Small Group Organizer: Stephen Mundall

Meetings: We meet weekly at approximately 1:15 pm or after fellowship meal, except when there are other events. All are invited to attend, but you will benefit by reviewing the introductory material below. For the format of our meetings, we are inspired by the church of Acts, who also inspired our church pioneers to have regular ‘social meetings‘ as they were called. You will find more information about the history, purpose and format of social and testimony meetings below.

Location: Downstairs in classroom next to kitchen.

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Mission: “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:23-25

“There are times when it is fitting for our ministers to give on the Sabbath, in our churches, short discourses, full of the life and love of Christ. But the church members are not to expect a sermon every Sabbath.

Let us remember that we are pilgrims and strangers on this earth, seeking a better country, even a heavenly. Let us work with such earnestness, such devotion, that sinners will be drawn to Christ. Those who have united with the Lord in the covenant of service are under bonds to unite with Him in the great, grand work of soul saving. Let church members, during the week, act their part faithfully, and on the Sabbath relate their experience. The meeting will then be as meat in due season, bringing to all present new life and fresh vigor. When God’s people see the great need of working as Christ worked for the conversion of sinners, the testimonies borne by them in the Sabbath service will be filled with power. With joy they will tell of the precious experience they have gained in working for others.” 7T 19

  • “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Heb. 11:16
  • “Whatever is not of faith is sin.” Rom. 14:23
  • “Our greatest need is faith in God” 7T 211
  • “The knowledge of what the Scripture means when urging upon us the necessity of cultivating faith is more essential than any other knowledge that can be acquired.” RH 8/18/1898

These are a few references that give us an indication of the importance of faith. God has promised to pour His Sprit on us, but it is a conditional promise. Do we have the faith to claim this promise and receive the Latter Rain?  “The great outpouring of the Spirit of God, which lightens the whole earth with His glory, will not come until we have an enlightened people” RH 7/21/1896

We will be exploring this and other topics that will make it difficult for you to resist the revival of true godliness that we will soon either experience or to our great peril miss out on. If you already have this experience, this will be a space for you to encourage the faith of others.

“The Lord has shown me that great interest should be taken by Sabbathkeepers to keep up their meetings and make them interesting. There is great necessity of more interest and energy being manifested in this direction. All should have something to say for the Lord, for by so doing they will be blest. A book of remembrance is written of those who do not forsake the assembling of themselves together, but speak often one to another. The remnant are to overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. Some expect to overcome alone by the blood of the Lamb, without making any special effort of their own. I saw that God has been merciful in giving us the power of speech. He has given us a tongue, and we are accountable to Him for its use. We should glorify God with our mouth, speaking in honor of the truth and of His unbounded mercy, and overcome by the word of our testimony through the blood of the Lamb.  We should not come together to remain silent; those only are remembered of the Lord who assemble to speak of His honor and glory and tell of His power; upon such the blessing of God will rest, and they will be refreshed.” EW 114


Below are links to the material AS WE cover IT in the meetings.

Meeting 1
Introduction and Background

Additional References Mentioned:
“Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.” The experience of Israel, referred to in the above words by the apostle, and as recorded in the 105th and 106th psalms, contains lessons of warning that the people of God in these last days especially need to study. I urge that these chapters be read at least once every week. { PH154 43.1 }

Psalm 105, 106
Nehemiah 8,9

Video 1 “The Great Controversy”
Video 1 Slides
Video 2 “The Key That Unlocks the Future”
Video 2 Slides
Video 3 “The Most Important Meeting”
Video 3 Slides
Video 4 “The Simple Story of the Cross”
Video 4 Slides
Video 5 “The Light is Shining Now”
Video 5 Slides
Video 6 ” Wounded in the House of His Friends”
Video 6 Slides

“Just before the end the Advent people will review their past history and see it in a new light. We must study and understand the antitypes of the two Kadesh-Barnea experiences of ancient Israel and profit by the mistakes of our fathers especially during the 1888 crisis. We must acknowledge and confess the mistakes of our fathers and see to it that we do not repeat them and thus further delay the final triumph of the Advent Movement. The history of the past must be reviewed and studied in the light of these mistakes and their consequence in a long delay of the coming of Christ. Such a vision will explain many puzzling questions and will greatly strengthen our faith in the divine leadership of the Advent Movement. It is for this purpose that this series of studies are being given and published. It is evident that the end is near and that such a vision of the past is an essential part of the preparation for entrance into the heavenly Canaan.” Taylor G. Bunch “The Exodus and Advent Movements in Type and Antitype” 1937

The Return of the Latter Rain – Audio

Wounded in the House of His Friends – Audio

Forty Years in the Wilderness – Taylor Bunch (PDF Download)
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Call to the Churches in America

Social Meetings

Links to Resources discussed:

Church Leadership and Organization

“Sermons have been in too great demand by our churches. The members have depended upon pulpit declamations instead of upon the Holy Spirit. The spiritual gifts bestowed upon them have dwindled into feebleness because uncalled for and unused. If the ministers would get out of the way, if they would go forth into new fields, the members would be obliged to bear responsibilities, and their capabilities would increase by use.” Letter 56, 1901

Material we are covering

“The end is near! We have not a moment to lose! Light is to shine forth from God’s people in clear, distinct rays, bringing Jesus before the churches and before the world. Our work is not to be restricted to those who already know the truth; our field is the world. The instrumentalities to be used are those souls who gladly receive the light of truth which God communicates to them. These are God’s agencies for communicating the knowledge of truth to the world. If through the grace of Christ his people will become new bottles, he will fill them with the new wine. God will give additional light, and old truths will be recovered, and replaced in the frame-work of truth; and wherever the laborers go, they will triumph. As Christ’s ambassadors, they are to search the Scriptures, to seek for the truths that have been hidden beneath the rubbish of error. And every ray of light received is to be communicated to others. One interest will prevail, one subject will swallow up every other,—Christ our righteousness.” { RH December 23, 1890, Art. B, par. 19 }

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