This Sunday, 2/13
- Regular schedule
IMPORTANT COLLEGE MINISTRY NEWS
University Pastor Shawn Coleman submitted his resignation on Monday, February 7 effective immediately. We appreciate Shawn’s years of service to BHBC and wish him the best in his future endeavors. The staff and personnel committee are working together to care for the students currently involved in the ministry as well as developing plans for future growth.
THE DAY DA VINCI CHANGED HIS PAINTING
From Robert Strand’s 365 Fascinating Facts about Jesus:
When Leonaro da Vinci was 43 years old, Duke Ludovinco of Milan commissioned him to paint “The Last Supper” (the scene of Jesus and his disciples the night before he would be crucified.)
Da Vinci worked slowly and meticulously, spending more than three years to complete it.
When his masterpiece was completed, da Vinci invited a friend to view it. He said, “Observe it and give me your opinion.”
“It’s wonderful!”, exclaimed the friend. “The cup is so real I can not divert my eyes from it!”
Immediately,…Leonardo took a brush and painted across the sparkling cup. He exclaimed as he did it, “Nothing shall detract from the figure of Christ!”
This week’s tip: Never forget to share the Gospel
Both Paul and Peter use the phrase “in way of reminder” in their letters. Translation? It’s human nature to get distracted and forget.
Remember every now and then to share the plan of salvation by explaining the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. You can do this by sharing your own story. Always be sure to cite scripture, showing your listeners the “truth that sets us free.”
MERE CHRISTIANITY: CLARITY IN THE BASICS
Pt 2 of 2: Jesus – Nothing Like Us
In Pt 1, in “Jesus – Just Like Us,” we took a close look at what the Bible says about Jesus’ humanity (that Jesus was human in every way, just like us). We looked at his childhood, his family, his “blue-collar” vocation, his emotions, etc. In Pt 2, we take a close look at what the Bible says about Jesus’ deity (that Jesus is God – the same God who spoke the cosmos into existence.)
**Equipping ourselves to be able to engage in intelligent dialogue where the Christian faith is concerned.
Darwin on Trial
Atheist and NYU professor of philosophy, Thomas Nagel:
“…no viable account, even a purely speculative one, seems to be available of how a system as staggeringly functionally complex and information-rich as a self-reproducing cell, controlled by DNA, RNA, or some predecessor, could have arisen by chemical evolution alone from a dead environment.” Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
Linked here for you are:
- A brief podcast by Stephen Myer regarding U.C. Berkley Law professor, Phillip Johnson’s, courage in writing his book Darwin on Trial.
- And, below, the trailer for the 20th anniversary of the publishing of his book.
YOUR COSMIC PIC OF THE WEEK
**In honor of Valentine’s Day next Monday, I present to you “God’s Valentine.”
Approximately 7500 light years away from Earth, this nebula is located in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes.
QUOTE(s) of the WEEK
“The debt was so great that while man alone owed it, only God could pay it.” – Anselm (10th century), on why God became man.
The Bible says “a lifestyle in unrepentant sin is like skydiving without a parachute – thrilling for a while, but it won’t end well.” -Michael Svigel
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
SOUL FOOD: Can God read our thoughts? (You bet he can.)
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick