The Witness of Creation

August 1, 2015


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SCRIPTURE

They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

~Romans 1:25, NLT

QUOTE

No combination of fortuitous circumstances could possibly account for the universe or its component parts.

~Nelson Bell

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God revealed Himself first as CREATOR. It is true that He is our REDEEMER but first, He was our CREATOR. He by nature is a creator, this is who He is and what He does. The Hebrew word for create is the little four letter word bara’ which means to create out of nothing. Paul said that Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God. In the beginning, everything was invisible and then God created the visible our of what we would call nothing. My Hebrew professor in seminary said, “God can do a lot with nothing.”

Alaska is a vast expanse of God’s creative power and genius. The mountains are intimidating, the lakes are awesome and the sheer magnitude of the place is overwhelming but not one tour guide mentioned God. They talked about evolution and the ice age but no mention of God. I felt a little guilty for just sitting there while they ran on and on with their liberal and unbelieving world view. Perhaps, I should have rebuked the man or started quoting from Genesis. Now that I think about it, I wish I had.

BUT, creation speaks for itself, The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speaknight after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. [Psalms 19:1-4]

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  • Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home! {John Howard Payne} I do agree with Payne.
  • A fantastic trip and I will be glad to share details with anyone who cares to listen but I will try hard not to allow too much of the trip find its way into the messages. I will make a very brief statement of thanks this morning and may elaborate 5-10 minutes tonight. For all who made this trip happen, thank you!
  • Coffee, donuts and biscuits at 9:00 and LCBS at 9:15 with worship at 10:15 and 6:00.

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