Genesis: “The Majesty of Man”

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God said “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule . . .” (Genesis 1:26) What a piece of work is man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and bearing how express and admirable; in apprehension, how like an angel; in comprehension how like God. […]

Genesis “God’s Work – Your Work”

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Name: Werner Glinka 
Artistic discipline: Mixed Media Artist 
Date Taken: August 2013 
I refer to Werner as Mr. Industrial. Working with sharp metals and poking them into pieces of wood isn't want I consider to be "finger safe." When I first met Werner, he mentioned to me that he loved the photograph of Ruth's hands, and "hoped his hands would look as good as Ruth's!" Not to worry, as I had plans of my own to make his at least as good as the others. Werner works extremely fast, and during the session I noticed that his hands exerted much pressure while he forms and pressed small pieces of metal into his base materials. Because his hands are often contracted during that process, I felt it was much better to photograph his hands while he formed small pieces of wire that attached to the flat pieces of metal. So as I observed him working, I noticed that as he prepares small quantities of his pieces before embarking on pressing them into the base wood, his hands were much more expressive. I set up my small Speedlite to camera left and in front of him to light his hands and pliers in a way to show movement in his hands. And yes, they do look as good as Ruth's!

Genesis 1:28 “God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Rile over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 2:8 “Now the Lord planted a garden in the east, in Eden; […]

Unveiled Hope: “What Difference Does Heaven Make?”

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WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES HEAVEN MAKE?  Heaven C________________________________ (1 Thess. 4:13-18) Heaven C_______________________________ (Matthew 25:31-40) Heaven C_________________________________ (Matthew 25:21) Heaven C__________________________________ (Romans 8:18)   Revelation 21-22 The Message (MSG) Everything New 21 I saw Heaven and earth new-created. Gone the first Heaven, gone the first earth, gone the sea. 2 I saw Holy Jerusalem, new-created, descending resplendent out of […]

Unveiled Hope: “A Kinder, Gentler Hell?”

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This morning’s message from God’s Word “A KINDER, GENTLER HELL”  The doctrine of eternal punishment seems so awful, some have made various attempts to soften it. THREE ATTEMPTS THAT DON’T WORK 1. Hell is here and now. 2. Hell is temporary. 3. Hell is annihilation. TWO ATTEMPTS THAT PARTLY WORK 4. Hell is not literal […]

“All the Call You Need”

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Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah’s Commission 6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they […]

Unveiled Hope: “The Meaning of the Millennium”

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THE MEANING OF THE MILLENNIUM Revelation 20:1-10 We see the meaning of the millennium by understanding what John sees in the three paragraphs of this morning’s text: Verses 1-3 Satan ____________________. Verses 4-6 Saints ______________________. Verses 7-10 Sinfulness ____________________. Put these three truths together to get the meaning of the millennium: SERMON CRUMBS “thousand years” […]

Unveiled Hope: “The Supper and the Sword”

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“A couplet in Psalm 23 could have served as a text for St. John’s vision of salvation. Maybe it did. Thou preparest a table before me / in the presence of my enemies. The Lord presides over a meal as a host; a war has rendered all enemies powerless to harm. Psalm 23 and Revelation […]