By Jeff Simpson
Be careful not to perform your righteous acts before men to be seen by them. If you do, you will have noreward from your Father in heaven. 2So when you give to the needy, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be praised by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left handknow what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.…Matthew 6:1-4
Helbach said she has had inquiries from other communities around the country about how to start a Jesus Lunch. “Our focus is here. Our focus is not on starting the Jesus Lunch in another location,” Helbach said. “But if someone wants information and to learn how, we’re welcome to talk to them about what we did. But we’re not actively going and getting the Jesus Lunch started somewhere else.”As is typical for Wiggys work, five seconds on Google and you find that just is not true. These Jesus Lunch families, who just focus on Middleton have a Facebook page and a website. A quick check of their facebook page and we see this:
Yes not trying to spread the "Jesus lunches" unless of course you attend her seminar on how to start your own Jesus Lunch.
Do not lie to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices, Colossians 3:9
But wait there is more!!
A quick look at their website and it reads like a Pat Robertson family dinner or a West Bend GOP Pints and Politics! These moms that just threw this together, have a curriculum(and a lawyer) and this years curriculum focuses on "Who is Jesus".
The first place for us to begin this exploration of Jesus is in the Bible. This is the book that tells the story of Jesus’ life.
What is the Bible? GOD’S ROAD MAP FOR OUR LIVES. You could think of the Bible as God’s GPS. When you need directions for a destination, what do you do? You go straight to your smartphone! When you don’t know what to do in life, where should you go? Go to the Bible.
The Bible is a great place to start learning about Jesus, but if you want to learn more, they recommend you head here - www.answersingenesis.org.
Let's take a look at some of the answers that the Jesus Lunchers recommend:
A 6,000-year-old earth? When you look up the Bible references, the math’s not that hard!We’ve all heard the horror stories. Teachers in government schools force students through strange, torturous machinations to do simple math. For example, many of us used to be able to add 121 + 13 in 1.72 seconds. The Common Core method takes 7 steps and 3 minutes and 18 seconds.For those who trust in an evolutionary view of history, determining the earth’s age is a complicated process. First, you have to find a meteorite, crush it up, and then send it to a lab for analysis. (Why a meteorite? I’ll get to that later.) Technicians measure the ratio of isotopes and enter that into a complex calculation that factors in the rate of radiometric decay. Out pops a number somewhere around 4,500,000,000 years (or at least that’s the expected result). That’s a whole lot of zeros!
Now you have the three pieces to add together, but I bet you can do this part in your head. From creation to Abraham is about 2,000 years. Abraham to Jesus covers about 2,000 years, and you are 2,000 years removed from Jesus. 2 + 2 + 2 = 6. That means the earth, and the entire created universe, is about 6,000 years old.
They also solved the problem with Noah and the Dinosaurs:
Did dinosaurs really live at the same time as humans? Genesis 1 claims that God created every “kind” of land animal on the same day as Adam. Later Noah took representatives of every kind on the Ark. That required only about fifty dinosaur kinds on board. (Dinosaurs are divided into only about fifty families.)Dinosaurs are used more than any other animal to persuade people to believe in millions of years and evolution. Yet God clearly claims that He created the land animals on Day Six along with man. In light of who God is and His eyewitness testimony, we should not be ashamed to build our understanding of dinosaurs upon His Word, even if some people disagree. Dinosaurs make perfect sense in light of the biblical history of creation and the Flood.There are thousands of dinosaur names, so some skeptics ask, “How could two of every kind of dinosaur fit on the Ark?” The key to unlocking the answer is found in Genesis 7:14–15.The Bible states that two of every kind of land animal and seven of some went onto the Ark. It doesn’t say two of every species went onto the Ark but “kinds.” There are thousands of species of dinosaurs, but there are only about fifty families of dinosaurs. And since the biblical kind is thought to correspond to the family level in most cases, there would have been only about one hundred dinosaurs on the Ark—not thousands.For instance, there are many different long-neck sauropods, such as , , , and , but only two needed to go onto the Ark if they were just one kind. This fact dramatically reduces the estimated number of dinosaurs on the Ark. Also, even though some dinosaurs grew to be large creatures, the average size was only about the size of a large sheep or bison. Even the largest dinosaurs were quite small when hatched. The Lord may have selected younger (and therefore smaller) representatives of some of the larger kinds, so there was plenty of room for all of the dinosaur kinds aboard the Ark.If dinosaurs sailed on the Ark, where are they today? Different animal species become extinct every day for various reasons. After the Flood, the environment and habitat were drastically changed. Many dinosaurs may not have been as suited to the post-Flood world because of these changes. Interestingly, it appears that some of the dinosaur kinds that did survive a long time after the Flood became known as dragons. Dragon legends abound all over the world.We can confidently build our understanding of dinosaurs—like everything else in life—on the truth of God’s Word.
It is unfortunate that those crazy unicorns were playing silly games when the rain started!
One thing that you can rest assured of now is the Jesus Lunch moms have obtained their caterers license so the kids should be getting a regulated free lunch.
I would hate to see their test scores though after a session of Jesus Lunch truth sinks in.
The Jesus Lunch moms also point out that it takes $1700 to feed these kids and make them a captive audience so God Bless you all, but send your money!!
Also if it is not Tuesday and you feel like eating for Jesus, you can join the Jesus Luncher family founders at the Coffee house they just opened on Madison's west side.
Might as well cash in on the 15 minutes! Maybe if we get really lucky, they will also build a life size Ark here in Madison!
In the meantime, maybe we will all win if the folks at Watchdog.org would spend a couple minutes on Google before they write a story!