We’re Back!!!

After a flat-tire, a trip to the emergency room, and a massive snowball fight, I am grateful to announce our safe return home from the CCC Youth Group Winter Retreat, 2011!

We had a great time and learned so much. We arrived in Big Bear Friday evening, rented snow ski/boarding equipment, ate dinner, and (of course) we stayed up through the early morning hours playing games and talking. Saturday, we woke up early, ate breakfast, heard the first sermon, hit the slopes all day, returned back to the lodge for dinner, and the second & third sermons before heading to bed around mid-night. Sunday, we woke, ate breakfast, heard the fourth sermon, packed, ate lunch, then headed back down the mountain to return home. (Due to the timing of our late arrival on Friday — thanks to the roadside repair of the flat tire — the fifth session has been postponed until the regular Youth Group meeting this Tuesday, February, 8, 2011.)

It was an amazing weekend! We learned so much about our Savior and one another. I would like to thank all who prayed for us, as the Lord was so faithful to answer your prayers. While no one actually made a first-time profession of faith during the trip, there were many who were challenged in their preconceived notions about their faith and relationship with God. We had great conversations with many of the Youth Group members after each sermon and were blessed to witness the Lord really working on their hearts as they wrestled with some of the deep theological truths that were taught. (The sermons are now available on our church website for your review.)

Please continue to pray that the seeds of truth that were planted in the hearts of the hearers this past weekend would take deep root and bear much fruit for the glory of God.


About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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2 Responses to We’re Back!!!

  1. Geoff says:

    Great post and great pic babe!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks so much, my Love. And thank you for faithfully preaching God’s grace in salvation, as revealed in the Word of God, and the rich doctrines inherent within.

    You are a blessing!

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