Welcome to the University Parkway SDA Church in Pensacola, Florida. We are a Christian community and would love to have you visit with us at the weekly Sabbath Services.

 

Beginning this Sabbath, April 24, we will NOT be Live-streaming Sabbath School class.

We will have up to two small-sized discussion groups in the Sanctuary: One on the Organ-side in the pews; One on the Piano-side pews. Class will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Since Discussion of the lessons is vital to the imperative that we make the lessons integral to our lives, we begin the process of resuming the small group classes.

Again, Sabbath School will be Live in the Sanctuary but not be Live-Streamed – beginning This Sabbath, April 24.

We will begin at 10:00 a.m. this week and evaluate whether or not we need more time allocated to the small group discussion (and that we have teachers ready to lead).

 

Church service streaming will begin at 10:50 as usual.

 

Sabbath Services 

The Sanctuary will be Open for Live-audience this Sabbath, April 17.

Sabbath School Begins at 10:00 a.m. 

Preaching service will begin at 10:50 a.m.

Please wear a face mask and observe distancing guidelines as you select a seat.

There will not be an outdoor service.

 

You can connect with our Streamed service from our church website: https://www.universitypkwy.org/live-stream

 

or Directly from Livestream at

https://livestream.com/universityparkwaysdachurch

 

The text of the  Adult Sabbath School Lessons is placed on Face Book daily, early in the morning.

Click on Groups, then Sabbath School Lesson Study

 

Offerings and Tithes may be submitted through our website: https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANTGIV/envelope/start

 

Stay safe. God is still in control!

Join us for Bible study, worship, and prayer.

Make this Your Home Church.

Join Us This Sabbath.

 

 

 

Visit our About Us page to learn more.

Pastor Robert Meneses
University Parkway SDA Church

 

 

From The Pastor

 

Life has been crazy and uncertain. As we move forward during these unusual times God is calling on His people to have faith in Him. The Bible makes it clear that God’s people are to walk by faith: Romans 1:17 says “…the just shall live by faith.” The word faith in the original has the meaning ‘to put your trust in.’

 

God is saying to trust Him.

 

We are accustomed to walking by feeling and by what we see, but that can lead us in the wrong direction.

 

In Luke 18 Jesus gives us a parable about a persistent widow. He starts the parable with the words, “that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.” Jesus knows that we can be tempted to stop praying and to give up, but Jesus is encouraging us to never stop praying and to never give up.

 

In the parable, the woman is persistent. Jesus wants us to be persistent, He wants us to learn to depend on Him. He is listening and cares. If God did not care, He wouldn’t have willingly come to this earth to suffer and die for our sins, so that salvation could be a reality.

 

God cares; the cross is proof of that.

 

My favorite author wrote, “He has poured out all heaven in one gift, and there is no reason why we should doubt His love. Look to Calvary.” Our Father Cares, p. 43 (Ellen White)

 

God’s love is seen on Calvary’s cross!

 

So, the first reason we can trust in God is that He loves us more than His own life.

 

Jesus said in John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” If Jesus is willing to lay down His life for us, He has our best interest in mind.

 

We each put our trust in something. Proverbs 20:7 says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” In other words, some put their trust in money, their homes, the stock market, their relationships, and so forth.

 

But my prayer is that we put our trust in God who wants to see us in Eternity!

 

God bless you and may you put your faith in God, who loves you more than His own life!

(Next month I will unpack this some more.)