Pastor Ken Reports – February 8, 2019

“In their enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded, and imbruted by its fellows.”
Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858 speech at Lewistown, Illinois
It is an interesting historical fact that many of the founding fathers and mothers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were radical social activists. From temperance to slavery these pioneers expressed strong opinions and acted on them. Ellen White* went so far as to demand that those who defended slavery be removed from fellowship in the Advent movement (1 Testimonies, pp.359, 360). Several prominent Adventists were involved in the underground railroad that transported slaves to freedom.
We can be thankful that even though Seventh-day Adventists have always believed in the soon return of Jesus, those who came before us still worked to make the world a better place. Adventists believe that the words of Isaiah quoted by Jesus about himself in Luke 4:18-19 (NLT) have a spiritual and temporal application, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”
Today, God’s people have an obligation to speak out and act when they see injustice. We are not to be so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good, to quote Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. What are the issues in this world that God has filled you with passion about and equipped you to do something about? That is a good place to start.
ONE BIG THING
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We see it all around us. Hollywood, popular music, TV, video gaming, spectator sports, e-relationships, and pornography are saturating the lives of God’s professed people. But what does the latest science say about the mind-altering effects of 21st century media? And what is the spiritual agenda in the entertainment and advertising industries?
If you are struggling for answers in your personal life or with your children, Madison Campus is proud to host, Media on the Brain, March 16, 23, & 30. We will begin with a light supper at 5:30 pm followed by the presentation at 6:15 pm. Presented by author, speaker, and teacher, Scott Ritsema, Media on the Brain is much more than a seminar. I would highly encourage you to attend and to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to this event. Those who attend will gain inspiration from families who have found freedom from media addiction and behold something better in the character of Christ.
LOOKING AHEAD
February 9: We had Dr. Hyveth Williams, professor of Homiletics at Andrews University Theological Seminary scheduled for this Sabbath. Unfortunately, a death of one of Dr. Williams’ church members is preventing her from joining us. In her place, I will be delivering a sermon entitled, “Weightier Matters,” based off of Matthew 23:23. I am happy to be able to tell that Dr. Williams has agreed to reschedule for the first Sabbath in February of 2020.
February 16: Elder Furman F. Fordham II, senior pastor of Riverside Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church.
February 23: Elder Benjamin Jones, president, South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
February 23 & 24: Women’s Ministry Conference at Madison Campus Church Fellowship Hall. Feb. 23 from 6 am – 8 pm and Feb. 24 from 9 am- 12 pm. Also click here to go to the Women’s Ministry page on the church website to see a daily devotion written by women of the Madison Campus Church.
March: Pastor Nacho will be doing a four part series on the Gospel of Mark.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRAYER MINISTRY: Be a part of our weekly prayer meeting, Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm. “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I AM there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18: 19-20) “The promise is made on condition that the united prayers of God’s people are offered, and in answer to these prayers there may be expected a power greater than that which comes in answer to private prayer. The power given will be proportionate to the unity of the members and their love for God and for one another.” (The Power of Corporate Prayer by Karen Martell)
KIDS N TUNE: Sabbath evening, Feb. 9, Kids n Tune will be on stage a the Opry Mills Mall at 4 p.m. Come join us!
GLOW IN THE DARK VOLLEYBALL: Madison Campus Elementary School will be having a glow in the dark volleyball tournament on Saturday, February 9. Registration begins at 6:00pm in the MCE School Gymnasium. Playing will begin at 6:30pm. Teams must have 6 people team with at least 2 female players. The cost is $10.00 per player. Players do not need to be enrolled at MCE. Get your team together and don’t forget to wear your Fluorescent colors!
GREAT CONTROVERSY PROJECT
Glory to God! 60% of our largest zip code (Hendersonville 37075) is competed! This is God’s project, and He keeps it going. A delivered book remains at $1.10. Please continue to pray that hearts will be won for the Kingdom by reading this truth. Mark your tithe envelopes Great Controversy Project.
BALLOONGRAMS: Roses are red, Violets are blue, Balloongrams are waiting to be sent by you! Purchase a Balloongram from Madison Campus Elementary 8th Grade for your family or friends and don’t forget to write them a special message from you! Purchase your BalloonGram from Friday February 1 –Monday February 11. All BalloonGrams will be delivered on Thursday February 14! This fundraiser benefits the 8th Grade Mission Project. Balloongrams cost $5.00 and includes 2 balloons and a gift of candy or stuffed animal.
HEALTH FAIR MEETING: All those volunteering for the Health Fair, there will be a potluck February 16, following 2nd service in the downstairs fellowship hall.
MA MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT: We are hosting an all-night basketball fundraiser at Madison Academy. All Proceeds are going to the Adopt-a-Gym program, which will help The Oaks Adventist School that was hurt by the hurricane last school year. The tournament is Saturday, March. 23, starting at 7:30pm. The cost is $100 per team, and teams must have one girl on the court at all times. Signup by emailing aadams@madisonAcademy.com or call 615-878-9769
BIBLE READING PLAN: Join us in our family Bible reading plan. It can be found on our church app, by clicking here, or by picking up a hard copy at our church kiosks on Sabbath. If you already picked up a hard copy please pick up a new one this Sabbath as there were some errors on the previous copy. If you don’t have the church app it is free on the App Store or on Google Play.
DISPLAY CASE: The Pathfinders are looking for a display case to exhibit our trophies and ribbons we have won over the years. If you have one please text a picture and dimensions to Arlan Monroe at (615) 479-1657.
YOUNG ADULT EVENT: The Smoky Mountain East Coast Event February 22-24 Stay in a cabin and fellowship with SDA young adults, Hike to Mt. LeConte Register at https://goo.gl/ZfC1Cp
WOMEN’S MINISTRY CONFERENCE: February 23 & 24: Women’s Ministry Conference at Madison Campus Church Fellowship Hall. Feb. 23 from 6 pm-8pm and Feb. 24 from 9am-12pm. Click Here for a daily devotion written by women form our Madison Campus Church. To register CLICK HERE.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
Certification & VBX Training at Highland Academy Mar. 1-2. Fri. 7pm & Sabbath 8am Register at youth.kytn.net
CALLING ALL CHILDREN: We are looking for children to participate in a community mass children’s choir for Save the Children and Adult Event on March 23. Contact Kalandra Williams for rehearsal time at 615-433-3812.
MOBILE TEXT ALERTS: Please sign up for Our Mobile Alerts. CLICK HERE and sign up for the different alerts you would like to receive.
NEXT SCHEDULED WORK BEE: A work bee is scheduled for March 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. please mark your calendars.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Director of HUD senior independent living center, Cumberland View Towers, with 151 units located in Madison, TN. Responsibilities include: Manage staff, residents, budgets, payroll, financial reports, in compliance with HUD, local and state guidelines. Bachelor’s degree in field related to human services or management, and experience with federally subsidized housing preferred. To request job posting announcement and application information, please email CVTinfo@tds.net.
4 O’CLOCK GROUP: Come join the 4 O’clock group at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Bldg. 4 p.m. Sabbath. We started a new 10 week series
“How God Ultimately Defends His Character.”
ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES: Our help center is in need of white crew socks (not tube). They can be taken to the ACSC.

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