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Star Lord

  • God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars. Gen 1:16 WEB

    He also made the stars. I read this verse sometimes and am amazed by how much the Bible packs into a single verse. Scientists estimate they are around 300 sextillion stars now and that number keeps growing as they develop devices that let them see further.

    That is a 3 followed by 23 zeros, or 3 trillion times 100 billion. My mind cannot even fathom numbers like this, and yet we cannot make a single star. Written out it in long hand it looks like this: 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

    There are multiple planets in orbit around these stars and multiple moons in orbit around those planets. When compared with the universe, the earth that we live on is like a speck of pollen, and we are only a speck on that, fighting and dividing over anything that we can think of.

    The Awesome God Almighty that made the stars calls us by name and knows how many hairs are on our head. He created all of this and He will be involved in your life today if you let Him. Though He created the entire universe, He has given me answers to questions on a math test when I asked Him. He cares.

    Today if you feel worthless, put it aside. The Creator Himself has deemed you worthy to call Him Father and no one else's opinion really matters. Can the ones looking down at you make stars? I am thrilled to know the Star Lord and that He knows me.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for creating me and giving me a place in Your universe. Help me find the place that I belong and put me right where You want me to be. Guide me and help me make the right decisions as I live my life for You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! We are happy to announce that we are now offering fun and educational bible quizzes at RHM! If you look at the "Quizzes" link on the site menu, you will see the quizzes for the first two sections of the Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke. Pastor Dion has worked hard on them, so let him know you like them :-). ALSO, the highlighted group of the week is the Haven of Hope, a place of refuge for anyone who is suffering from the effects of abuse. Abuse can come in various forms including physical, sexual, mental, and spiritual. The Haven of Hope is a private group (only seen by group members). If you are in need of prayer and support to overcome abuse, we encourage you to join.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Oh Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all thy worlds Thy hands have made; I see the stars, and hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, How great Thou art, How great Thou art. Then sings my soul, My Saviour God to Thee, How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
April 5, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli That is one of my favorite Gospel Songs as sung by Elvis Presley
April 5, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Mine too.
April 5, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli :)
April 8, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 5, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza My favorite too.
April 5, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Hallelujah Thank you for this word this day pastor Dion. Amen
April 5, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen and thank you Lord Jesus. 
April 5, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Yes, and He is also Guardian of the Galaxy (Some of you might get this, lol). Love and Prayers to All :)
April 5, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Hum, very good! Seems walking in Him, giving room for Him to work offers the space for Him to show one His wonders!!!!!!!!!!
April 5, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 5, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Thank you Pastor Dion for putting it in perspective and how truly blessed we are to have such a loving God!
April 5, 2016
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Obioma Ukegbu
Obioma Ukegbu  We serve an uncreated creator GOD. Thank you  Pastor for reminding me that no scientist equals God's ability and wisdom.
April 5, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Love this!! I have always loved the sciences, especially biology and astronomy, since I was a child.  And it has always brought me closer to God.  To look at the marvels He created, and the intricate way He created it all, fills my with awe, as well a love that He shares it all with us and cares about us in the midst of all that wonder. 
April 5, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!!! HOW GREAT THOU ART
April 5, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
April 5, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Thank you Dion for this message.  This morning I felt like someone was looking down on me, through my God I was able to put the feelings aside and laugh about his negativity.  He hadn't welcomed God into his life today yet.  His demands caused me to change my plans, I didn't get all twisted up about it,  I did have God in my life and he asked me, does it matter?  No was the answer so it wasn't worth the fuss.  I don't accept being looked down on or let it affect my day.  It doesn't have power any longer and that frustrates the "bully"!  Praise the power of our Amighty God!  Hallelujah!  He has made me a Star in His eyes today and that is all that matters.
April 5, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 5, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen  
April 5, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!, The great creator that created every thing created me for a purpose and does have a plan for my life, Thank you my LORD, for creating me and loving me. I know because you created me I am very special to You. I want to do Your will so You will be proud of me.
April 5, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Very true--all of us are important to God, for He made us in His image!
April 5, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza No mater how geniuses these scientist are they will never know all the answers to the "WHY, WHEN, HOW, WHERE, WHAT" which only GOD knows the answer.  That is how awesome and great our GOD is.  For HE is the creator of the Universe.
April 5, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner thank you this  wonderful word how we  are vaulbe to God eveysingle one of sad sometimes look back what do paper route decide  go church even if meant losing sleep well   I loved learn grow God by many examples Godly men women who were being blessed by God love others showed made pain of brokness not seem as  though God,s plan look family that don,t church have peace many not so great things happen with money  pay bills. thankful for love  that given mercy forgiven of what others would say see not  be mother well guess I,m   beliver God real as delivered me from hands devil and  I asked God    watch over he has even when astray learn fear worry have out weight the peace have father to girl fatherlesss made  to  someone love GOd so glad someone made go church fifteeen because made come back lonelines hit mother my necied may blessed weak.
April 5, 2016
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey When you see things like that, it is even more amazing how awesome our God is. And he knows us as individual as the fingerprints. No two people have the same. what a mighty God we serve. thank you for this reminder to know that I am significant to God. i love the Lord with all my everything.
April 5, 2016
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Deleted Member Lord, Jesus place me where You would have me to be. 
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler It is phenomenal!
April 5, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
April 5, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Help me to make wise decisions as I live my life for You.
April 6, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you for loving me and accepting me.Guide me and lead me to do your will,and live my life for you in all that I do and say.In Jesus name I pray. Thank you Pastor for sharing Gods word,and encouragement.
April 9, 2016