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Presentation


Get Bugged
by
The Insectman

(Karl Priest)

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Published in CREATION Magazine

WEST VIRGINIA'S BEST-KNOWN ENEMY OF EVOLUTION*
(as declared by the state’s leading newspaper)
(Charleston Gazette March 2010, July 2009. November 2008)

SOME WOULD SAY HE IS (THANKS TO THE INTERNET)
IN THE TOP TEN (ENEMIES OF EVOLUTION) IN THE WORLD.

He chirps:  “I bug evolutionists whenever and wherever I can.”

*Pastors: Please see the note at the bottom.

A mother and children enjoy the insect collection after a Bible School session.
(That is Karl in the back.)

VISIT WITH THE INSECTMAN IN HIS HOME.

I am available to come to your church or organization to present "Insects: Incredible and Inspirational".
(No politics is involved, but no compromise on criticizing evolution and presenting the Gospel.)

Also, I do an Instructional Lab, Hands on Program, Booth Display, and Pre-Presentation Special (see below).


PRESENTATION
PRE-PRESENTATION SPECIAL
COMMENTS FROM OTHERS
INSTRUCTIONAL LAB
HANDS-ON PROGRAM
BOOTH DISPLAY

SEE THE INSECTMAN ON “TRAVELING WEST VIRGINIA.”

CLICK TO SEE A LIST OF PLACES “BUGGED” BY THE INSECTMAN.

PHOTOS

RELEVANT SCRIPTURES
STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

PRESENTATION: INSECTS: INCREDIBLE AND INSPIRATIONAL

This is a PowerPoint program for the entire congregation. Families should attend together. This is a great opportunity to invite folks who do not attend regularly. Besides providing simple scientific facts, my goal is to confirm that Christians need not doubt the Bible, convince Christians to find something to do actively for Jesus, and to sow seeds in the hearts of unbelievers so they will want to get saved. The concluding part of "Insects: Incredible and Inspirational" has been known to get “country” churches “happy” and “city” churches to say some “amens”. You can view PART of the PRESENTATION on line.

The presentation is for ages 6 to adult. It takes about an hour.
I demonstrate the danger of compromising with evolutionism.
I demonstrate the importance of believing the Bible from the first verse.
I present the Gospel during the message and provide a closing that can be used for a salvation invitation.
I use a recording of three Christian songs during the presentation.

I bring my large insect collection. (The collection has over 300 specimens with sizes ranging from smaller than the head of a pin and larger than a man’s fist. Several are rain forest insects that are absolutely AWESOME! See the photos below.)

There are thousands of fascinating facts about insects. For a few:

>Man has less than 800 muscles while some caterpillars have over 4000.

>A monarch butterfly was observed flying 650 miles without landing.

>Insect pollinated crops value billions of dollars each year.

Have fun while learning about God’s fabulous creation of his small creatures called “insects.”

Any group, not just Christian based, can enjoy this phenomenal presentation. The program can be adapted for non-church groups and has worked successfully in public school, public library, scouting programs, and secular day care settings. Also, practically any event (birthday party, fair, or festival) can benefit from a visit by the fantastic insect collection. However I will make it clear that I am a Christian and that evolution is not true.

Also, a presentation can be developed with varying lengths and subject matter (especially for youth groups).

I have presented to a handful in a small room and hundreds in a large auditorium. I focus on the message not the masses.

For scheduling derails see AGREEMENT/CONFIRMATION.

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Comments from others:

>Thank you for sharing your love for God’s creation with the kids at SCCA. We appreciate you and your ability to teach the kids. (South Charleston Christian Academy South Charleston, WV)

>Thanks so much for coming last night. The kids really enjoyed it. I think it’s something they will remember for a long time! (Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston, WV)

>I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank you for your wonderful insect demonstration and lesson. It was great! (Gospel Baptist Church, Little Hocking, OH)

>Thanks so much for coming out last week.  We truly enjoyed the presentation.  (Homeschool Haven, South Charleston, WV)

>I have received a lot of positive feedback from the kids and their parents. (Roxalana Gospel Tabernacle, Dunbar, WV)

>You were a blessing to me and the church. (Wyldewood Baptist Church, Oshkosh, WI)

>Thank you for the excellent program you presented. Our patrons were enthralled and we heard many positive comments. (Elk Valley Public Library, Elkview, WV)

>Having spoken with both children and adults alike I can say that we really enjoyed the evening and were touched by your witness and presentation. (North Topsail Shores Baptist Church, NC)

>We were treated to a remarkable talk by Karl Priest. His talk featured dozens of interesting, amazing, beautiful, and amusing photographs demonstrating the obvious design features of various insects. Karl had a tremendous two-part Grand Finale! (Triangle Association of Scientific Creationism, Raleigh, NC)

>Thanks so much for coming to speak to us. We enjoyed it and learned a lot. (Wood County Area Christian Home Educators, Parkersburg, WV)

>We truly appreciate your being such an important part in the closing of VBS. (Lewis County, WV United Methodist Charge)

>The branches greatly appreciate your love for God and His creation. (Good Shepherd Baptist Men’s Fellowship, Teays Valley, WV)

>Thank you for your presentation. We had over 100 people and everybody enjoyed your presentation. We normally have 60 or 70 for our Wednesday night speaker's series. (Dunbar First Church of God, Dunbar, WV)

>Thanks for your outstanding presentation. (Worldview Lecture Series held at Washington State Community College in Marietta, OH and sponsored by the Ohio Valley Creation Education Association, Beverly, OH)

>Your presentation was visually stunning. Everyone, young and old, loved seeing God's amazing creatures. Also, your vast collection of insects was wonderful. (Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church, Ripley, WV)

>Everyone really enjoyed your presentation. They are still commenting on it (two weeks later). (Hiser Creek Community Church, Putnam County, WV)

>The students thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and we hope to have you back again. (Special Needs Adult Program, St. Albans, WV)

>Thank you for making our VBS kick-off party the best one ever! (First Baptist Church, St. Albans, WV)

>We loved your bug display at the Homeschool Picnic.  Keep up the good work. (Kanawha –Putnam Home Educators)

>Thanks again for coming out to Idaho and sharing!! (Foundations in Genesis, Boise, ID)

>We would like to thank you for bringing your creation display to our rally day. We enjoyed looking at all of your wonderful insects. Hope to have you back soon. (Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, South Charleston, WV)

> Your presentations were well received and will be remembered by our children and impact their faith to gain, hold and strengthen. (Brooks Ave. Church of Christ, Raleigh, NC)

>News Article

LISTEN TO A RADIO INTERVIEW FROM MY VISIT TO BUG BOISE.

   

BRING THE PRESENTATION HOME

A DVD of the presentation
as given at
FOUNDATIONS in GENESIS of IDAHO
on
May 27, 2010
is available
.

The DVD is $7.00 at an event
or $10 via mail.

Send a check or money order to:

Karl Priest
249 Karmel Lane
Poca, WV 25159

I have other interesting and thought-provoking informative presentations.

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PRESENTATION PRELUDE: PLAN TO GET BUGGED!

I will come the week before I am scheduled for a presentation. For example, after the regular service I will speak for five to ten minutes and motivate folks to attend the presentation and bring family and friends. I also bring a few insects for display.

For scheduling derails see AGREEMENT/CONFIRMATION.

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INSTRUCTIONAL LAB: COLLECTING INSECTS

Instructional Labs are provided only within a six-hour drive from Charleston, WV. (Note: Arrangements can be made for any location as far as the West Coast, but the host group will have to provide specific items.)

Comment from a middle school science teacher at Cross Lanes Christian School:  "Your preparation and presentation demonstrates a real desire to serve God in the details of your ministry.  Thanks for coming our way. I had many positive comments from the parents and the kids said it was a good day.” 

Comment from a parent: “We were privileged to come to your workshop on bugs here in Nampa, Idaho on Saturday May 29th. We came home with lots of valuable information.”

The lab is suitable for ages 10 and up.  This is limited to 25 participants with one adult per group of five.

The activities consist of an (approximately one hour) indoor explanation of basic entomology and insect collecting techniques. This is followed by a one to two hour collecting activity outside in the field. The session concludes with a review and question/answer session back inside.

Alternatives:

A. Only the one hour instructional period.

B. The sponsoring group provides a kit of basic supplies and families go collecting together. Additional time can be scheduled for specimen pinning practice.

In addition to the standard stipend/donation, the organization will need to pay for (or prepare) copies of the Lab Handbook.

A “catch, observe, release, enchantment” (CORE) field activity can be arranged.

The lab can be adapted for non-church groups, however I will make it clear that I am a Christian and that evolution is not true.

For scheduling derails see AGREEMENT/CONFIRMATION.

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HANDS-ON PROGRAM: GOING BUGGY

(Level II) My one hour special “hands-on” program is for a maximum of 20 with adequate adult supervision. This program (adjusted for different age groups K-Adult) is a fun time that involves audience interaction and opportunities for questions. Participants will be able to pick up and examine several specimens in individual display containers. They will get to see a “no-see-um”!

(Level I) This is a thirty minute session directed to ages 2 through 4.

For scheduling derails see AGREEMENT/CONFIRMATION.

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BOOTH DISPLAY: SAY HELLO TO THE INSECTMAN

I will set up a display of posters and specimens and be available to chat and answer questions. This is a great idea for a fair or special event.

For scheduling derails see AGREEMENT/CONFIRMATION.

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Relevant Scriptures:

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Genesis 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Job 12:7a But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee.

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Statement of Beliefs

Besides an ex nihilo divine creation about 6000 years ago, the only doctrine that I refer to during a presentation is that Jesus is God, He died for our sins, and everyone will face Him eventually. Other points on which I stand firm follow.

1. The Creator of the universe is a triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There is only one eternal and transcendent God, the source of all being and meaning, and He exists in three Persons, each of whom participated in the work of creation.
2. The Bible, consisting of the thirty-nine canonical books of the Old Testament and the twenty-seven canonical books of the New Testament, is the divinely-inspired revelation of the Creator to man. Its unique, plenary, verbal inspiration guarantees that these writings, as originally and miraculously given, are infallible and completely authoritative on all matters with which they deal, free from error of any sort, scientific and historical as well as moral and theological. (NOTE: I use the King James Holy Bible.)
3. All things in the universe were created and made by God in the six literal days of the creation week described in Genesis 1:1-2:3, and confirmed in Exodus 20:8-11. The creation record is factual, historical and perspicuous; thus all theories of origins or development which involve evolution in any form are false. All things which now exist are sustained and ordered by God's providential care. However, a part of the spiritual creation, Satan and his angels, rebelled against God after the creation and are attempting to thwart His divine purposes in creation.
4. The first human beings, Adam and Eve, were specially created by God, and all other men and women are their descendants. In Adam, mankind was instructed to exercise "dominion" over all other created organisms, and over the earth itself (an implicit commission for true science, technology, commerce, fine art, and education) but the temptation by Satan and the entrance of sin brought God's curse on that dominion and on mankind, culminating in death and separation from God as the natural and proper consequence.
5. The Biblical record of primeval earth history in Genesis 1-11 is fully historical and perspicuous, including the creation and fall of man, the curse on the creation and its subjection to the bondage of decay, the promised Redeemer, the worldwide cataclysmic deluge in the days of Noah, the post-diluvian renewal of man's commission to subdue the earth (now augmented by the institution of human government) and the origin of nations and languages at the tower of Babel.
6. The alienation of man from his Creator because of sin can only be remedied by the Creator Himself, who became man in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, through miraculous conception and virgin birth. In Christ were indissolubly united perfect sinless humanity and full deity, so that His substitutionary death is the only necessary and sufficient price of man's redemption. That the redemption was completely efficacious is assured by His bodily resurrection from the dead and ascension into heaven; the resurrection of Christ is thus the focal point of history, assuring the consummation of God's purposes in creation.
7. The final restoration of creation's perfection is yet future, but individuals can immediately be restored to fellowship with their Creator, on the basis of His redemptive work on their behalf, receiving forgiveness and eternal life solely through personal trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, accepting Him not only as estranged Creator but also as reconciling Redeemer and coming King. Those who reject Him, however, or who neglect to believe on Him, thereby continue in their state of rebellion and must ultimately be consigned to the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
8. The eventual accomplishment of God's eternal purposes in creation, with the removal of His curse and the restoration of all things to divine perfection, will take place at the personal bodily return to the earth of Jesus Christ to judge and purge sin and to establish His eternal kingdom.
9. Each believer should participate in the "ministry of reconciliations by seeking both to bring individuals back to God in Christ (the "Great Commission") and to "subdue the earth" for God's glory (the Edenic-Noahic Commission). The three institutions established by the Creator for the implementation of His purposes in this world (home, government, church) should be honored and supported as such.

Institute for Creation Research http://www.icr.org/article/168/

(Detailed Doctrine)

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AGREEMENT/CONFIRMATION

When I stated this ministry the Lord made it clear that I should not seek to make a financial profit. Travel (fuel, etc.) and equipment expenses are realities that are part of any ministry. The Lord also made it clear that I was not to go deeply into debt. As a comparison, some secular shows are $170. (http://www.bugworks.net/pricing.html) Minimum stipend/donation amounts are listed on the AGREEMENT/CONFIRMATION form which must be completed when a presentation or lab is booked.

Some folks ask what I charge. If you think “the labourer is worthy” (1 Timothy 5:18; Luke 10:7) a suggested donation amount is on the AGREEMENT/CONFIRMATION form.

No church or Christian group will be turned away if finances are an issue. Just let me know.

---MY MOTTO---
Oh that men would
PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS GOODNESS, and for HIS WONDERFUL WORKS
to the
CHILDREN
of men!

(Psalms 107: 8, 15, 21, 31)

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Photos

(Click on the small picture for a larger image.)

The photos are an example of the fascination by all ages as they view God's incredible and inspirational insects.

     

Although I often speak to groups of adults, the children are very special.
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones…(Matthew 18:10a)

 
 

FAMILY FUN

     

LAB WORK

EVERYONE LOVES THE BUGS!-

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EXTERMINATE EVOLUTIONISM

*Pastors:

The Gazette should have said something like, “Karl Priest and dozens (better yet—hundreds) of area pastors are strong foes of evolution.”

What have you done to convey the truth of Creation to your church? Please see why Creation Evangelism is crucial to Christianity.

More importantly, what are you doing to protect the precious children in your congregation?

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COMPROMISE CAUSES THE CHURCH TO CRUMBLE