Gulf Coast Bible Camp Retreat Itenerary!!!!!

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APRIL 20-22

Living (SINGLE) in the Great House of GOD!



Friday APRIL- 6-7 pm-Registration

7:00 PM: meet and greet

8:00 PM:  singing and devo – Lesson 1- The Door (Milton)

9:00 PM:  campfire

Saturday March 17- 8-9 am Breakfast and Sat. registration

9:00 AM: Lesson 2- Get Out of the Kitchen! (Jim) With breakout—————

10:30 AM:  Lesson 3 -Parlor and Prayer (Greg) With breakout


1:00 PM Lesson 4 – Clean the Garage (Greg)  With Ropes Course (at 1:45)

3:00-6:00 PM – FREE TIME

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Lesson 5- Are you living in the Living Room? (Milton)


Sunday March 18- 9 am- Breakfast

10:00 AM – Praise and Worship

11:30 AM –Cleanup and Blast off!


Clean Out the Garage!


A friend told me that her priorities in her marriage were 1) her children 2) her husband 3) herself. She did all the recitals and ballgames. She ironed the uniforms and did the birthday parties. Then she ironed her husbands shirts and cooked for him. She was next in line but she grew bitter because there was no time for herself. She rebelled against the order and got her independence.

After a break to reconsider, she started over. Kids first, JOB second (where did that come from?) and a tie for last with herself and her new boyfriend. He wants out. Honestly, who wants to be tied for last with a frustrated person.

Good effort doesn’t always equal good results. You have to (humbly) put your needs first. Build your spirit and share it with the kids and significant other. Calm your mind and give peace to others. Protect your body and it will be better to serve others.

Now, do the kids come first at times? Yes. And when it is their time, take care of them and enjoy it! Does your love life/marriage come first at times? Yes, very often but it is a two way avenue of service and caring for one another. Does your job come first at times. Yes, it pays the bills.

Life is a balancing act. You have to alternate priorities and meet needs.

What about the “other” stuff? Let’s face it, alot of people want something from you! Give them what is left over. And if that isn’t enough, cut em loose.

GOD, family, country…….good! Ex’s, fair weather friends, social obligations that you don’t enjoy……treat em like the old bowling ball in the garage. Either let it sit or get rid of it!

Clean out the garage of your heart.

Living (Single) in the Great House of GOD —-Living Room Activity………..


     (John 12:1-11)

 The cast of characters

JESUS – Emmanuel/God on Earth/King of Kings/Lord of Lords

MARY – Worshipper of Jesus

Lazarus- Resurrected hanger outer

Judas- Treasurer and Critic

other disciples

religious leaders and general public

MARTHA – In the kitchen

     SO….. (thanks Jeremy for pointingthis out!)   MARY is passionately in AWE of JESUS….she is slathering him with perfume and washing his feet with her tears! She is aware of who he is and what he deserves.

WHY aren’t the others doing the same?

MARTHA is busy being responsible! I appreciate Martha. Somebody needs to be responsible. Or we’ll all be hungry……except….Oh yeah! This guy fed 5,000 and 4,000 people out of thin air. SO, MARTHA———GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!

JUDAS is busy being…..Judas. I mean….honestly….somebody needs to keep track of the money. Next thing you know it’ll be wasted on homeless people or prisoners. Gotta use the Lord’s resources appropriately, right? JUDAS….the work will be done despite you!

LAZARUS is hanging out….After 4 days dead he is probably just happy to be there……

The disciples are ….there. Wonder if they are just so used to the incredible that they are confortable.

Religious leaders….it is bigger than you. Why are you not  AMAZED?

So….here is the question for you, the Christian Single. Where are you in this picture?

Seeking Jesus  ___

Content with my beliefs ___

I need help to believe ____

I like when others are proven wrong ___

I’m like Martha (somebody has to do the grunt work) ____