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FROM THE WORD

Repairers of the Breach

The second law of thermodynamics says that unless there is an input of information and/or energy, all material things will deteriorate, decay, and eventually fall apart.  That’s why paper bags disintegrate, and food perishes, cars need maintenance, and houses need to be repaired.

Solomon’s Temple was one of the greatest edifices of the ancient world.  It was the permanent structure that was envisioned by King David and built by his son Solomon.  Through this temple, God would teach His people and the world the way of salvation.  The temple was to be the center of religious activity for God’s people, the center for mission, and where the presence of God would abide.

Given the reality of the second law of thermodynamics it was bound to experience some wear and tear.  Two stories are given in the Bible telling us when major repair work was done on the “breaches” of the temple.

Temple repairs were needed by 835 B.C., and at this time it was initiated and completed under King Joash.  By around 620 B.C. the temple again needed repairs and this was done under the leadership of King Josiah. By 586 B.C the temple was destroyed by the armies of Nebuchadnezzar.  In 515 B.C., under the leadership of Zerubbabel, the temple was rebuilt when the exiles returned home from Babylon. 

Here were the people of God taking care of the house of God.  It wasn’t beneath them, they recognized the importance of the work, and they gave themselves to repairing the breach . . .

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 CENTRAL CORNER

This Week (January 8 to 14): 

Sunday @ 7:00 PM – 10 Days of Prayer

Monday @ 7:00 PM – 10 Day of Prayer

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

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM – 10 Days of Prayer

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM – 10 Days of Prayer/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

Thursday @ 7:00 PM – 10 Days of Prayer

Friday @ 7:00 PM – 10 Days of Prayer

This Sabbath (January 14): @ 9:00 AM – Morning Manna with Silvia Ballesteros / @ 9:30 AM – Central Study Hour with Pastor Fred Dana + Children/Youth/Adult Sabbath School Classes / @ 10:50 AM – Worship Service with Pastor Chris Buttery

Upcoming Events

Business Meeting: Our annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 at 7 PM in the Sanctuary.  Vital building/renovation project plans will be discussed along with other important items. All members of Central are encouraged to attend.

Dr. David DeRose will be here at Sacramento Central on Monday, January 23 at 7 PM. He will be presenting, Herbs, Supplements, and Natural Remedies: Learning from Hypertension Therapies. More information will be available next week.

Family Matters

A Special Thank You. We would like to thank the members and friends of Central for your outstanding support during 2016. Without you we wouldn’t have been able to broadcast Bible-based, Spirit-filled messages in the Greater Sacramento area, and to many people across North America, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. We anticipate making a greater impact in 2017 as we broaden our reach. Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support of this ministry! -Central Media Ministry

The Last Empire DVD/CD Sets are available. If you missed any of the exciting presentations given by Pastor Chris during this recent prophecy series, or if you want to share the messages with those you love, or if you ordered a set in advance, they are now available. Pick up your copy at the church office during the week or call to make other arrangements if needed. All the study guides are downloadable on-line on the church website - https://zqh.orf.mybluehost.me/saccentral/the-last-empire/

Watch Us On Television! Enjoy viewing Central’s flagship program, Central Study Hour, every Friday night at 7 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, Wednesday at 9 PM, and Friday at 9 PM on Sacramento Faith TV. 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!

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Resources

2017 Devotionals: Moments with God, by Brenda Walsh and The Faith I Live By, by Ellen G. White are available in a nicely packaged together in a gift box from the Adventist Book Center. Other devotionals for children, teens, and youth are also available at www.adventistbookcenter.com

Bible Reading Plan: Want to read the Bible through in one year? Amazing Facts has provided an excellent resource to help you do just that. Just click here to download your chance to check off one of the items on your bucket list!

Be Inspired 

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”


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Central Happenings is published by the Sacramento Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6045 Camellia Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819 www.saccentral.org

Sacramento Central Staff: Chris Buttery, Senior Pastor; Mike Thompsons, Associate; Fred Dana, Associate; Michael Butler, Youth/Young Adult; JeAnn Davis, Bible Instructor

Central Happenings: Chris Buttery, Editor; Chrystal White, Copy Editor/Distributor