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Posted: 23-Dec-14
Retreat or Family Reunion: Big Bear Lake mountain experience that you will remember forever

Retreat and family reunion groups that stay at Golden Bear Cottages enjoy our great outdoor activities: Church Retreats & Reunions in Big Bear Lake, California Church Retreats and Christian events: How to Plan a Christian Retreat.

As we were guided by God, we purchased Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake in 1999. With lots of special attention, we felt it could the best mountain retreat from the hectic city life we can experience in Southern California. We have dedicated ourselves to restoring the cottages to their original condition as they were built from 1907 to 1927. With all of this hard work and cabin restoration, today we have a comfortable historic AAA approved diamond rated resort. We welcome all school and church groups. We have enjoyed hosting groups from many faiths as well many 100's of Christian church groups and family reunions yearly. We also help plan retreats for schools and college groups many times each year. Golden Bear Cottages has special discounted rates to church and non-profit groups for your events and retreats. In the spirit of ecumenism: a Christian retreat and family resort and conference center.

  We at Golden Bear Cottages consider it a great honor to carry on the role God has given us of protecting and sharing the beauty of the California historic pine forests with our guests; and as we are encouraged in the Bible: humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Our goal is to "lead you when you travel to the mountain, protect you at night and advise you during the day. We hope that our instructions will be for you like a shining light while allowing you (our guests) to enjoy a relaxing Big Bear Lake alpine experience." We strive to make our resort an antidote to all that is excessive, formal, artificial or contrived. By focusing on the very essence of life we have been given by God, we hope to offer our guests a welcome retreat in tune with the spirit of the mountains and all the friendship your heart desires.

As Christians we realize not everyone believes what we believe. So how do you witness or defend your faith if you don't understand their religious beliefs? 
Here is some help to understanding the differences between Christian denominations and other world religions.
What is your opinion of the other monotheistic religions of the world, Judaism and Islam? Should all the adherents of these faiths convert to Christianity?
It is the job of every Christian to share his or her own faith-it is not each Christian's job to denigrate what he considers to be false religions. There is much held in common between these three faiths, much that is worth taking note of. Judaism and Islam both are allies of Christianity against modern materialism. However, as I have said before, I believe that whatever good can be found in Judaism and Islam, it is even better found in Christianity. As Messianic Jews say, faith in Christ is merely "completed" Judaism. Islam, when closely examined, is really only a Christian heresy. If Christ is who he really claimed to be, then of course it follows that the disciples of Judaism or Islam would be better off becoming disciples of Jesus. They are part of the "all nations" our Lord refers to in Matthew 28. READ MORE...
This is your one stop resource for a "non-hotel" AAA approved resort.

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Golden Bear Cottages is a family friendly Christian resort in Big Bear...cabin availability and rental rates... check here and see rate calendar

La Mission Iglesia Christiana enjoys a three day church group retreat on Labor Day weekend 2013
"mejores retiros de grupo de la iglesia de montaña de Big Bear Lake California"

Big Bear Lake CA retreat center and Christian retreat center, message to guests: As a Christian Family resort for all groups, we will do everything we can to make your stay with us a memorable experience. If there is ever anything special you need, call on us and we will do all we can to help. We always offer your group or church help on how to Plan your Christian group or church Retreat. Golden Bear Cottages is truly an historic mountain property, not a five star hotel. If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet resort with a heated pool and spa, lots of outdoor activities and a Christian family staff that truly appreciates you and your family or group then this is the place for you! Our AAA approved historic cabins have had families and group retreats returning year after year for over three quarters of a century. It's a Big Bear tradition, a mountain experience that you will remember forever . We always appreciate you staying with us at our Christian family resort, and God bless you. Please take time to review the Guest Services Handbook in your cabin at Golden Bear Cottages. In it you will find the best restaurants and things to do, and we have inserted a daily Bible study from both the New and Old Testament for your help and enjoyment. Look here for our non-profit schools, Christian groups and church discount pricelist for weekdays and Spring/Fall.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Birth of Jesus Foretold (our Christmas message for today)In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.

Amidst the fears and uncertainty of an ever-changing world, there is the assurance that God is sovereign.

We encourage you to stand on the promises of God for 2014. Promises like those the prophet Jeremiah foretold: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11).

As 2014 comes quickly to a close, please consider making a special year-end tax-deductible gift to The International Fellowship of Christian and Jews' life-saving programs to join us in the sacred calling of fulfilling biblical prophecy and blessing God's people.

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Here is the passage from Isaiah 58: 7-12 and Romans 12: 1-2 that has guided us on a daily basis at Golden Bear Cottages for the past fourteen years...

  ' Share your food with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Give clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to help your own relatives. Then my favor will shine on you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you on every side. When you pray, I will answer you. When you call to me, I will respond. If you put an end to oppression, to every gesture of contempt, and every evil word; if you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn into the brightness of noon. And I will always guide you and satisfy you with good things. I will keep you strong and well. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water, like a spring that never goes dry. Your people will rebuild what has long been in ruins, building again on the old foundations. You will be known as the people who rebuilt the walls, who restored the ruined houses'.

'Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God - what is good and pleasing to Him and is perfect'

A message to all Christians from Romans 10: 9-10
."If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved."

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  AAA Diamond Rated Historic Big Bear Lake Resort

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Chamber of Commerce, BBB and AAA rating assigned to this resort cabin lodging business is determined by our composite score of such factors as the type of business, length of time in business and superior level of resort cabin and group accommodations service and California code compliance.

Planning a church retreat can be exciting and fulfilling. To make things go as smoothly as possible however, be sure to call  our group planning representatives at the Golden Bear Cottages reservations office.
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If you need a laugh today, this should do it!
A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible.
This is amazing and brought tears of laughter to my eyes.
I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching???
Through the eyes of a child:  The Children's Bible in a Nutshell:
In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says,'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. Anyway, God said,'Give me a light!' and someone did. Then God made the world.
He split the Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet.
Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden. Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars.
Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel.
Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something.
One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check..
After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.
Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable.
God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include: don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff.
Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.
One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town.
After Joshua, came David. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me.
After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore. There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them.
After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of The New. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn.
(I wish I had been born in a barn too, because my mom is always saying to me,'Close the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say,'As a matter of fact, I was.')
During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Democrats.
Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.
Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount.
But the Democrats and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot. Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead.
Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again. He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of Revolution. 

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