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Sam Sanestin Has Thoughts on Revival

Sabbath services on February 18, 2017 began with an organ introit by Penny Thomas. Michelle Gustafson and Keonwoo (senior) led the song service, accompanied by Jairit on the piano. The opening song was “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. Karla (senior) welcomed everyone. 

Camila (senior) had prayer and read the scripture reading – Philippines 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by  prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

Jairit (senior) then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which goes to support Laurelbrook mission trips. 
Rich Sutton then interviewed Jeff Young, who in charge of a group of Michigan students who attend public school but go on mission trips. Students from this group go on Mexico Mission trips and even go to Bolivia as volunteers. This group came to Laurelbrook to help with special projects.

Sam Sanestin from the Michigan youth group had the superintendent’s remarks on revival and had closing prayer. The congregation then became three Sabbath School classes – one taught by Jester Felarca in the main church sanctuary, one taught at the back of the sanctuary “behind the glass” by Bob and Michelle Gustafson, and one in the CNA building taught by Rich Sutton.
Following are a few notes from the theme talk: 
  1. We want revival but not the changes that will bring revival.  True revival always brings true reform.
  2. How would you feel about cutting off your own finger? But if this was the only way to be saved, would you do it?
  3. Jesus came to bring salvation to humans, but His life was destroyed by those who came to help.
  4. John 1:11 “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”
  5. How did Jesus overcome the challenge of being rejected by those He came to save?
  6. Philippines 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
  7. The only way we can be saved is to be 100% for God and have a saving relationship with Jesus. Prayer is the way to have this relationship.
  8. We cannot have one aspect of our lives off limits to God, be it dress or friends or prayer.
  9. We naturally try to shut God out of our lives so we can have the comfortable life we want to organize for ourselves.
  10. If we let God take over, He will transform our thoughts and prayers.
  11. But we want to treat God like a gum ball machine.  In our prayers, we want KNEEL, PRAY, and GET IMMEDIATE RESULTS.
  12. When our wants are transformed by God, then all our wants are supplied.
  13. We must have a two-way conversion with God like Jesus did to endure on this earth.
  14. None of us would be here right now if it weren’t for Jesus.
  15. Philippines 4:7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
  16. Ellen White says that the weakest saint would be a match for the devil if that saint would only pray.
Personnel Other Than Students:

Bob and Michelle Gustafson – Bob is a Laurelbrook vice-president, men’s work coordinator, and truck driver for Laurelbrook’s used furniture program / Michelle assists her husband in his duties
Jester Felarca – works as a CNA in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home / he recently passed his CNA test
Rich Sutton – Laurelbrook president

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