SS Lesson for the First Quarter of 2016 is now Available

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“Rebellion and Redemption” is the title of our Sabbath School Lesson for the first quarter of 2016.  The title itself creates excitement.  It reveals the reality of what happened in heaven when angels lead by Lucifer rebel against God.  It showed how the power of darkness marred the beautiful creation by tempting the first parents.  It manifested how sin damages even the relationship of men.  On the other hand it is also a revelation of God’s plan of salvation.  His plan to redeem the fallen men and women through His love and by His love we can be save by grace.

Our Sabbath School Lesson for the first quarter of 2016 delves into the origin of the great controversy that has involved all of us and the world that we are living.  The lessons are divided into thirteen (13) very interesting topic which was carefully presented for us to understand clearly how God manifests his love amidst the chaos world that we are living and designs a plan that would restore his beautiful and perfect creation and that includes you and me.

These are the topics of our lessons.

  • Crisis in Heaven
  • Crisis in Eden
  • Global Rebellion and the Patriarchs
  • Conflict and Crisis:  The Judges
  • The Controversies Continues
  • Victory in the Wilderness
  • Jesus’ Teachings and the Great Controversy
  • Comrades in Arms
  • The Great Controversy and the Early Church
  • Paul and the Rebellion
  • Peter on the Great Controversy
  • The Church Militant
  • Redemption

I would also suggest to read the book “The Story of Redemption” as a reading supplement while you study our Sabbath School Lesson for the first quarter of 2016.

Our Sabbath School Lesson is written by David Tasker.  He is the field secretary of the South Pacific Division.  He has a PhD in Old Testament.  He experienced working as a conference president, a church pastor and a lecturer in Biblical Studies of Adventist International Institute of Advance Studies and Pacific Adventist University.

This lesson is available in English and Cebuan.  If you are interested to get a copy of this Sabbath School Lesson please contact your District Leader/Pastor.

Don’t forget to study your Sabbath School Lesson every night.

The Best of Life Seminar

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church helps promote the Moral Recovery Program of the Local Government Unit of Bislig City by facilitating “The Best of Life Seminar.” It is a seminar that aims to provide the listeners knowledge about health, remedies of common illnesses at home, and brings spiritual enlightenment to the next level. It is held at Covered Court, Caramcam District, Mangagoy, Bislig City.

Aside from the nightly seminar, Bislig City Councilor Hon. Atty. Alfredo J. Carmelo and his family sponsored the feeding program, assisted by the Women’s Ministries and Youth Department of Mangagoy Seventh-day Adventist Central Church.

During the opening night, Hon. Jonas A. Cacayan – the vice mayor of Bislig City spoke and inspired the attendees about the importance of the spiritual aspect of life. It was followed by the message from the Word by Cirilo S. Ba-al Vice President for Finance of the Adventists in Caraga Region.

The one-week seminar started on June 7, 2015 and ends on June 13, 2015. Thirty-nine (39) were baptized that day and joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Northeastern Mindanao Mission and the Adventist of Lingig/Mangagoy District sponsored the Seminar.

NEMM: Four Ministers Ordained

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Last December 4, 2014 during the opening of the Spirit of Prophecy and Leadership seminar held at Northeastern Mindanao Academy in Butuan City, four pastors – Pr. Ariel Bagnol, Pr. Robert Goyo, Pr. Victor Ligsay and Pr. Nilo Seda were ordained as ministers to the gospel.

The ordination ceremony was performed after the keynote message of Pr. Leonardo Asoy – the president of the South Philippine Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SPUC) that supervise Mindanao. Ordained ministers led by Pr. Ven Bermudez – the Publishing Director of the Southern Asia Pacific Division (SSD), Pr. Leonardo Asoy and Pr. Danielo Palomares – the Ministerial Secretary of SPUC carried out the ordination ceremony. After the ordination, Merna Pamunag – the Director of the Shepherdess International welcomed the wives of the newly ordained ministers to the Shepherdess International – the organization of ministers’ wives.

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L-R: Pr. and Mrs. Robert Goyo, Pr. and Mrs. Ariel Bagnol, Pr. and Mrs. Nilo Seda, Pr. and Mrs. Victor Ligsay

The ordination was a result of the approval of the executive committee based on the decision made by the Council of Ordained Ministers of Northeastern Mindanao Mission (NEMM) chaired by Pastor Antonio V. Pamunag, the president of the Mission.

Pr. Ariel Bagnol and his wife are now serving Mt. Olive District. Pr. Robert Goyo and his wife Pr. Victor Ligsay and his wife are serving Prosperidad I District and Pr. Nilo Seda and his wife are serving Siargao Island