Category: Adults

Loss and the Holidays

October 26, 2016

For most people, Thanksgiving and Christmas usually bring to mind thoughts of family, friends, presents, and fellowship around the table. But for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, holidays can be painful. GriefShare offers a Surviving the Holidays seminar to give people a safe to learn how to deal with all the demands and emotions […]
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A Living Tradition: Child Dedications

October 19, 2016

The African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” holds true in our society and in the Christian church. Take a moment to reflect upon your upbringing and those who helped raise you. Was it solely your parents? What about other relatives? Were you raised in a church community? For me, it truly […]
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The Prayer of Mother Teresa

October 12, 2016

Have you ever heard a prayer so moving, your prayer life and spiritual walk were forever changed? Prayers are an act of worship in themselves and a vital part of our spiritual walk. One of the most moving prayers I’ve heard is the one below where we ask our minds, thoughts, actions, and attitude to be more […]
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Ministry Highlights

October 5, 2016

A family recently returned to Camelback, after moving away to Colorado for four years. The husband and wife pulled me aside and couldn’t wait to report their impression. ‘It’s a completely different church. There is so much more going on. It’s so alive!’ Praise God, we’re growing in our love of Christ and in our […]
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A Living Tradition

Have you ever wondered why we do some of the things we do as Christians such as baptism, communion, child dedication, or even prayer? What part do these and other traditions play in worshiping God and growing in our faith? Over the next few weeks we will explore these practices and rituals more deeply in […]
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Revelation: Light for Today

September 7, 2016

Dismayed by the breakdown of our society, where do we look for light? Not to things powerless against the darkness, such as prosperity and pleasure. We need something brighter. The book of Revelation points us to just such a Light. I am amazed by the relevance of this biblical book, especially for a nation stumbling […]
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Widows and Orphans

July 12, 2016

The Word encourages us to take care of the widows and orphans (James 1:27).  Osborn Health and Rehab is one of the best places to love these dear people, ages 18-105, providing them a context for understanding how much God loves them in the person of Jesus Christ, and helping them know that they are […]
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Community Groups: Being the Local Church

April 29, 2016

Last summer we had the opportunity to reunite over dinner with our original Camelback Bible Church community group, which was formed 7 years ago. It was very encouraging for me to reflect on how the Lord has used this group. Our community group grew from a mutual desire to grow together in the Lord and in our […]
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Running on Fullness: A Journey through Ephesians

September 14, 2015

In September at Camelback Bible Church, we begin a sermon series that will take us deeper than we’ve ever been before. We’ll be examining Paul’s letter to the churches of Ephesus. For a fill up fuller than anything you thought possible, get ready to plunge into Ephesians. Running on Fullness, a sermon series by Dr. Tim Savage, begins Sunday, September 20.
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Doug and Roma pastor

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 16

August 14, 2015

The Roma in Ukraine brim with warmth and express genuine gratitude to us for visiting their village. To mix with this struggling group of joyous human beings could not but inspire our hearts, slow our pace, and prompt searching questions such as what it is that actually constitutes fullness of life.
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Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 15

August 9, 2015

It is not lost on the rest of eastern Europe that the Russian bear is stirring. People, who for forty years were oppressed by the Soviet system, now are speaking forebodingly about Vladimir Putin and his nationalistic agenda. Poland, the Baltics, Ukraine – in these countries people are very wary.
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Missions at Camelback Bible Church

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 14

August 6, 2015

We praise God for the youth retreat at Lake Powell. Similarly, exciting reports poured out about this year’s VBC. The summer preaching series on the gospel of Luke has been so very rich. our missionaries in Slovakia are doing Christ’s work diligently, prayerfully, and effectively. On both sides of our beautiful earth, then, Camelback Bible Church is throwing itself – with full heart and energy – into the greatest work all.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 13

August 2, 2015

Taken aback, I asked Pavel whether he would then welcome a return to Communism. He responded instantly: ‘Absolutely not, we are far better off without it.’ In the next many moments, and in my presence, he expressed tremendous grief over the fact that the Bible-believing churches of Slovakia are only partly full. He said the empty seats on Sunday mornings were impossible for him to bear, knowing that each seat represented a soul who might otherwise be introduced to new life in Jesus Christ.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 12

July 30, 2015

It was here that the grandmother celebrated our visit by cupping my cheeks with her dirty hands and pulling me to her chaffed and bloody lips for three successive kisses. Had I anticipated such a moment before the fact, it surely would have made me wince. But I can honestly say that in real life the woman’s expression of affection humbled me and filled me with joy.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 11

July 26, 2015

Without prior thought, my first words were: ‘I was born in Hollywood, California.’ That produced a spate of giggles and I could tell I was off to a good start. Other superficial details ensued, and, then, about half way through my ‘presentation’ I felt a clear tug of the heart to begin addressing a matter of utmost importance – Jesus Christ and how he had changed my life.
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Dr. Timothy Savage

Tokens of Love and Gratitude to Christ | Part 9

July 19, 2015

None of us wanted to visit Auschwitz. We talked about it – Lesli, Jon and I – and agreed it would be unendurable. We also agreed it was unavoidable. For two reasons: 1) It is important to reckon with the worst of human behavior in order to seek out a solution; and 2) It is essential to honor human life by commemorating those whose lost their lives so viciously, painfully, and needlessly.
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