AN AMAZING FACT: Figs are a tasty fruit common to the Middle East, but one fact about their pollination might cause some consumers to squirm with distaste. All figs must be pollinated by a fig wasp, after which the wasp dies and decomposes inside the fruit!Throughout nature, God created mutual relationships necessary to sustain life. Pollination is one such relationship. In the case of the fig plant, pollination must occur with the help of a small wasp. Female fig wasps implant themselves inside of either the male or female (edible) fig, both of which grow on the same plant. In either case, the wasp will pollinate the fig. Inside the male fig, the wasp lays her eggs. But if she lands in a female fig, she will be unable to lay her eggs and eventually dies.
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: Matthew 24:32
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Matthew 24:33
AN AMAZING FACT: In 2010, almost 200,000 people in 153 countries were surveyed about helping others during the previous month. The survey found that about 20 percent had done volunteer work, almost a third had given money to charity, and about 45 percent had helped a stranger. Surprisingly, half of the top 20 most charitable countries are developing countries, and the happiest countries—not necessarily the most wealthy ones—tended to give the most (maybe that’s why they are the happiest).Let It Pour AN AMAZING FACT: Rain is recycled water that evaporated from the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers. Rain actually starts off as ice or snow crystals at the cloud level.
Loneliness, frustration, adultery and divorce ; judgment, prophecy, Heaven and the Trinity : all are issues that cross and confuse the Christian path. In this edition of Bible Answers Live, listen to Pastor Doug and Pastor Ross answer questions regarding these topics and plenty more that involve the Christian mind and life. Open your Bible and come study with us !All Sermons by Doug Batchelor