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Monday, May 30, 2011

GEORGE H.W. BUSH, RNC acceptance speech

"There is a God and He is good, and his love, while free, has a self imposed cost: We must be good to one another."

George Washington Quotation

"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."

Abraham Lincoln Quotations


"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right"

"Without the assistance of that Divine Being ... I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail."

Memorial Day

Psalm 23:1) The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2) He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3) He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness 
for his name's sake.
4) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5) You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

God Is Our Fortress

Psalm 46:1) God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2) Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
3) though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah
4) There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5) God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
6) The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7) The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
8) Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
9) He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
10) "Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!"
11) The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

The Fiery Furnace

Daniel 3:8) Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and maliciously accused the Jews. 9) They declared to King Nebuchadnezzar, "O king, live forever! 10) You, O king, have made a decree, that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image. 11) And whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast into a burning fiery furnace. 12) There are certain Jews whom you have appointed over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men, O king, pay no attention to you; they do not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up." 13) Then Nebuchadnezzar in furious rage commanded that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought. So they brought these men before the king. 14) Nebuchadnezzar answered and said to them, "Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? 15) Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?" 16) Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17) If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18) But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up." 19) Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with fury, and the expression of his face was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He ordered the furnace heated seven times more than it was usually heated. 20) And he ordered some of the mighty men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. 21) Then these men were bound in their cloaks, their tunics, their hats, and their other garments, and they were thrown into the burning fiery furnace. 22) Because the king's order was urgent and the furnace overheated, the flame of the fire killed those men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 23) And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell bound into the burning fiery furnace. 24) Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste. He declared to his counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?" They answered and said to the king, "True, O king." 25) He answered and said, "But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods." 26) Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the burning fiery furnace; he declared, "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here!" Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire. 27) And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king's counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men. The hair of their heads was not singed, their cloaks were not harmed, and no smell of fire had come upon them. 28) Nebuchadnezzar answered and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants, who trusted in him, and set aside the king's command, and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God. 29) Therefore I make a decree: Any people, nation, or language that speaks anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be torn limb from limb, and their houses laid in ruins, for there is no other god who is able to rescue in this way." 30) Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.

Daniel and the Lions' Den

Daniel 6:1) It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom 120 satraps, to be throughout the whole kingdom; 2) and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one, to whom these satraps should give account, so that the king might suffer no loss. 3) Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other presidents and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. 4) Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him. 5) Then these men said, "We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God." 6) Then these presidents and satraps came by agreement to the king and said to him, "O King Darius, live forever! 7) All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. 8) Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and the Persians, which cannot be revoked." 9) Therefore King Darius signed the document and injunction. 10) When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously. 11) Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and plea before his God. 12) Then they came near and said before the king, concerning the injunction, "O king! Did you not sign an injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?" The king answered and said, "The thing stands fast, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be revoked." 13) Then they answered and said before the king, "Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or the injunction you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day." 14) Then the king, when he heard these words, was much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him. 15) Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, "Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed." 16) Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!" 17) And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. 18) Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; no diversions were brought to him, and sleep fled from him. 19) Then, at break of day, the king arose and went in haste to the den of lions. 20) As he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish. The king declared to Daniel, "O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?" 21) Then Daniel said to the king, "O king, live forever! 22) My God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm." 23) Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. 24) And the king commanded, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions—they, their children, and their wives. And before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and broke all their bones in pieces. 25) Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: "Peace be multiplied to you. 26) I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel,
for he is the living God,
enduring forever;
his kingdom shall never be destroyed,
and his dominion shall be to the end.
27) He delivers and rescues;
he works signs and wonders
in heaven and on earth,
he who has saved Daniel
from the power of the lions."
28) So this Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Follow Me!


Matthew 4:18) While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19) And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20) Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21) And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22) Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

The Cost of Following Jesus
Matthew 8:18) Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. 19) And a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go." 20) And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." 21) Another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." 22) And Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."

Jesus Calls Matthew

Matthew 9:9) As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him.

Not Peace, but a Sword

Matthew 10:34) "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35) For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36) And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. 37) Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38) And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39) Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

Matthew 16:24) Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25) For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26) For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? 27) For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. 28) Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

The Rich Young Man
Matthew 19:16) And behold, a man came up to him, saying, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" 17) And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments." 18) He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19) Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 20) The young man said to him, "All these I have kept. What do I still lack?" 21) Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." 22) When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

Monday, May 23, 2011

Walking in the Light

1 John 1:5) This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6) If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8) If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10) If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

The Lord's Supper

1 Corinthians 11:17) But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18) For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part, 19) for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20) When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat. 21) For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. 22) What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not. 23) For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24) and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." 25) In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 26) For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 27) Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28) Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29) For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30) That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 31) But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32) But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

A New Wallpaper



Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Genesis 39:1) Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. 2) The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. 3) His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. 4) So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had. 5) From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field. 6) So he left all that he had in Joseph's charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. 7) And after a time his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, "Lie with me." 8) But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge. 9) He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?" 10) And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her. 11) But one day, when he went into the house to do his work and none of the men of the house was there in the house, 12) she caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me." But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house. 13) And as soon as she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled out of the house, 14) she called to the men of her household and said to them, "See, he has brought among us a Hebrew to laugh at us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice. 15) And as soon as he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me and fled and got out of the house." 16) Then she laid up his garment by her until his master came home, 17) and she told him the same story, saying, "The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us, came in to me to laugh at me. 18) But as soon as I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment beside me and fled out of the house." 19) As soon as his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, "This is the way your servant treated me," his anger was kindled. 20) And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. 21) But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22) And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it. 23) The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph's charge, because the Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jacob's Dream




Genesis 28:10) Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11) And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. 12) And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! 13) And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring. 14) Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15) Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." 16) Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it." 17) And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." 18) So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19) He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first. 20) Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, 21) so that I come again to my father's house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, 22) and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house. And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you."

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Genesis 22:1) After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here am I." 2) He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." 3) So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4) On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5) Then Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you." 6) And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. 7) And Isaac said to his father Abraham, "My father!" And he said, "Here am I, my son." He said, "Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" 8) Abraham said, "God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they went both of them together. 9) When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10) Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11) But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said, "Here am I." 12) He said, "Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me." 13) And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14) So Abraham called the name of that place, "The Lord will provide"; as it is said to this day, "On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided." 15) And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16) and said, "By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17) I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, 18) and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice." 19) So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba. And Abraham lived at Beersheba.

The Rider on a White Horse

Revelations 19:11) Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12) His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13) He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14) And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15) From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16) On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. 17) Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, "Come, gather for the great supper of God, 18) to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great." 19) And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. 20) And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. 21) And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jesus Presented at the Temple

Luke 2:22) And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23) (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord") 24) and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons." 25) Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26) And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27) And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28) he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,29) "Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;
30) for my eyes have seen your salvation
31) that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32) a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."

33) And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34) And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35) (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed." 36) And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37) and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38) And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Acknowledge Christ Before Men

Luke 12:8) “And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, 9) but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. 10) And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. 11)And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, 12) for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

Monday, May 9, 2011

LET THERE BE LIGHT!

Big Bang Theory - The Premise
The Big Bang theory is an effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of our universe. Discoveries in astronomy and physics have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that our universe did in fact have a beginning. Prior to that moment there was nothing;


during and after that moment there was something: our universe. The big bang "theory" is an "effort" to explain what happened during and after that moment.

The Creation of the World
Genesis 1:1) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2) The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3) And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

The Tower of Babel

Genesis11:1) Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2) And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3) And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4) Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth." 5) And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6) And the Lord said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7) Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech." 8) So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9) Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Relevant?



Martha and Mary

Luke 10:38) Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39) And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40) But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me." 41) But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42) but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Ark of the Covenant

Exodus 25:10) "They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. 11) You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay it, and you shall make on it a molding of gold around it. 12) You shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 13) You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14) And you shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark by them. 15) The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it. 16) And you shall put into the ark the testimony that I shall give you. 17) "You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth. 18) And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work shall you make them, on the two ends of the mercy seat. 19) Make one cherub on the one end, and one cherub on the other end. Of one piece with the mercy seat shall you make the cherubim on its two ends. 20) The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. 21) And you shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. 22) There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you about all that I will give you in commandment for the people of Israel.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Final Judgment

Matthew 25:31) "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32) Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33) And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34) Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35) For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36) I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37) Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38) And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39) And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40) And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ 41) "Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42) For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43) I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44) Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45) Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46) And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."