Is Camping in the Bible?

By Bill Richoux Camping is one of the many tools God uses in the lives of His people. He uses wilderness type experiences to mold us, to build character, and teach life lessons to those of us He has called to serve Him. There is just something about this setting that God has been pleased to use over and over again. He used it all throughout Biblical times and He continues to use it today. I know this because I have served in Christian Camping for over 40 years. During that time I have observed countless lives being transformed. Most importantly, I know this because ...

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The Fruit of the Spirit: A Children’s Bible Lesson

By Kimberly Perkins Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Have you ever wondered why the fruit of the Spirit is singular instead of plural?  With a list of nine different qualities, shouldn’t they be the “fruits of the Spirit?”  I recently read a book by Christopher J. H. Wright entitled Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit. Wright describes the fruit of the Spirit, not as a bunch of grapes but as an ...

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Can God use my Mess?

By Josiah Zannino My church comes down to CBM headquarters all the time for work weeks and that’s how I heard about the internship. I was like “why not.” So I prayed about it, applied, and I was accepted in September of 2017 as a part of Team 7. I didn’t really want to be in the internship. My dad told me I needed to do something and I needed to get out of the situation I was in back in my hometown. I wasn’t truly saved at that point. At the age of 12, I heard the pastor talk about hell and I didn’t want to go to hell. So I was like, “Yeah, why not ...

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How Do We Encourage One Another?

By Marie Traister Encouragement is the action of giving someone support, confidence or hope.  Encouragement is given to stimulate and inspire someone.  If we do not have encouragement, we feel unappreciated, useless and unloved.  Our Heavenly Father knows that we are in great need of encouragement. Thirty-two times in the New Testament we are told to encourage one another. (Heb 3:13, Rom 15:5, Prov 12:25, Is 41:10, 2 Cor 4:16-18, Deu 31:8)  Encouragement “boosts performance, strengthens our resolve, and improves our health.” (1) Being an ...

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An Easter Bible Lesson

By Joanna McFarland The Bible is God’s Word. In it we learn so much about Him and His plan for the whole world. The Bible is split into 2 parts: The Old Testament and the New Testament. In the Old Testament, we learn that, from the beginning of time (creation), God was there. He made mankind and, even though they broke His commandments and deserved to die, He still loved them and desired to provide a substitution. Sacrificing a lamb was the only way this substitution would work. God tells us that the punishment for sin is death (Romans 6:23). It was not until the ...

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