Worship Our Awesome God: A Macro & Micro Look at the Creation and the Creator who is Worthy of our Worship! Sunday, September 16, 2009 Special guests: Ed Trenner & NovelleKimmich with Phil Helfer Los Altos Grace Brethren Church 6565 Stearns St. Long Beach, CA 90815 www.LAGBC.org
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!All this is from God who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:2 Corinthians 5:17-18
that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.2 Corinthians 5:19
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.2 Corinthians 5:20
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities – his eternalpower and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.Romans 1:20
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.Psalm 19:1-4
"To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One. Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.Isaiah 40:25-26
A Light Year The distance light travels in one year in a vacuum 5,878,000,000,000 miles
In 2003 a group of astronomers calculated that the total number of stars within range of our most powerful telescopes numbers 70 sextillion. • Seventy sextillion is the number 7 followed by 22 zeros. That’s 70,000 billion billion. • It’s estimated that this number of stars is 10 times greater than the number of grains of sand on all the world’s beaches and deserts.
One of the astronomers said, • “Even for a professional astronomer used to dealing in monster numbers, this is mind-boggling. This is not the total number of stars in theuniverse, but it’s the number within reach of our telescopes. The real number could be much, much larger still – some people think it is infinite.”
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Psalm 147:4
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, What is man that You are mindful of him? And the son of man that You care for him?Psalm 8:3-4
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb . . . Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.Psalm 139:13,16
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
Inner space and the complexities of life(God is an incredible designer!)
Really Bad Drawing of a Cell Nucleus: Where the DNA is. Cytoplasm: Where everything else is. Where most proteins are.
What are DNA and Protein like? • DNA = Library of Blueprints • Contains instructions of how to build proteins • Just like a library – it doesn’t do anything • It just sits there • Protein = Machines and Structures • Do everything in the cell
Cell is like a city Nucleus: Where the DNA is. Cytoplasm: Where everything else is. Where most proteins are.
So What Needs to be Done? • Bring in food and raw materials • Make energy - Power plant • Build new stuff - Factories • Repair • Dispose of waste • Many specialized cell functions depending on the tissue • Muscle – contracts • Nerves- send signals • Immune cells – fight infection • Glands – excrete stuff