Seeing stars

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We are each lights in the darkened void. Perhaps this is who we were always intended to be.

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Seeing stars

  1. 1. Seeing Stars
  2. 2. mankind has been looking to the sky for answers
  3. 3. ever since the beginning
  4. 4. we keep looking even today
  5. 5. mankind has been looking to stars for directions
  6. 6. we keep seeking even today
  7. 7. Genesis 1:16 God made two great lights the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night He also made the stars
  8. 8. If a man or woman living among you in one of the towns the LORD gives you is found doing evil in the eyes of the LORD your God in violation of his covenant, and contrary to my command has worshiped other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or the stars of the sky, and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death. Deuteronomy 17:2-5
  9. 9. when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars - all the heavenly array do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven Deuteronomy 4:19
  10. 10. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praised Romans 1:25
  11. 11. 92 percent of Americans believe there’s a God
  12. 12. 29 percent of Americans believe in Astrology
  13. 13. the Bible uses stars as a measurement
  14. 14. Genesis 15:5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars if indeed you can count them.” then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be”
  15. 15. Genesis 22:17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
  16. 16. Genesis 26:4 I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed
  17. 17. why does this matter?
  18. 18. Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed — not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence — continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose Philippians 2:12-13
  19. 19. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe Philippians 2:14-15
  20. 20. we become like the stars
  21. 21. “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” Revelation 22:16
  22. 22. We have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19
  23. 23. perhaps it’s less about the quantity... ...and more about our quality
  24. 24. we offer answers we can offer direction lights in the darkened void through how we live our lives
  25. 25. like the Bright and Morning Star

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