Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday night message

Our pastor preached an awesome message tonight. It was on Psalms 8:1-9. Here is the passage.
"O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!"
This is called an evening song because it was sung outside at night.
No matter where you look in creation, you see God's power and glory. (verse 2-3)
Look anywhere in the earth, and you will see testimonies of our wonderful Creator.  The more man looks at the universe, the more questions they have.
Verse 4- "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" The answer to this question is in verse 5: "For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour."

A. You are crowned with glory and honour.
B. God crowned you.   Hebrews 2:5-8
We watched a video of a very special microscope that zoomed in to a butterfly's wing. The butterfly has very small scales (that you can't see without a microscope) on their wings, and their wings change color- no one knows why they do this. I don't see how anyone can say "Yep, this is chance. Pure, random chance made this butterfly and its abilities."  We might think that the ant, butterfly, bee, mosquito, and a numerous amount of other animals are "simple". But really, the most "simple" things, are the most complex things.
Verse 2- Even a baby give glory to God. It's eyes, nose, skin ears, and everything else on it's little body, is so amazing. Did you know that when a baby is born, its ear remains the same size throughout his whole life? And when he dies, his ear will still be the same size it was when he was born!! (In other words, the ear never grows!!)

Have you ever stopped to consider the heavens, and all that God has created? Bow your knee, praise God, and serve Him forever.

Creation Corner.
Today's creation moment: Ants who live with company.

Job 37:14
“Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.”
Cooperation between two different species who depend upon each other for survival is known as symbiosis. This is remarkable enough, but what about cooperation between two different species who don’t depend upon each other for survival? This certainly defies that foundational pillar for the theory of evolution – the survival of the fittest.
Plaster cast of an anthillExamples of these types of cooperation, found abundantly in nature, have caused a growing number of scientists to listen to arguments for intelligent design – and even abandon mindless evolution altogether. Our example today concerns two very different ant species that live in British Guiana. One species, a large brown ant, lives together with a small black ant. They actually breed and live separately, but in times of danger, they work together as a well trained army.
At first threat to the anthill, the smaller black ants begin the defense. However, if the black ants cannot hold the intruder, the larger, stronger brown ants join in the defense of the hill. Neither ant needs the other, but together each offers the other some benefit. This is called altruism.
One cannot picture ants sitting around a table to work out this arrangement – they must have been created for this kind of relationship by a good and wise Creator. His plan to help these ants, amazing as it is, is nothing compared to His plan of salvation for us through the forgiveness of sins that is in Christ Jesus!
Bible verse of the week:
2 Samuel 22:31    As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
Have a godly week and strive to serve the Lord in word, act, deed and thought!!

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