“What is justification (righteousness) by faith ? . . . It is the work of God in laying the glory of man in the dust, and doing for man that which it is not in his power to do for himself . . . !”
– Testimonies for Ministers p.456
Schedule of Speakers –
Tuesday-17 Wednesday-18 Thusday-19 Friday-20 Sabbath-21 Sunday
9am Ken Corklin H. Williams G. Hullquist William VanGrit
10 —– —– —– —–
1030 Lynnford Ken Corklin Lynford Ken Corklin
1130 —– —– —– —–
12pm William William Nader Nader
VanGrit VanGrit Mansour Mansour
1pm —– Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
3pm Gary Jim Howard Lynnford Beachy
Hullquist Raymond Williams
5pm —– Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
730 Howard Nader David David David
Williams Mansour Clayton Clayton Clayton
“Choose ye this day, whom you will serve . . . ?” Joshua 24:15
“Then Jesus said unto them all . . . If any man will come after Me, Let him deny him-self, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me . . . .
For he that loveth his life (self) shall lose it; but he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto Life eternal . . . !” Luke 9:23 & John 12:24-27
“We all need to gain a much deeper experience in the things of God than we have gained. Self is to die, and Christ is to take possession of the soul temple. Physicians, ministers, teachers, and all others in responsible positions, must learn the humility of Christ before He can be revealed in them.
Too often self is so important an agency in the life of a man that the Lord is not able to mold and fashion him. Self rules on the right hand and on the left, and the man presses his way forward as he pleases. Christ says to self, “Stand out of My path. Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Then I can accept him as My disciple. In order to serve Me acceptably, he must do the work I have given him in harmony with My instructions.”
— Review and Herald, August 16, 23, 1906
“Will you, my ministering brethren, grasp the rich promises of God? Will you put self out of sight and let Jesus appear? Self must die before God can work through you. I feel alarmed as I see self cropping out in one and another here and there. I tell you, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, your wills must die; they must become as God’s will. He wants to melt you over and to cleanse you from every defilement. There is a great work to be done for you before you can be filled with the power of God. I beseech you to draw nigh to Him, that you may realize His rich Blessing before this meeting closes . . . !” -Counsels to the Church p.288
“Jesus emptied Himself, and in all that He did self did not appear. He subordinated all things to the will of His Father. When His mission on earth was about to close, He could say, “I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do.” And He bids us, “Learn of Me; for I Am meek and lowly in heart.” “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself”; let self be dethroned, and no longer hold the supremacy of the soul.
He who beholds Christ in His self-denial, His lowliness of heart, will be constrained to say, as did Daniel when he beheld One like the sons of men, “My comeliness was turned in me into corruption.” . . . Human nature is ever struggling for expression, ready for contest; but he who learns of Christ is emptied of self, of pride, of love of supremacy, and there is silence in the soul . . . .
Self is yielded to the disposal of the Holy Spirit. Then we are not anxious to have the highest place. We have no ambition to crowd and elbow ourselves into notice; but we feel that our highest place is at the feet of our Saviour. We look to Jesus, waiting for His hand to lead, listening for His Voice to guide.
The apostle Paul had this experience, and he said, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me !”
–Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing,” pp. 14-15