50 couples gathered in Cannon Beach this weekend for the annual Liberty Bible Marriage Retreat. We worshipped together, prayed together, laughed together and focused on topics like conflict resolution and safeguarding a lasting love.
If you couldn't join us this year we hope that you and your spouse will consider it for next year. And please make sure to be at church tomorrow as we hear from guest speaker Dr. Danny McCain.
"Battle of the sexes" bottle flip contest
Along with everyone else in the area...Liberty Bible got a ton of snow! Big thanks to Ryan & Mark for spending time getting the walkways shoveled.
Have a look at these pictures, taken by Pastor Ryan. And make sure to check our homepage for an update on how some of our upcoming events are being impacted by the weather.
When I was somewhere around age five, I was given a tent that I’ve never forgotten. Looking back, it wasn’t the tent that has embedded such a vivid memory, although through my young boy eyes, the tent was pretty neat at the time. I built it immediately - setting up camp in the family room. My parents probably bought it hoping I would stop building living room forts with the couch cushions.
I assume most people have at least one childhood Christmas memory that stands out from all the rest. For me this was the one. The year of the Christmas tent, and although it was a long time ago, I remember setting up the tent and then asking dad and mom the big Christmas Eve question: “Dad, Mom, can I sleep in the tent tonight in the the living room?” We did family gifts on Christmas Eve, but Santa always came the night of Christmas Eve. If I could talk my parents into letting me sleep in the new tent in the living room, I would be able to see the big guy, Santa Claus. I wasn’t afraid of Santa, I was a huge fan!
Two shocks came that night: first, my parents said yes, and second, Santa did come that night, but I slept through his whole visit. I slept a few feet from the fireplace, tree and stockings and never woke up. I couldn’t believe I slept right through his visit. I guess the song is right: he knows when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. But what makes this memory so special to me was even though I didn’t see him that night, he still came. The evidence was under the tree, in my Christmas stocking and cookies and milk I left out were totally gone.
Today I celebrate the truest joy of Christmas: Jesus came to earth and the evidence is even more undeniable. I see Him in changed lives, in people who have real joy even in tough situations. I experience Him in the peace that surpasses understanding. I see Jesus in people that express his warmth and love to me and my family. Come to think of it, my best Christmas is now, knowing that the Savior is real and He came to show us the way!
Merry Christmas to all!
This past Sunday, our preschool class presented their annual bell choir. This is always a fun event and we've posted the video from the second service just in case you missed it!
This past Sunday, our Children's Ministries department presented "Hotel Bethlehem". In case you missed it, forgot your camera or just feel like watching it all over again...we've made the videos from both services available for download or streaming.
The videos will only be posted for a limited time so if you'd like to keep a copy make sure to download it soon!
First Service Video
Second Service Video
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