God's Face in a Honey Bee - John Van Sloten

July 22, 2012

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Sticky and sweet Sunday, Pastor John had the people at New Hope not only thinking about how God's face is in a Honey Bee but also tasting how sweet it is.
What do Honey Bees teach us about their Maker?
Honey donated by "The Greidanus Honey Mill"

In order to set our way straight once more, we need the recovery of that sense of wonder and amazement we all experienced as children when first discovering the plants and animals that surround us. I hope...that an intimate look at the enduring bond between bees and mankind will rekindle that sense of wonder.
Entymologist, Stephen Buchmann

My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste. In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.
Proverbs 24:13-14, NLT

“Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever.
The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair.
They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,even honey dripping from the comb. They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.”
Psalm 19:9-11, NLT

Sketches by Jan Swammerdam, 17th century father of entomology

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August 29, 2011
Exodus 33:20 tells us, “You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” So stop trying..
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July 13, 2011
the Qur'an spoke about the bee
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April 23, 2011
save and preserve Honey Bees and we save ourselves inherently. Bees truly perform the works of God.
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April 03, 2011
What came first. The egg or the chicken. Religion has only separated us. I applaud the great courage people of faith have shown but in the end and when the coffers are dry. God has left the building but never are hearTs. Strength during the changes to come all, God knows we are going to need it. Be wise like serpents and have in stinks like deer. Get to know the language of wind and what grows nere you. Talk to the Mother and she will Talk back. Have compassion but know your limits.
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November 22, 2010
there is science proof of god's exisitence

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November 14, 2010

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October 15, 2010
god made humans but that doesnt mean he looks like them . the inventor of the tv doesnt mean that he looks like TV
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September 27, 2010
I started seeing God's face in everything when I started to obey Jesus Christ's every word. Literally eyes ears mouth nose and beard. then the phrase the blind leading the blind made quite a bit of sense

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September 07, 2010
Or instead of actually physically doing something about we could all just pray really hard about it. This would certainly be more effective and way easier. Also, we wouldn't have to feel responsible for our actions because we would have concluded that its gods will that bees should be driven to extinction. Isn't it wonderful to be so dismissive of personal responsibilities and physical action. Taking action and being kind is not important. Just pray and do nothing!!!
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June 07, 2010
Title Change suggestion, based on the wide range of comments you have rec'vd.(!): HUMANITY'S FACE IN A HONEY BEE! The truth is the poor little bees are way too stressed by too many factors, many man-made, a further reflection of the 'relentlessness' of our culture.
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June 06, 2010
I am a pastor who is sick on long term disability and am taking up the hobby of beekeeping. I would like to receive a copy of the theological article re: bees mentioned by the pastor, please. Is that possible?

The article by Eric Miller
Shock and Awe - An obsession with bees.
can be found at www.booksandculture.com
You will have to register to see the whole piece.

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May 03, 2010
You know... God gives us so many chances to believe. Why can't some people just accept his presence in our lives?
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April 26, 2010
Great hear is the next "2012 Y2K Apocolypse world destruction theory
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December 18, 2009
I hate to break this to you guys, but, pixies, santa, the easterbunny and god all do not exist there is no magic on earth u make ur own way, there is no other forces
please believe me its sad to see people devot there lives to something tht rely isnt there

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October 06, 2009
the beekeeper is too rough...like a cattle rancher....

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October 13, 2008
You can thank Bayer Corporation ... Imidacloprid found in Advantage Flea Control killed my cat and maimed a neighbours is in part responsible murderers ......... Imidacloprid is marketed under many other pesticides used for crop spray ... I threatened to put some on myself after their in house vet claim it was safe he would allow his children exposure after I asked him if he had children .... he sent the RCMP to my door with a letter DO NOT USE ... don't figure ... the Forth Reich
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August 19, 2008
Poor bees even when the news talks about them they say how terrible the loss of them is for the income of the keeper and markets. Money is all ppl talk about. Why can't we do things for free, just because it's nice. Being kind to others is important. That includes Bees and other creatures. Taking care of others is a sure way of caring for yourself. That is what I believe. God bless all.
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August 10, 2008
I've been sick with a virus that evolved quickly over time to linger in my body for weeks making me very ill. Thanks God! You crazy little imaginary friend! ;)
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April 29, 2008
My father was a beekeeper in Ventura county. I worked with my father in the bee business for about twenty years and I have fond memories of the bees. I was looking around on the internet for videos related to bees and came across yours.

I'm 51 years old now and have started thinking about the magic of bees again. So several months ago I decided to start doing bee presentations for schools. As a amtter of fact my first one is going to be in about three hours for 60 first graders. I've written a shor piece about bees and if your interested I'll send it to you.


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