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What’s new for CrossTimbers 2019
Dec23

What’s new for CrossTimbers 2019

I am so excited for CrossTimbers in 2019! Are you? We will continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how He can change your life. Our theme in 2019 is “TRUTH.” In a world where truth seems relative, we will be reminded that God’s Word is true. We will explore how we can know that the Bible is true, why we can trust it and how it can change our lives. As our name says, CrossTimbers Children’s Missions Adventure Camp, we will...

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Powerful prayer: A covenant for a God-seeking 2019
Dec16

Powerful prayer: A covenant for a God-seeking 2019

As we approach the end of 2018 and enter 2019, what is it that God seeks most from His people? Two things we know for sure are to love Him with all our hearts and seek first His kingdom and righteousness (Matt. 6:33, 22:37; Rev. 2:1). But what could cause 2019 to truly be a year of sweeping personal, family and church renewal? How could the coming year be a turning point in our relationship with God? Throughout history, powerful moves...

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Christian Health: Share the gift of food safety
Dec09

Christian Health: Share the gift of food safety

Share the gift of food safety this Christmas season. Practicing food safety throughout the holidays and year round can prevent foodborne illness, also called food poisoning. A wonderful part of Christmas celebrations is enjoying time with family and friends. Traditional favorite foods are often a part of celebrations. We pray to God and thank Him for our food and ask Him to bless it. We want to be sure that we take precautions to...

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Strengthen: Encourage church-wide Bible reading
Dec02

Strengthen: Encourage church-wide Bible reading

As another year draws to a close, our thoughts naturally trend toward the celebration of the gift of God’s Son at Christmas. It’s a special time of the year that I pray will be blessed in your family and church. It is also a time of the year when we start to consider the New Year and what it has in store. In the life of the church, that often means new committees and budgets with new emphasis and initiatives. I want to challenge you...

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Bible Q&A: Spilled blood & falling towers
Nov25

Bible Q&A: Spilled blood & falling towers

I can’t think of any saying of Jesus that seems more relevant than His words in Luke 13:1-9, a somewhat forgotten parable about tragedy and its connection to sin. On His way to Jerusalem, it was reported to Jesus that some Jews from Galilee were murdered at the temple in Jerusalem while trying to worship. The image of the spilled blood of worshippers seems so today’s newspaper. We remember the nine murdered during a prayer service at...

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Shine: Destination wedding
Nov18

Shine: Destination wedding

Lately I have notice a growing trend toward destination weddings. According to a May 2018 survey from CompareCards.com by LendingTree, a destination wedding guest spends $1,421 on average, including travel, gifts and spending on personal items. That number jumps to $2,514 for destination weddings outside of the U.S., with the actual travel costs estimated at $1,595 for an average of about five days. This seems rather expensive,...

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