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God Doesn't Always Play Fair -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: God's rules and our rules for justice, peace, and human relationships aren't alwa
Is Your House Haunted? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: No plan for preaching is complete without an occasional sermon on fear.
Getting Out Of Your Grave -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: The resurrection message is of course the heart of the Christian faith and not ju
Turn 'Em In -- That's What Friends Are For -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: There is a time to break confidences or to betray secrets in order to help person
Can You Keep A Secret? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: If we are so eager to pass along secrets, why can't we be as excited about sharin
Why Didn't Jesus Write A Bible? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: The real subject is our response to the written word and the living word.
Made Anybody Uncomfortable Lately? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: God's word is not always popular and can make us feel uncomfortable.
When Church Becomes Too Familiar -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: When worship and being a Christian become so routine they lose meaning, we need a
Why Did God Hide Heaven? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A good sermon on why God hasn't given us more information concerning heaven might
So, What? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What is the reason for the cross and what does the cross do for us?
You Have The Right To Remain Silent -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What we should do about gossip, media misinformation, or innuendos.
Does Our Church Have A Narrow Gate? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Has our church discovered the narrow way Jesus spoke about?
King James: The Version Jesus Used -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Every Christian needs to be familiar with the various translations of the Bible t
Why I Am Not A Fundamentalist -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Each church member should know enough about different Christian theologies to be
Wrong ... For All The Right Reasons -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Occasionally, we are wrong, even when we believe we are right.
Ladies, Let's Remember Our Places! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Clergy must preach on the status of women in society and within the church.
The Church Should Mind Its Own Business! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What constitutes the appropriate concerns for the church?
Good God Or Perfect Book? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We need to do what we can to resolve the problem of a Bible that sometimes makes
Birds Of A Feather ... Become Xenophobic -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Racism and the related "we versus them" phenomena are still serious diseases in s
Cain's And Einstein's Theory Of Relativity -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: To show there are spiritual laws of the universe that are just as real as the phy
Did Jesus Drink? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is possible Jesus did not use alcoholic beverages and the Bible does not suppo
Religion From A Safe Distance -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A sermon attacking our efforts at trying to be a Christian with minimum effort.
Can You Squeeze A Dinosaur Into Your Bible? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is a sad state of affairs that two wonderful disciplines, science and religion
Censored! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: The church has always wanted to do something about excessive violence and sexual
Does God Believe In Astrology And Flying Saucers? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Superstitions are plagues that we must eradicate.

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The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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