CTA Newsletter #7
Hi all! Itís me, Ranger Grand Moff Wampa, bringing you the next issue of the CTA Newsletter. In the past two weeks more than 15 people have joined CTA through the contest that was held last issue. I would like to announce that has won the contest by getting people to join CTA. Congradulations from me and the other leaders and Rangers. Also you may notice that I did not send you this issue, Daniel did, so make sure that you type in my e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and donít just hit reply when you write me a letter. Oh and one more thing: you will find that there is no Bible reading plan in this issue; instead you will find a Bible triva. I have decidecd that it would be best to go back and forth between Bible reading and Bible triva but you find that most offten there will be a Bible reading plan and not a Triva. Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the following issue!
Letters From Our Readers
Once again, I receaved no letters about how I was doing, how much people like the newsletter, or anything they found questionable in the newsletter. This ether means that Iím doing something very wrong or Iím doing everything so good that you canít move your fingers to type me a letter. Please try to send me Everything and ANYthing you hear, see, read, or think about in the next week that you think might help fellow Christians.
This week I will be reviewing a Christian book that I have recently looked through and read. I am kind of running out of stuff to review so if you have recently read a book or been to a cool web site or played a Christian game, I want you to send me a review of it. That way there can be more than just one review a week and I can go an issue with out haveing to write up one.
A Rainbow Of Hope
Ok i guess first off I should tell you this is not a normal book; it is a book of quotes and scriptures. There is 777 qotes contained inside this book and alot of scripture so I gurentee you that you will get your fill of reading when you do read it. It is divided into twelve sections which are based upon certain things that are in the Christian faith (ie. God, Satan, Salvation, Proprecy, etc, etc.). It haas a very good combanation of humor mixed in with serious stuff that you really need to sit down and think about. I would recommend this book to anyone intersted in becomeing a stronger Christian.
Scripture of the Week
17As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
18he who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.
19As water reflects a face, so a manís heart reflects the man.
Thought of the week:
ĎGodís gifts put manís best dreams to shame.í Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Quoted from the book, A Rainbow Of Hope.
Ok let me explain how this is going to work. Below you find a list of questions with a number next to it that ask a question about the Bible. After that you find a list with the same numbers and the answers to each of the questions. Please write down your answers on a piece of paper before you go check your answers. Also if you really want to do this correctly, please donít look in your Bible for the answers. These questions will be about a general overview of the Bible so donít expect them to be too hard but in the future I will zoom in on a certain book of the Bible so you can expect some real brain busters.
1. How many books are there in the Bible?
2. How many books are in the old Testiment?
3. Which book in the Bible has the most chapters?
4. Which book has the most words in it?
5. Which Bible has the most letters in it: NIV or KJV?
5. KJV (I could be wrong about this one but I am fairly sure that this is correct.)
Ok this week we have alot of articles and for that I am thankful. Please try to read them all as I am sure it will benefit you if you do and if you find any cool articles like this please send them to me.
Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This is Ranger Skavatar again. As you all know, I am in charge of designing and upkeeping the CTA webpage. I am in need of some assistance. Anyone who can upload a song (traditional or non-traditional) that is less than 3MB or knows of a website where I can download some songs please email me. email@example.com We still have a few Genesis Squadron members whose information is missing from the CTA member's list. Please visit the site and send me your info. http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Labyrinth/3790
thanks and God Bless, Skavatar (Rebel For Christ)
>Hello my friends.... >this is very important message... >READ CAREFULLY >god bless you >>
>>I got this e-mail this morning and thought you should see it. I received a telephone call from an individual identifying himself as an >>> > AT&T Service Technician that was running a test on our telephone >>> > lines. He stated that to complete the test we should touch nine >(9), >>> > zero (0), pound sign (#) and hang up. Luckily, we were suspicious >and >>> > refused. Upon contacting the telephone company we were informed >that by pushing 90# you end up giving the individual that called you access >to your telephone line and allows them to place a long distance >telephone > call, with the charge appearing on your telephone call. We were > further informed that this scam has been originating from many of >the local jails/prisons. I have verified with UCB Telecomm. that this actually happens. Please beware. This sounds like an Urban >Legend - IT IS NOT!!! I called GTE Security this morning and verified that >this is definitely possible and DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE. It willgive > them access to your phone line to make long distances calls ANYWHERE!!!! The GTE Security department told me to go ahead and >share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW!!! > Could you PLEASE pass this on. If you have mailing lists and/or newsletters from organizations you are connected with, I encourage >you to include this information.
The Lord's Baseball Game
Bob was caught up in the Spirit, where he and the Lord stood by to observe a baseball game. The Lord's team was playing Satan's team. The Lord's team was at bat. The score was tied zero to zero, and it was the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs.
They watched as a batter stepped up to the plate whose name was Love. Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single, because Love never fails.
The next batter was named Faith, who also got a single, because Faith works with Love.
The next batter up was named Godly Wisdom. Satan wound up and threw the first pitch. Godly Wisdom looked it over and let it pass, because Godly Wisdom does not swing at Satan's pitches. Ball one. Three more pitches and Godly Wisdom walked, because Godly Wisdom never swings at Satan's throws. The bases were loaded.
The Lord then turned to Bob and told him He was now going to bring in His star player. Up to the plate stepped Grace. Bob said he sure didn't look like much! Satan's whole team relaxed when they saw Grace. Thinking he had won the game, Satan wound up and fired in his first pitch. To the shock of everyone, Grace hit the ball harder than anyone had ever seen. But Satan was not worried; his center fielder, the Prince of the Air, let very few get by. He went up for the ball, but it went right through his glove, hit him on the head, and sent him crashing to the ground, then continued over the fence for a home run! The Lord's team won.
The Lord then asked Bob if he knew why Love, Faith, and Godly Wisdom could get on base, but couldn't win the game. Bob answered that he did not know why. The Lord explained, "If your love, faith, and wisdom had won the game, you would think you had done it by yourself. Love, faith and wisdom will get you on base, but only My grace can get you home. My grace is the one thing Satan cannot stop."
A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs she could do. "Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?" The blonde said "How about 50 dollars?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and any ladders she might need were in the garage.
The man's wife, inside the house, overheard the conversation and asked her husband, "Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?" The man replied, "She should. She was standing on it." A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money. "You're finished already?" he asked. "Yes," the blonde answered, "and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats." Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. "And by the way," the blonde added, "it's not a Porch, it's a -- Ferrari."
A college student was in a Philosophy class, where a class discussion about whether or not God exists was in progress. The professor had the following logic: "Has anyone in this class heard God?" Nobody spoke. "Has anyone in this class touched God?" Again, nobody spoke. "Has anyone in this class seen God?" When nobody spoke for the 3rd time, he simply stated, "Then there is no GOD." The student did not like the sound of this at all, and asked for permission to speak. The professor granted it, and the student stood up and asked the following questions of his classmates: "Has anyone in this class heard our professor's brain?" Silence. "Has anyone in this class touched our professor's brain?" Absolute silence. "Has anyone in this class seen our professor's brain?" When nobody in the class dared to speak, the student concluded, "Then, according to our professor's logic, it must be true that our professor has no brain!" The student received an "A" in the class.
After twenty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small Southern town decided he had enough. He told his wife that he intended to let the local barber shave him each day. He put on his hat and coat and went to the barber shop, which was owned by the pastor of the town's Baptist Church. The barber's wife, Grace, was working that day, so she performed the task. Grace shaved him and sprayed him with lilac water, and said, "That will be $20." The man thought the price was a bit high, but he paid the bill and went to work. The next morning the man looked in the mirror, and his face was as smooth as it had been when he left the barber shop the day before. Not bad, he thought. At least I don't need to get a shave every day. The next morning, the man's face was still smooth. Two weeks later, the man was still unable to find any trace of whiskers on his face. It was more than he could take, so he returned to the barber shop. "I thought $20 was high for a shave," he told the barber's wife, "but you must have done a great job. It's been two weeks and my whiskers still haven't started growing back." The expression on her face didn't even change, expecting his comment. She responded, "You were shaved by Grace. Once shaved, always shaved."
All the prayer requests in this section will need prayer so try to add at least one of them to your prayer before you go to bed or at any time during the day. If you have something that needs prayer then write up a short summary of what you need prayer for and send it to me. You can also just ask for a silent prayer request in which you just say that you need prayer but not what it is for, which you can just say that you have an unspoken. You can also request that I donít publish it and that just me, Daniel,Joshua, and all the other Rangers pray for it. Please read all of these and try to pray for them. Also if your prayer has been answered please send me a letter telling me what happened.
My dad on Thursday night attempted to commit suicide. I'm not sure exactly why but part of it I know is because of the stress from his job. My mom saw him on the floor not breathing right and he was rushed to the hospital. He was unconsios until today. My parents have been fighting for quite a while and when my mom walked in, he told her to go away. I thank God that he has saved my dads life but I need prayer for my family. Thank you very much. -Matt
I don't know if any of you have tuned into the news today, but there has been yet another school shooting today. It was in Springfield, Oregon, and there are seven wounded, and one dead. Just a reminder to pray for the families, and the kids up there, to pray that they receive God's comfort. The shooter had a semi-automatic rifle, and was wearing a trenchcoat. He stood up on a table, pulled the gun from under the trenchcoat and began shooting. One of the school wrestlers managed to tackle the shooter, and get the gun away. He was shot in the process. The other thing that should be mentioned is that the shooter had been expelled from school the day before for bringing a gun to school. He had made threats at the time of being expelled to come to school and shoot people. In Christ, Matt ><> Phil. 1:3-6,9-11 2 Thes. 2:16-17
I have a friend named Eric in California who has been diagnosed with cancer. He has a really low chance of survival(like, next to nothing). I wanted to put him in for prayer requests. Thanks, Ian
Auctions and Have/Want list ads
Here I will list auctions that people are having or have/want lists that people can look at. For space reasons I will have to ask that you just write up a short summary of what your auction or have/want list has to offer. It should be no longer than 50 or so words and make sure that you include your e-mail address somewhere in it and if you are selling cards than also send me a copy of the cards you have and the prices you will be charging.
HI everyone! I currently have an auction going on that has a complete set of the new sealed deck cards to bid on and much more so if you want to get updates please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a section that will be devoted towards the card games we play and enjoy. Every week I will earther have a contest or triva about a movie or a card game. This will most likely always be about SWCCG as from my poll 99% of you ether play just it or play it and another card game. Please send me all your answers at email@example.com .
Ok here are the winners for guessing the stats for the following cards.
Warship Voyager (Voyager) (That cool one that was shown in a recent episode; not their normal ship.)
Federation Warship Voyager
Lore: Was made up by alien race 700 years after Voyager supposudly crashed in an attempt to lay the blame of their failings at someone elses feet. Commanded by the Evil Captain Javeway. * *%%%% Ultra Armored Hull (Takes 5 hits to destroy instead of two.)
Range: 10 Weapons 16 Shields 16
Defient (Deep Space 9)
Lore : Commandedb By Bengiman Sisko, Designed to fight the Borg, but works just as well on the Jem'Hadar.
*%% Armored Hull (takes three hit instead of two to be distroyed)
Range 7 Weapons 10 Shields 6 (the * stands for Command Ability Icon, and % stands for Staff ability Icon)
Voyager (Voyager) (Their normal ship)
Lore : Launched Stardate 48038.5 Commanded by Captian Janeway. Was sent to Delta Quadrent by the Caretaker. Is trying to get home.
*% Deploys at furthest location from your Starbase, When Voyager reaches StarBase score 10 points.
Range 6 Weapons 5 Shields 7
(the * stands for Command Ability Icon, and % stands for Staff ability Icon)
Gladiator Droid (Shadows of the Empire)
Lore: The most powerful type of droid in the galaxy. Has almost every weapon known contained within its massive body. Is almost undestroyable. Was kept by Prince Xior as a back-up plan if his troops couldnít hold off an attack.
Game Text: Once every turn you may deploy (for free) one weapon from your reserve deck on Gladiator Droid. Gladiator Droid may use any weapons that deply on a character or droid. For each weapon Gladiator droid has he is power +1 and all weapons it uses fire for free and he may have and use unlimited weapons in battle. Immune to attition.
Ultra Warrior Icon.
by someone who wished their name not to be submitted.
Lukeís Bonesaber (Specal Edition)
Lore: When in the Rancor pit and terribly out matched, Luke turned to whatever he could find and though what Han had told him, "Hokey religons and anchient weapons are no match for a blaster at your side!"
Game Text: Deploy only on a rebel on alien warrior of abilty >4. May 'jam' a rancor's mouth and cancel that battle once per battle, lose Bonesaber.
Ok and here is next weeks contest:
Flying Artoo (Special Edition)
Sun Crusier (Shadows Of The Empire)
Jake Sisco (DS9)
Death Star III (???)
Young Anikin Skywalker (From the new movies)
Ok I have just one more thing to say. Next issue Iím planning on making the main subject to be on wheter Magic:TG is a game that we, as Christians, should play. Please e-mail me a letter and tell me how you feel about the game and you can also write up an article that will be published in the next issue. It is a very important subject so make sure that you read through all the quotes, articles, and letters next issue.
Well that wraps it up again. I hope you enjoed this issue of the CTA Newsletter and I look forward to talking with all of you in two weeks!
A brother, warrior, and Rebel in Christ,
Ranger Grand Moff Wampa, Official Editor of the CTA Newsletter