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Ivydale Pie Auction

Ivydale Pie Auction

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From beautifully decorated culinary artistry to simple cream-filled pie shells, the scene was a lovely sight to behold at the annual Camp Ivydale dinner and pie auction held at Linder Road church on November 2, 2019.  While our senses were filled with the fragrance and the beauty of these scrumptious desserts and the delicious meal provided, the purpose of the gathering was not to display our various culinary and artistic talents, but rather we were gathered to bring honor to God by fulfilling the instructions of Jesus to go and make disciples, teaching them to obey all he had commanded (Matt 28:19-20). So, how does eating a tasty meal and auctioning pies fulfill the “Great Commission”? The answer is summed up in the history of Camp Ivydale and the ripple effect in the lives of the children, young adults, and families who have attended various camps that have been held…ly sight to behold at the annual Camp Ivydale dinner and pie auction held at Linder Road church on November 2, 2019.  While our senses were filled with the fragrance and the beauty of these scrumptious desserts and the delicious meal […]
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Children of Light

Children of Light

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“I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” (‭‭John‬ ‭12:46‬) Jesus spoke these words as he was teaching the people in the temple during the preparation days before the Passover on which he would be crucified. His words were spoken to the unbelieving crowds in broad daylight, and they did not understand what he was trying to teach them. He came to us as a babe in a manger, heralded by heavenly hosts of angels shining with the “light of God’s glory” (Luke 2:9-14). He grew up into manhood, gaining favor with God and men (Luke 2:52). At the age of about 30, Jesus began to travel around his homeland, teaching the people that the kingdom of God had arrived. His miracles, signs and wonders testified to the truth of his teaching and his “light” offended the religious leaders,… (‭‭John‬ ‭12:46‬) Jesus spoke these words as he was teaching the people in the temple during the preparation days before the Passover on which he would be crucified. His words were spoken to the unbelieving crowds […]
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Can I Just Pray?

Can I Just Pray?

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I'll admit right up front - I’m not a big country music fan. I know next-to-no contemporary country music. However, something happened last night which may pique my interest a little bit. The CMT Artists of the Year awards show was held in Nashville. Kane Brown, an artist receiving an award, used his acceptance speech to honor his drummer, Kenny Dixon, who very recently died in a car crash. Brown’s speech was touching and moved many in the audience to tears. Moments later another honoree, Thomas Rhett, moved by Brown’s appearance, asked the whole audience to stop and pray with him. “I don't know if this is very conventional, but can I just pray? Really fast. Is that OK with everybody?” Then he proceeded to lead the audience in a brief prayer for the families of Brown and Dixon. It was so great. I didn’t see it live, but I…orary country music. However, something happened last night which may pique my interest a little bit. The CMT Artists of the Year awards show was held in Nashville. Kane Brown, an artist receiving an award, used his acceptance speech […]
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2019 Annual Spiritual Growth Lectureship

2019 Annual Spiritual Growth Lectureship

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[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLdvqqv4DMyl6gJGizArl_PhJEex56KqMi[/embedyt] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Speakers - Gary MasseyMountain Creek Church Of Christ Dustin McCrickardBolivar Church of Christ Corey SawyersPikes Peak Church of Christ Joe WellsFlorence Boulevard Church of ChristKevin HahnLake Houston Church of Christ Vence GordonMountain Home Church of Christ THURSDAY: 7:00 P.M. Congregational Singing 7:20 P.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus 1 Jn. 1:1-15 Gary Massey FRIDAY: 9:30 A.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus the Creator Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17 Vence Gordon 10:30 A.M. Break 11:00 A.M. Classes: 1. Witness Jesus' Parable of the Lost Lk. 15:1-32 Kevin Hahn Auditorium 2. Witness the Truth Jn. 1:14; Mt. 7:7-29 Joe Wells Media 3. Witness Jesus' Healings Mt. 9:35; Ex. Mk. 2:1-12 Corey Sawyers Remote 11:45 A.M. Break for Lunch 1:30 P.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus' Birth Lk. 2:1-20 Dustin McCrickard 2:30 P.M. Break 2:45 P.M. Classes: 1. Witness Jesus' Parables on the Kingdom Mt. 13:31-52 Gary Massey Auditorium 2. Witness Jesus Being a Servant Jn.…8212;———————————————————————– – Speakers – THURSDAY: 7:00 P.M. Congregational Singing 7:20 P.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus 1 Jn. 1:1-15 Gary Massey FRIDAY: 9:30 A.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus the Creator Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17 Vence Gordon 10:30 A.M. Break 11:00 A.M. Classes: 1. Witness Jesus’ Parable of the Lost Lk. 15:1-32 Kevin Hahn Auditorium 2. Witness the Truth […]
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Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence

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The smell of autumn is in the air as the season transitions from the supposedly “lazy days of summer” into the crisp days of fall with its stunning colors and abundant harvest. It’s the season of back to school and booked up calendars in the busy family life where it seems like there is never enough time to fit it all in. The necessities of daily living compete with school schedules, work commitments, family responsibilities, sports, dance, band, bible class, Sunday worship...the list goes on, and the continuing question of how to fit it all in with only 24 hours in a day (and everyone needs to sleep) is a challenge. Truly, time is the essence of this life and regardless of your life situation, there will always be more things to fill up your time than there is time available to be filled. It would be priceless indeed if…er” into the crisp days of fall with its stunning colors and abundant harvest. It’s the season of back to school and booked up calendars in the busy family life where it seems like there is never […]
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