventists hold can be proved by the Bible.
  7. Isaiah 8:20 “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.”
  8. Psalm 119:105 “Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
  9. We also need to study the Bible to know about the atonement of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary.
  10. The Word of God must be interwoven with the lives of those who believe it.  When we do this, we are partaking of Christ’s life experiences.
  11. God expects us to study the Bible to know what work we are supposed to do acceptably. This takes care of murmuring and complaining and strengthens us for our daily duties and trials. Our judgment becomes better when we study what the Lord wants us to do.
  12. Bible study elevates our characters.
Personnel Other Than Students:

Angel White – Laurelbrook Elementary School teacher
Bob and Michelle Gustafson – Bob is Laurelbrook’s vice-president and farm manager / Michelle is the assistant farm manager
James Brenneman – retired English and history teacher / yearbook sponsor
Terrence White – Laurelbrook vehicle shop manager

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