2017 Scheduled Speakers
“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
is "Lift Him
This years speakers will include ...
Lynnford Beachey, Jim Raymond, Ken Corklin, Daniel
Nader Monsour, Imad Awde, Damario Carter, David Clayton, and Howard Williams
“Choose ye this day, whom you will serve .
. . ?” Joshua
“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