Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church


 
 

The Officers and members of Berean would like to extend a hearty "welcome" to
our  Visitors and Friends. We are privileged to have you in our midst today.
Please come again and worship with us in the home of the Lord. "Surely the
righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell
in thy presence." (Psalm 140:13)


Pastor Homer Hart
Senior Pastor
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Spirit of Prophecy

Through nature and revelation, through His
providence, 
and by the influence of His Spirit,
God speaks to us. 
But these are not enough;
we need also to pour out 
our hearts to Him.
In order to have spiritual life and 
energy, we
must have actual intercourse with our 

heavenly Father. Our minds may be drawn
out toward  
Him; we may meditate upon His
works, His mercies, 
His blessings; but this is
not, in the fullest sense, 
communing with
Him. In order to commune with God, 
we
must have something to say to Him
concerning our 
actual life. Prayer is the
opening of the heart to God as to a 
friend.
Not that it is necessary in order to make
known 
to God what we are, but in order to
enable us to 
receive Him. Prayer does not
bring God down to us, 
but brings us up to
Him. 
When Jesus was upon the earth, He
taught His 
disciples how to pray. He directed
them to present 
their daily needs before God,
and to cast all their care 
upon Him. And the
assurance He gave them that their 
petitions
should be heard, is assurance also to us. 
Jesus
Himself, while He dwelt among men, was
often  
in prayer. Our Saviour identified
Himself with our 
needs and weakness, in
that He became a suppliant, a 
petitioner,
seeking from His Father fresh supplies of 

strength that He might come forth braced for
duty and 
trial. He is our example in all things.
He is a brother in 
our infirmities, “in all points
tempted like as we are;” 
but as the sinless one
His nature recoiled from evil; He 
endured
struggles and torture of soul in a world of sin. 

His humanity made prayer a necessity and
a privilege. 
He found comfort and joy in
communion with His 
Father.
(The Privilege of Prayer,
Chapter 11, pages
93, 94)

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