Cookie Face

Ahhh, memories. They are sweet.

I remember this one time I filled a glass with OREOS and then with milk. I drank all the milk, then ate the gooey mess that was left in my cup. Delicious! I would never do that now (us old people get fat doing things like that.) but it was fun then.

Here is another fun episode involving OREOS. It’s called Cookie Face, and we played it during Summer Challenge last year. And then again at LIT All Night recently.

This is from Summer Challenge 2010:

Summer Challenge: COOKIE FACE

Being clean- brian’s life journal 2.17.11

Acts 24:18 NIV

I was ceremonially clean when they found me in the temple courts doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor was I involved in any disturbance.

observation
Paul is on trial with the same accusers that sent Jesus to the cross. They are making wildly outlandish claims against him, saying that he is starting riots in the temple and dueling it by entering it unclean. But he did everything the right way. He didn’t overlook the ritual cleansing even though he doesn’t have to observe those things anymore. He is already clean in the blood of Christ, the rituals are more to please the priests at this point. And even though these charges could lead to death, or at least beatings and jail-time, he its calm and remains righteous in his responses to their crazy accusations.

application
It would save me a lot of trouble if I kept myself righteous in everything so that the only thing that could offend people in my life is Jesus. And when people do bring up trouble or accuse me falsely, I should act like Paul in my response : calmly and righteously.

prayer
oh, God, help me be like that. You took your trial with dignity and grace, even praying for the ones who nailed you to the cross and spit on you. So did Paul. Make me like you. I want to be one who, even in the middle of terrible times, acts with righteousness in all things.

What? God said, “Let us make mankind in OUR image”?

This question was emailed to us:

Hi, we are reading Genesis, and in the King James version verse 26 of the first chapter it says, “And God said, “Let us make man in our own image after our likeness……”

In verse 27 it says , ‘SO God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him.

Our question is in verse 26 who is ‘our’ referring to besides God???

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Spiritual Prostitutes- brian’s life journal 2.13.11

Leviticus 20:4-5 NIV

If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death, I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.

observation
Idolatry was punishable by death. Idolatry is cheating on God. We are His bride. If we put other things in His place we are cheating on Him. Even more, when we worship other gods, our even just put anything in His place, we are being prostitutes: we are whores!

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Acacia wood and gold – Brian’s life journal 2.4.11

scripture

Exodus 37:1-5 NIV

Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. He overlaid it with pure gold, both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it. He cast four gold rings for it and fastened them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. And he inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.

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