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Pastor Retreats

The Lodge is an ideal locale for pastors’ retreats, staff meetings, leadership events, and specialized group functions. Whether it be one of our retreats that we facilitate, or one that we customize for your group, our beautiful facilities, immaculate housekeeping, and gourmet meals will envelop you in luxury.

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The Reverse Effects of Pride

“A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor” (Proverbs 29:23 NASB). What is the desire of a proud man? He only has one, really. He wants to be lifted up. He longs to be known and honored, recognized and revered. His arrogance makes him...

The Blessed Promise of Answered Prayer

In my trouble I cried to the LORD, and He answered me (Psalm 120:1 NASB). In this world there is one certainty for every man—he will have trouble. Jesus Himself stated this fact. “In the world you have tribulation,” He said (John 16:33). The psalmist made this...

Our Most Serious Failure

It is the most frustrating thing we ever experience. When our young children simply will not listen to us, we are unable to lead them. When they are teenagers and ignore our counsel, it opens the door for them to be led by many unhealthy voices and make disastrous...

Deflecting Praise

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name give glory because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth (Psalm 115:1 NASB). One of the things that determines the trajectory of a man’s life is how he handles praise. If he is a proud man, he will absorb it,...

Christ’s Constraining Love

The love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf (2 Corinthians 5:14-15 NASB). The word...

Who Is the Head of the Church?

The title of this article could also be: Who's in Charge, and What Difference Does That Make to Me? There are thousands of “drop the mic” statements in the Bible. These are definitive statements which, if dealt with properly, should be the end of the discussion. These...

First of All

As you start your week, there are some first things you must do. From checking your email to meeting with your staff about the week to setting out your weekly to-do list, you have a routine. But, there may be one thing missing. In fact, God seems to think it is the...

The Godliest Man on Earth

The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil” (Job 1:8 NASB). Job was identifiable. Only God could make this determination, but as He looked...

Seven Things You Need to Know About Pride

Pride is the mother of all sins. It is the root that exalts us over others and over God Himself. It is the antithesis of real love. God repeatedly reminds us that He opposes the proud, because it is a direct assault on Him. And, it’s in all of us. We see this pride in...

How to Have a Biblical Worship Service

(That Leads to Revival!) This Sunday, millions of people will gather in homes and churches all around the world to worship God. Those who can will meet in large groups. Ezra, in Nehemiah 8, displays a good model for what should happen in these moments. Although there...