Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Five Gospels

(based from a quote by Gipsy Smith)

There are Five Gospels---Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and The Christian.  

And most people will never read the first four.

So what that means is that You and I are the Fifth Gospel that many in the world see.

Do they see someone who has an Inner Light For Christ?

Do they want to learn more about your love of God?
Or do you chase them away from Him?

There are many people who call themselves Christians, 
but drive others away from Christ through their behaviors.   

They gossip, they judge others, making them feel unloved.
They may even lie or covet.  

All the things Christ does NOT want us to be.

If you know someone who is a non-believer, let them see Christ working through you.

Let them see a person who loves others.


Even that kid that no one likes and always sits alone at lunch.

Let them see a person who serves others.

Who helps everyone.

Even that kid who bullied you last week.

Let them see a person who really knows God and His Word.

Who can answer the questions from those who are unsure about God.

And answers with kindness and an invitation to learn more.

Be the Fifth Gospel

Friday, June 28, 2013

Superbook Saturday!

Just found out about these cool cartoons of Bible stories are airing on CBS and ABC family  (click the link to see when)    Superbook Saturdays


Looks like this is the last Saturday for CBS, but picks up in July on ABC Family at 930 am EST

If you see it, let me know if you like it!

Superbooks has a related website:

There is an app for android---I think I will try that out!

Anyway, check it out!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Sum of Random Chance

Non-believers don't believe in God...but they do believe in Random Chance.   I want to take a moment to sum up just a few of the random chances that lead to our existence.

1.  The beginning: The Big has shown there is a beginning to our universe...which started from an infinitesimal point which exploded...creating both matter and anti-matter...which when come in contact with one another creates annihilation.   Yet some how - Randomly- this big bang created more  matter than anti-matter allowing for all things in the universe to form.

2.  The Big Bang flung material randomly...and yet to a perfect distance......too far apart and matter would not be able to coalesce to form stars and planets...not far enough and it would have collapsed in on itself creating a mega black hole

3.  This matter began to form stars and planets.  And galaxies--we live in the Milky Way galaxy---out on the edge----which is a perfect place, as there is a massive black hole in the center of the galaxy!

4.  And randomly, our Solar system formed in such a perfect way.    Our Star, the Sun, is not too big, such that it's gravitational pull would swallow up its planets, nor so small that the planets could escape it.

5.  Our solar system has very large planets --randomly----on it outer orbits, which pull many objects flying through space into themselves, reducing chances of collisions with Earth.    A first line of protection.

6.  Our Earth---randomly--was placed in the exactly correct spot in distance from the sun....any closer and all our atmosphere would burn off and life could not be supported.  Any further and we would be too cold of a planet to sustain life.

7.  Our Earth---randomly---has an iron core, that spins and creates an electromagnetic energy field around itself---which protects us from lethal radiation from the sun.

8.  Randomly--we find our earth has a companion, the moon---which randomly happens to be at the right distance to not come crashing down into the Earth, but not so far that it cant create Tides, which churn up the waters providing food for sea creatures.

9.  Our Earth, has an atmosphere that randomly contains the right mix of elements to not only support the life that breaths it, but acts as a blanket to keep the planet's temperatures rather constant as compared to other planets, such as mars, that can have temperature swings between night and day of 100's of degrees.

10.  Our Earth, by sheer random luck, wobbles on its axis creating a change in the length of day through out the year (last week was the summer solstice!) which results in seasons allowing for such great biodiversity.

all of those things (and many more) had to occur for life to even exist.....yet it was all random?

Let's continue, shall we?

11.  Some where along the history of time, chemicals that were randomly present on Earth, randomly came together to form proteins that were self replicating----and that "evolved" (randomly, of course) into single cell organisms.

12.  Do you know how complex a bacteria is??  These simple single celled animals have cell walls that protects them, a complex mechanism of division and exchanging genetic material with other bacteria.   Inside these cells are complex organelles that are made of complex assembly of proteins---which some how resulted from a random mixing of chemicals billions of years ago

13.  DNA:  in every cell of every living organism.  Made of 4 different kinds of molecules (called base pairs) arranged in a spiral stair case with millions of steps-----these of millions of molecules randomly came together to write the genetic code for a leaf--or a frog---or you.

14.  DNA copies itself when cells divide, or it needs to produce a product.  It needs the help of a complex molecules.  One type "unzips" the DNA, another kind makes a "reverse" copy (like a mirror image)  Another molecule changes that mirror image into a product the cell needs.  Then it needs another molecule to help it zip back up---without making any mistakes!    Isn't it amazing how all those things randomly formed to work that way?

15.  There are complex molecules that assist DNA into twisting up---without error--into chromosomes.  A nucleus if formed to protect and further organize these chromosomes---all by random chance

16.  In animal cells there is a structure called a mitochondria----complex chemical reactions occur here---randomly I'm sure--to produce energy for our muscles---kind of like photosynthesis for plants.

17.  Cells are a complex collection of proteins and enzymes.  They have a membrane that allows some proteins in and others out.   There are proteins that are "receptors' that other molecules have  to bind to in just the right way to cause the cell to go into some action and produce some product from its DNA, maybe its saliva  to moisten food.  Maybe its digestive enzymes to digest your food.   Maybe its chemicals that make your blood pressure go up...or down.   This and more, brought to you by---Random Chance.

18.  Nerve cells are amazing---how they randomly were formed to conduct messages from all your senses to your brain, and from your brain to your muscles for movement.

19.  Immune cells are amazing too....did you know your immune system has a memory?  How did molecules / proteins randomly assemble into a product that can remember that you were exposed to, let's say chicken pox so that your immune system recognizes it the next time you are exposed to it and keep you from getting sick?

20.  Speaking of memory----how is it evolution and a series of (many, many, many) random events has resulted in a complex organ (the brain) that is filled with molecules / proteins / nerve cells that are capable of understanding?  of memory? of reading?  of math?  etc.

Where in these cells are "YOU"?  I can look at your brain, at its cells, at the parts of those cells, I can break them down further into molecules and even atoms---- but at what point does this random assortment of molecules make "YOU" ?

Are YOU in the atoms??  the molecules??  the cells??  the brain??  what creates YOU?

God creates YOU.

 "YOU" are the spirit that is housed in that body He created, not randomly, but deliberately, to house YOU, the one He loves.   God is the Creator of all things, and He did all of it, from the Big Bang forward.

I read once that the Sum of all this Random Chance, from the Big Bang to YOU has the equivalent odds as follows:  If you had 100 Chimps banging on typewriters 24\7 for a billion year, it is the odds that one of them produces a Shakespeare Sonnet--by random chance---that's the same odds as evolution and random chance bringing forth us.

So, what do YOU think??

Are you a product of Random Chance??  

Or a beloved child created deliberately by God?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Great pod cast!

Listen to the devotional about "Ready or Not! - I" #Bible

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In 2 minutes you will die

In 2 minutes you will instantaneouly appear in Heaven before His throne.

Will He know you? 

Do you know Him?

All your life he wanted you to have a relationship with Him?  But when was the last time you spoke to Him?

When you were sad and alone or had a big problem, He offered you a helping hand.  Did you take it? 

He said He loved you and asked that you love Him...did you?  

He gave you life.  He put helpful people along your path.  He gave you talents and opportunities.  Did you thank Him?

He offered you a gift.  The gift of eternal life with Him in paradise.  Did you accept it? 

Now you are before Him....