Deeper Dive Episode 26: Jesus at the Center Part III
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Deeper Dive Theme: JWald, Dawn, Dr. Fidel Soto, Cara Soto and Dr. Hyveth Williams discuss the Jesus at the Center series, how God restores us and whether we should fear the judgement. We also find out if Dr. Soto has ever crashed his drone.
Episode Title: Jesus at the Center III
Host: JWald & Dawn Williams
Guest: Dr. Fidel Soto and Dr. Hyveth Williams
Key text: https://www.bible.com/bible/59/REV.22.1-6.esv
Key text: https://www.bible.com/bible/59/GEN.32.24-32.esv
Sermon Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/plantationsda/jesus-at-the-center-episode-7-the-god-of-restoration
Sermon Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/plantationsda/jesus-at-the-center-episode-8-face-to-face-with-god-as-judge
Date: October 23, 2019
Dawn and JWald's Question to Dr. Fidel and Cara: Explain why you chose your sermon title? What does God restore? Why did you say that God is generous when He restores us? Cara, what are your thoughts on how God's restoration works? Will our restoration exceed that of the state of Adam pre-sin? Why do you have a drone? How far have you flown the drone? Have you ever crashed the drone? Cara, do you know how to fly the drone? Have you crashed it also? Is it OK to question God? What are the different kinds of touch?
Dawn and JWald's Question to Dr. Hyveth:
Why was Jacob so blessed? Why did Jacob suffer so much tragedy? Why is God the God of those who have had bitter experiences? Why does God break us before restoring us? What accents do you have? If Jacob thought it was Essau, why did he ask for a blessing? Why was Uzzah killed by God? What can we learn by Uzzah's touch of the ark? Is it good to wrestle with God? Do we wrestle with God or does God wrestle with us? Why do we fear God judging us? Why don't we think God is fair?
Questions for Dr. Hyveth from the Pastor's Line Did Jacob wrestle with an angel or with Christ? Why does God favor sinners?
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Fidel Soto was born into a migrant family in central California. After many years of migrating, the family settled in the Boise, Idaho area where Fidel attended Gem State Adventist Academy. Fidel's personal experience with Jesus Christ began when he was 12 years of age, and at 16 years of age he gave life to God through baptism.
After graduating from High School, Jesus Christ called Fidel to the pastoral ministry. Fidel finished his Theology degree in 1996 from La Universidad de Montemorelos, Mexico, and the next year he married, the love of his life, Cara Wageman. They went on to attend Andrews University where Fidel became the father of two girls and completed the M.Div and later the D.Min program.
Fidel has served in the Florida Conference for the last 18 years in various churches. He now serves as a pastor at the Miami Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church.
His passions are living for Jesus Christ, serving people, teaching and outdoor activities like mountain biking, backpacking, photography and drone flying.
Dr. Hyveth Williams, serves as Professor and Director of Homiletics as well as Interim Seminary Chaplain at The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary (SDATS), Andrews University, Michigan. She is also a Pastor and prolific author who is the first female Senior Pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. On May 1, 2016, she was recognized by Andrews University with the annual JN Andrews Medallion, the highest university award for excellence in teaching. In March, 2017, she was the first Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary female professor to receive the university-wide Daniel Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award. In September 2017, Dr. Williams received, from her alma mater, the Washington Adventist University Annual Visionaries Gala award for Excellence in Scholarship and Transformational Pastoral Service.
Prior to her 2009 appointment as Professor, she served as an Adjunct Professor of Religion on the Loma Linda Faculty of Religion and the SDATS. For almost fourteen years, she served as the Senior Pastor of Campus Hill Church in Loma Linda, California, eight years at Boston Temple, Massachusetts; three years as Associate Pastor at Sligo Church, Takoma Park, Maryland, and three years as pastoral intern at All Nations Church in Berrien Springs, Michigan. On February 16, 2013, she established a community church plant, The Grace Place, in South Bend, Indiana, where many from the surrounding community now number more than the weekly Adventist attendees.
Dr. Williams is a graduate of Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) with a Bachelor of Arts on Theology (1984), a Master of Divinity degree from SDATS (1989), and a Doctor of Ministry from Boston University School of Theology (1998). She holds the distinction of being the first non-Episcopalian to receive the prestigious Fellowship from the College of Preachers, National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
Dr. Williams is the author of several books four as solo author including: Will I Ever Learn?: One Woman’s Life of Miracles and Ministry; Anticipation: Waiting on Tiptoes for the Lord; Secrets of a Happy Heart: A Fresh Look at the Sermon on the Mount and Nothing But The Best: A Guide to Powerful Preaching published in February this year. She co-authored The Celt and The Christ: A Fresh Look at the Book of Galatians, with Dr. Dorothy Minchin Comm. Chapters written by Dr. Williams in other volumes and articles in numerous magazines are part of her prolific publications as well as a monthly column for the Adventist Review.
Dr. Williams’ influence is profoundly felt around the world by countless participants in her ground-breaking counseling and internationally applauded television series, A Painted World: Portraits of Illusion and Reality. Her conversion story and spiritual journey is televised regularly on Trinity Broadcasting Network and Hope Channel Television. Dr. Williams appreciates every opportunity to share the Gospel and approaches her role as teacher, preacher and counselor as a sacred trust.