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Girls Dorm Has the Sabbath School Program

Sabbath services on January 21, 2017 began with a piano introit by Jairit (senior). Dyaine (junior), Itzell (9th grader), and Alejandra (senior) led the song service, accompanied by Jairit on the piano. Leilani (9th grader) welcomed everyone.  The opening song was “Fill My Cup, Lord”.

Yeimi (senior) had prayer and read the scripture reading.

Keren (senior) then introduced a short video on the work in South Korea. In 1959 a new hospital was constructed in Seoul, funded by a 13th Sabbath School Offering.  This hospital contributed to the spread of the Adventist message in the country.  The hospital was expanded in 1976. The Seoul Adventist Hospital has continued to expand since then. Camila (senior) then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Rachel (sophomore) and Citlali (junior). 

Sarah (junior) had the superintendent’s remarks on “Will You Bear the Refiner’s Fire?” A short video on the Lord’s work in us being like a refiner’s fire was shown. A second video on the same subject added the idea that the Lord is very careful on how He refines our lives to meet His specifications. Sarah then talked about our attitude towards the Lord as He is working within us. We must submit to this process, knowing that the process is for our benefit.

Some of the dorm girls then sang “I’d Rather Have Jesus” as a special number. Jairit (senior) had closing prayer and reminded everyone of the Sabbath School classes. The congregation then became three Sabbath School classes – one taught by Jester Felarca in the church sanctuary, one at the back of the church sanctuary “behind the glass” taught by Bob and Michelle Gustafson, and one in the CNA building taught by Stanton Rolle.

Following are some notes from the lesson taught by Jester Felarca:
  1. God created the family unit so that humans could catch a glimpse of the closeness that exists between the Three Persons of the Godhead.
  2. You cannot have love without having two people involved and also having a third person to appreciate the relationship.  In the family, the father and mother express love for each other and express their love for a child.
  3. Grace, love, or fellowship cannot exist alone.
  4. Acts 5:1-4 “1 ¶ But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back [part] of the price, his wife also being privy [to it], and brought a certain part, and laid [it] at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.”
  5. The Holy Spirit here is pictured as a part of the Godhead.
  6. Ananias could have said he was giving only a part.
  7. If we make a vow to God, we must hold it as a sacred obligation.
  8. The Holy Spirit is the communications person of the Godhead. If we alienate Him, we are cutting off our communications with God and commit the Unpardonable Sin.
  9. The Holy Spirit works through the nervous system to help us and communicate with us.
  10. When we wonder if we are right with the Holy Spirit, we must make the corrections that the Holy Spirit impresses to make.
  11. The Unpardonable Sin comes from a trend of rejecting what the Holy Spirit is trying to do in us – an attitude of rebellion.
  12. We must take time to know what God wants us to do without relying on the stimulants that modern society presents to us.
  13. The Holy Spirit knows when we need Him and when we don’t.
  14. The Spirit can help us to properly relate to speakers we may not even like due to their ideas or method of presentation.
  15. It’s not a matter of what we want in a speaker, but what God feels will best relate to each person in the audience.
Personnel Other Than Students:

Bob Gustafson – Laurelbrook vice-president / men’s work coordinator / works with Laurelbrook’s used furniture program
Jester Felarca – works as a CNA in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home
Michelle Gustafson – assists Bob Gustafson, her husband
Stanton Rolle – Laurelbrook business manager

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