For your joy and encouragement, I want to pass on many of our memorable experiences. You sent me to minister in lands far away from the Arizona desert. I know you are praying for us as a family. In the following series of posts, I will send tokens of our love for you, and of our gratitude to Christ. » Read the rest of this post.
As Christians, we all want to be disciples of Jesus Christ. What does Jesus teach and where does he lead? The best answers are the ones Jesus himself gives. This summer, we will study the book of Luke and be challenged to live on heaven's plane while walking on earth.
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Join the Conversation, a ministry of Camelback Bible, is a time of building new and deeper relationships while tackling some of life’s greatest questions and challenges. Geared toward those in their 20’s and 30’s, the evening features food, music, worship, discussion, and plenty of Q&A on life’s toughest questions. » Read the rest of this post.
Salvation is dependent, not on our works, but solely on the work that Jesus did on the cross. Faith alone placed on that work brings us to salvation. Are you trusting in Christ’s work alone, and has that focused trust ushered out unto good works that bring glory to your Savior? » Read the rest of this post.
Family of Christ, I want to commend to you the use of a Calendar of Bible Readings (several are provided below), mostly because it will get you into the Scriptures on a consistent basis, or rather ―it will get the Scriptures into you! Anyone familiar with the Bible knows how important God’s Word is, for […] » Read the rest of this post.
“Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace, good will toward all people,” sang the angels. — Luke 2:14 I am currently in Vancouver celebrating Christmas with my wife’s side of the family – every other year we travel to Canada for Christmas. I won’t deny it: CBC’s Lessons and Carols is a […] » Read the rest of this post.
My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For he has regarded the lowliness of His servant…And His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; He has brought […] » Read the rest of this post.
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord to whom, with You and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, world without end. Amen. Ah…to […] » Read the rest of this post.
I hope your first week of Advent went well! I’m sure you’ve noticed CBC’s Advent wreath at the front of the chancel. So why the candles and evergreen? The Advent wreath is usually a horizontal evergreen wreath with four candles and often, a fifth, white candle in the center. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the […] » Read the rest of this post.
Happy New Year! Advent is the first season of the Christian liturgical year encompassing the four weeks leading up to Christmas. (2014: Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21). During Advent, we actually celebrate the beginning of the year for Christians! The word “Advent.” The term “Advent” stems from the latin word adventus, meaning […] » Read the rest of this post.
The "blessedness" of the Sermon on the Mount - a peace not dependent upon our circumstances but rather on what God is doing in us - protects us from temptation, insecurity, and anxiety. It is the peace that enables us to place Christ at the center of our lives and to love and care not only for our friends, but also our enemies. It is a peace that only comes from Jesus Christ, a peace that He is offering to you. » Read the rest of this post.