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FROM THE WORD

Powerless

One of the nicest, and I think one of the most important promises the Bible gives last-day Christians is found in Revelation 18:1.  It says, “I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.”  It may not seem very special on the surface but as you dig deeper several significant things come to the surface:

1) Because the message comes from the throne room of God to earth it must be of utmost importance. 

2) This message obviously has to do with God’s glory, or the shining forth of His magnificent character through the everlasting gospel. 

3) The message, found in verses 2-5, corresponds with that given in Revelation 14:6-12, specifically verse 8.  What this means is that it is not only a message to be shared with the world before Christ comes back, but in a special sense it is to thrust the message forward with “great power” to ripen the world for the return of Christ. 

What does all of this mean?...

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CENTRAL CORNER

This Week (February 29 to March 5): 

• Tuesday @ 10:00 AM – Women’s Bible Study

• Tuesday @ 7:00 PM – Prayer Meeting with Buddy Harper (John 11)

• Wednesday @ 7:00 PM - Spanish Group Prayer Meeting

• Various L.I.F.E. groups (in-home small group Bible studies) take place across Sacramento. To locate one near you contact our small groups’ coordinator, Richard Anger @ (916) 681-3990

• Friday to Sunday – Church Retreat @ Leoni Meadows

• Sabbath @ 9:00 AM - Morning Manna – Richard Anger

• Sabbath @ 9:30 AM - Central Study Hour with Pastor Mike Thompson + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes

• Sabbath @ 10:50 AM - Worship Service with Pastor Mike Thompson

Upcoming Events

Healthy Plate presents “Better Digestive Health” by Dr. James Conner, a colorectal surgeon in the Sacramento area, Monday, February 29, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Camellia Room. There will also be a presentation on the importance of water and fiber in your diet. Be sure to bring a friend!

Our next Communion Service is scheduled for Sabbath, March 12 during the worship service. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast: Calling all men. Join us Sunday, March 20 for a breakfast with a purpose in the Camellia Room. More details to follow.

Spring Work Bee: Young and not so young are invited to join us at the church Sunday, March 27 from 8 AM to 2 PM to dust, wipe, clean, polish, weed, prune, trim, and tidy the church. There is something for everyone to do. Lunch will be provided. Look forward to seeing you there!

Ministry Opportunities

Media Ministry: We are looking for someone with graphic design experience to help prepare PowerPoint slides for Central Study Hour presentations and sermons. If you’re interested, please contact Pastor Chris at pastorchris11@gmail.com

Gardening Ministry. Our Garden Ministry assists the church in beautifying the property grounds. A team of volunteers meets each Wednesday morning to plant, weed, prune, and water. There are no special qualifications needed just a desire to see God’s house look beautiful. Please contact the church office or Karen Medeiros at k.medeiros@sbcglobal.net if you can help.

Family Matters

Coming Soon: A new pictorial membership directory. Be sure to check back later for more details.

Watch Us on Television! Enjoy viewing Central’s flagship programs, Central Study Hour, every Friday night at 8 PM and Sabbath morning at 6 AM (PST) on 3ABN Proclaim! Also enjoy our Receiving the Word, 30-minute programs weekly on Sunday at 11 AM, Tuesday at 11:30 AM (NEW TIME), Wednesday at 8:30 PM, and Thursday at 9 PM (NEW TIME) on Sacramento Faith TV (Comcast – 20; CCI – 19; AT&T – 14). These can also be viewed on our website (www.saccentral.org) and our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/thecentralconnection). Let everyone know where they can receive timely Bible messages!

Podcasts Available! If you didn't know, every Central Study Hour and worship service can be viewed and downloaded by going to our website (https://zqh.orf.mybluehost.me/saccentral/sermons). This is an easy way for you to invite friends and family to listen to important Bible messages coming from Central church. The podcasts are uploaded a week after the live presentation.

News & Events From Elsewhere

Kindergarten Open House at Sacramento Adventist Academy is scheduled March 16 at 6 PM. Parents are invited to meet the teacher, ask questions, and see the classroom.

Annual Golf Tournament: Sacramento Adventist Academy’s golf tournament fundraiser is April 10 at Teal Bend Golf Club. Call 916.481.2300 to sign up. Deadline is March 18.

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NEWS HEIGHTS

Resources

Last Day of Prophecy: An extraordinary, life-changing, seven-part series presented by Amazing Facts and Pastor Doug Batchelor, will teach you everything you want to know about the Sabbath, and it will change your life in ways you never imagined! Learn more here.

The Truth About 666: An elegant 874-page, hardcover edition of this volume and the Story of the Great Apostasy are now complete.  Written and published by Adventist historian and scholar, Edwin de Kock, the book comes with a data CD of its contents and complete index. If you would like to order this exciting book, please email us at info@AdventistsAffirm.org or order online here.

Boonstra & Goldstein: The Greater Threat; Religion or Culture? Two experienced trend-watchers wrestle with how prophecy and headlines intersect. Watch the full discussion here.

Be Inspired 

The Transfiguration by H.M.S. Richards is worth listening to. Presented some decades ago, but still relevant for today. Listen here. Enjoy!

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