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

 

Standing but a step from His heavenly throne,
Christ gave the 
commission to His disciples….
At the time appointed, about five 
hundred
believers were collected in little knots on the

mountainside, eager to learn all that could be
learned from those 
who had seen Christ
since His resurrection. From group to group

the disciples passed, telling all they had seen
and heard of 
Jesus, and reasoning from the
Scriptures as He had done with 
them….But
some doubted. So it will always be. There
are those 
who find it hard to exercise faith,
and they place themselves on
the doubting
side. These lose much because of their
unbelief. 
This was the only interview that
Jesus had with many of 
the believers after
His resurrection. He came and spoke to
them 
saying, “All power is given unto Me
in heaven and
in earth.” The disciples had
worshiped Him before He spoke, but His
words, 
falling from lips that had been
closed in death, thrilled them with

peculiar power. He was now the risen
Saviour. Many of them 
had seen Him
exercise His power in healing the sick
and 
controlling satanic agencies. They
believed that He possessed 
power to set
up His kingdom at Jerusalem,
power to
quell all 
opposition, power over the
elements of nature. He had stilled the

angry waters; He had walked upon the
white-crested billows; He 
had raised
the dead to life. Now He declared that
“all power” 
was given to Him. His words
carried the minds of His hearers 
above
earthly and temporal things to the heavenly
and eternal. 
They were lifted to the highest
conception of His dignity and 
glory. Christ’s
words on the mountainside were the

announcement that His sacrifice in behalf
of man was full and 
complete….He was on
His way to the throne of God, to be 
honored
by angels, principalities, and powers….
Clothes with 
boundless authority, He gave
His commission to the disciples: 
“Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations,” baptizing
them into the 
name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit: 
teaching
them to observe all things whatsoever
I commanded 
you: and lo, I am with
you always, even unto the end of the

world.” Matt. 28:19,20, R.V.
(The Desire of Ages,
Chapter 86,
pages 818, 819)

 

 

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