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  • Mountain top Musings: Peace and Freedom Is Available

    Dave Caroll, Community Bible Church of Lincoln|Updated Feb 18, 2020

    I just read a short article that made me think there is still some common sense and reasoning in the law chambers of Virginia. An AP article by Alan Suderman opened with this sentence, “Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal.” Wow, I can hardly believe it. You may remember that just last month the gun owners of Virginia, and others converged on the capitol of the State to show their distaste for the governor’s insanit...

  • Mountaintop Musings: A Great Opportunity

    Dave Caroll|Updated Apr 30, 2019

    Starting on May 4th residents of Lincoln have a great opportunity to attend a free 6-hour course that has been developed and implemented in hundreds of towns and dozens of countries. It is not a get-rich quick scheme, a pyramid marketing program, nor does it come with a high-pressure sales pitch. The course is called “The Christian Life and Witness Course”, or CLWC. Now before you tune me out, invest a few minutes and finish reading this. The CLWC is a teaching outreach of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). The...

  • Mountaintop Musings: Evidence for Faith and Easter

    Dave Caroll|Updated Apr 23, 2019

    Chester Beatty Papyri and Bodmer Papyri are almost complete New Testament’s and date from 200-250 AD. This helps ensure authenticity. The completeness of the New Testament. We have it all, nothing missing. Most ancient writings have 10-20 percent of original. Nine Key Factors Based on the Accepted Historical Facts Why There Are Positive, Factual Evidences for the Resurrection and thus for Christianity. The Disciples Experiences, as early, eyewitness sources The Disciples transformation into bold witnesses The Empty Tomb T...

  • Mountaintop Musings:

    Dave Caroll, Community Bible Church of Lincoln|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    The basis for real change in one’s thinking, feelings and living is found in the Holy Bible. Even people that are not professing Christians have throughout history affirmed the value in the Word of God for living a good life. Many of our Founding Fathers were Christians. They believed in a personal God, the supernatural revelation of the Bible, the Person of the Holy Spirit, the salvation found only in the Person of Jesus Christ. Some were Deists, which is a belief that God created the universe but then remains apart and i... Full story

  • Mountaintop Musings: Planning for the Party

    Dave Caroll|Updated Dec 19, 2018

    Since we are now officially in the second week of December, I imagine that most of us are frantically and stressfully getting ready for a birthday party. I know that may sound like a strange way to say “getting ready for Christmas”, but that is what it is. Of course December 25th is not the real birthday of Jesus, but it is the day people chose to commemorate the entrance of the Eternal One in to this world we live in. The affluence of our society has turned a very Holy and special celebration in to a reckless debacle of deb...

  • Mountaintop Musings: Knowing God's word

    Dave Caroll|Updated Nov 28, 2018

    One of the greatest chapters in the Bible is Psalm 119. It is an acrostic poem that exalts and praises God’s Holy and Majestic, Live-giving and Life-changing Word. An acrostic is a Hebrew poem that runs through the Hebrew alphabet, and has (in this case) eight lines whose first word starts with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph. The next eight lines start with a word whose first letter is in Hebrew Beth, and so on. That is a neat way in which the Jews were guided to write some of the Psalms. It was, I am told a...

  • Living a Balanced Life in a Troubled World

    Dave Caroll, Community Bible Church of Lincoln|Updated Aug 21, 2018

    Over the past several weeks I have thought a lot about the balance of life principle. Maybe a better way to frame that is so say life is full of uncertainty, both in us and others. So what do we do when things turn upside down and inside out? Do we throw up our hands and retreat to the alcohol cabinet? Or maybe it is the little pill that will soothe our troubled minds? It can be the weight room, shooting range, ATV trails, or the river. But even those things do not really seem to satisfy the deep longings of the wandering...

  • Mountaintop Musings

    Dave Caroll, Community Bible Church of Lincoln|Updated Apr 25, 2018

    The calendar says that spring has come to Montana, but it does not seem like it has come to the high country. I must say that I was spoiled last week as Lisa and I travelled to Cannon Beach, Ore. to attend our mission’s annual conference. We enjoyed a few 60 degree days, a fair amount of wind and rain, and the greenery of western Oregon. It was a nice time away except for the driving, but well worth it. Spring brings renewal to the land and the people, and so does attending a conference with over 140 like-minded m...