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When Those Who Should, Don’t…

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You’d be amazed at what you can learn at The Cove!

Those who attended the July 17-21 Intensive Bible Training with Michael Card discovered some astonishing insights from God’s Word. Delving into the Scriptures, Michael led participants into a deeper understanding of Jesus through an in-depth study of “Luke: The Gospel of Amazement.”

Here are a few insights from Michael’s teaching on one of the major themes of Luke’s gospel:

“When Those Who Should, Don’t…”

As Luke went about the task of collecting eyewitness accounts of the life of Jesus, he noticed a pattern emerging. Time and time again, religious leaders—supposedly spiritual men, people who should have understood what Jesus’ ministry was about—were simply unable to comprehend the Rabbi from Nazareth. On the other hand, simple, run-of-the-mill people (most of them women) were able to almost immediately grasp the gift of grace that Jesus was offering them.

Eventually, the sheer weight of examples caused Luke to develop these stories into a literary theme which, for the lack of a better term, I call “when those who should, don’t and those who shouldn’t, do.”

Excerpt from the seminar presentation notes of Michael Card.

• Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist,
and Mary. Luke 1:5-56 (67ff)

Zechariah, a priest serving in the Holy Place in the Temple, is given a promise directly from the mouth of the angel Gabriel and yet, does not believe.

While Mary, a simple young girl from the backwater town of Nazareth, hears Gabriel and immediately responds by submitting herself as a “slave of the Master.”

• The Centurion and the Jews. Luke 7:1-10

The Jewish friends of the pagan soldier come to Jesus, insisting that he “deserves” Jesus’ attention.

While the Roman Centurion sends word, “…I do not deserve.” Nevertheless, he still asks for Jesus’ gift of healing for his slave. His faith amazes Jesus.

• Simon the Pharisee and the “sinful” woman. Luke 7:36-50

Simon, a Pharisee who has invited Jesus for meal fellowship, inwardly judges both Jesus as well as the sinful woman who has crashed the party.

While the woman who was a “sinner” weeps over the feet of Jesus and dries them with her hair. Jesus responds to Simon, “Do you see this woman?” because Simon has only viewed her as one of his categories.

• The Good Samaritan. Luke 10:25-37

So pervasive is this literary theme that it even makes it into the parables of Jesus. Here the priest and Levite pass by the wounded traveler, while the Samaritan goes far out of his way to help.

• The parable of the lost son. Luke 15:11-32

The younger son, who has wasted his father’s inheritance limps home and asks to become a servant.

While the older brother scorns the father’s forgiveness and complains that he is really a slave.

• The tax collector and the Pharisee. Luke 18:9-14

The religious Pharisee “prays about himself” before God and goes home unjustified.

While, unthinkably, the tax collector seems to understand the grace and forgiveness of God when he merely blurts out “have mercy…”

• The rich young ruler and Zacchaeus. Luke 18:18ff, 19:1-10

The young man cannot give up his possessions.

While Zacchaeus, the tax collector, repents and pays restoration.

• The rich men and the poor widow.  Luke 21:1-4

The poor widow put more into the treasury than the rich men.

• The Crucifixion. Luke 23:35, 47

The religious leaders mock Jesus on the cross.

While the thief and the Roman soldier protest His innocence.

• The 11 and “the women.” Luke 24:8-12

After the resurrection, the women come to the eleven, believing Jesus has been raised from the dead.

While the disciples think they are merely “delirious.”

Our next Intensive Bible Training seminar is scheduled for August 28-September 1.  Register now and enjoy the insightful teaching of Dr. R.T. Kendall as he speaks on “Experiencing the Presence of God.”

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Spend a Week of Intense Bible Study at The Cove This Summer

08_TC Aerial_Green_800 px for blogThis summer, The Cove is offering five Intensive Bible Training Seminars, designed to take an in-depth and comprehensive approach to understanding a specific topic or section of the Bible. 

Instead of the typical 3-day seminar, these offer a 5-day format,  allowing you time to really dig into God’s Word.  Open to anyone, these seminars are led by seminary-level instructors.

As you are making summer plans, we hope you will consider setting aside time to grow in your relationship with God right here at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina.

2017 Intensive Bible Training Seminars

(To register or get more information, click on one of the speaker names below or call 1-800-950-2092.)

Intensive Bible Training: Reveling in Grace: The Gospel of Freedom
with Mark Yarbrough,  June 19-23, 2017

NOTE: This seminar is available for seminary credit (graduate level) and CEU credit (for teacher certification) through Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). Financial assistance is offered to currently enrolled DTS students, displaying financial need, who desire to attend this seminar.

Intensive Bible Training: God’s Grand Plan for the Nations
with Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.,  June 26- 30, 2017
Intensive Bible Training: The Most Unique Person Who Ever Lived
with Woodrow Kroll,  July 10-14, 2017
Intensive Bible Training:Luke – The Gospel of Amazement
with Michael Card, July 17-21, 2017

NOTE:  Join Michael for An Evening at The Cove (dinner & concert)on Sunday, July 16 .  Click here for details.

Intensive Bible Training: Experiencing the Presence of God
with R.T. Kendall, August 28-September 1, 2017

For a list of all upcoming events at The Cove, click here.

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Make Plans Now to Spend a Week at The Cove

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This summer, The Cove is offering five Intensive Bible Training Seminars, designed to take an in-depth and comprehensive approach to understanding a specific topic or section of the Bible. 

Instead of the typical 3-day seminar, these seminars offer a 5-day format.  Allowing you time to really dig into God’s Word.

As an added bonus, all seminars in 2016 are free!  (Meal and lodging package fees apply.)

As you’re making  summertime plans, we hope you’ll consider setting aside time to grow in your relationship with God right here at The Cove, nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  

2016 Intensive Bible Training Seminars
(For more information and to register, click on one of the titles below or call 1-800-950-2092.)

Acts for the Apostles, Acts for You (Acts
with Mark Yarbrough, May 23-27, 2016

The Bible’s Roadmap: Living Confidently in Christ (Romans)
with Woodrow Kroll, June 20-24, 2016

The Arrival of the Day of the Lord
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Joel 2:18-3:21; Ezekiel 33-47; Isaiah 19:1-25

with Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., June 27- July 1, 2016

The Midnight Cry (Matthew 25:1-13)
with R.T. Kendall, July 18-22, 2016

Recovering the Lost Language of Lament (Selected Scripture)
with Michael Card, July 25-29, 2016
NOTE:  Join Michael for An Evening at The Cove (dinner & concert)on Sunday, July 24th .  Click here for details.

We hope to see you soon!

 

Summer Concerts at the Cove

It’s time you treated yourself to an evening out and we have just the idea!

Join us this summer for a delicious buffet-style dinner, an uplifting concert with Andrew PetersonNewSongMichael Card,  Laura Story, orJason Crabb and a chance to meet these popular Christian artists, all in the intimate setting of The Cove.

Overnight lodging is available at applicable rates and includes breakfast the following morning.

summer concerts at the cove

Click artist’s name for tickets and more information :

Andrew Peterson— June 20, 2015
NewSong— June 28, 2015
Michael Card— July 12, 2015
Laura Story— August 6, 2015
Jason Crabb— August 23, 2015

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An Evening at The Cove with Point of Grace 2014

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Intimate setting in the main auditorium at the Training Center.

 

2015 Five-Day Intensive Bible Training Seminars at The Cove

2015 summer seminars
This summer, The Cove is offering five Intensive Bible Training Seminars, designed to take an in-depth and comprehensive approach to understanding a specific topic or section of the Bible. 

Instead of the typical 3-day seminar, these offer a 5-day format,  allowing you time to really dig into God’s Word.  Open to anyone, these seminars are led by seminary-level instructors.

As you are making summer plans, we hope you will consider setting aside time to grow in your relationship with God right here at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina.

2015 Intensive Bible Training Seminars
(To register or get more information, click on one of the speaker names below or call 1-800-950-2092.)

Being Captured by the Passion of Christ (Scripture Focus: John 18-20)
with Woodrow Kroll, 
June 15-19, 2015

How to Read God’s Word Like a Bible Scholar: A Practical and Engaging Exploration of Scripture (Genesis to Revelation)
with Mark Yarbrough, 
June 22-26, 2015

NOTE: This seminar is available for seminary credit (graduate level) and CEU credit (for teacher certification) through Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). Financial assistance is offered to currently enrolled DTS students who desire to attend this seminar.

Discipleship Counseling: Helping Others Walk in Freedom and Grow in Christ
with Neil Anderson, 
June 29- July 3, 2015

The Book of Zechariah and the Coming of the Lord
with Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., 
July 6-10, 2015

Hesed: A Portrait of God
with Michael Card, 
July 13-17, 2015

NOTE:  Join Michael for An Evening at The Cove (dinner & concert)on Sunday, July 12th .  Click here for details.

For a list of all events at The Cove, click here.

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Saturday Snapshot

Just wrapped up a week of Intensive Bible teaching with Michael Card.  Following are a few behind-the-scenes images we thought you would enjoy.

Michael Card giving banjo lessons to participant June 2014
Michael taking a break from his Bible teaching schedule to give a banjo lesson!
Reflections from participants of Michael Card IBT June 2014
Michael asked the participants from his Intensive Bible Seminar to write something significant they learned and post it to the wall of windows in the auditorium.

  
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Interested in attending an Intensive Bible Seminar this summer? Click here for information.

An Evening at The Cove with Michael Card

Michael Card for 2014

Michael Card will be performing An Evening at The Cove on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

This Dove Award-winning musician has recorded 35 albums, written 19 No. 1 hits and authored and co-authored over 24 books!  

His classic songs include “El Shaddai,” “Love Crucified Arose,” “Immanuel,” and more recently, “Come Lift Up Your Sorrows.”

We hope you will join us on June 15th for an evening of warm fellowship, a delicous dinner, and an uplifting concert by this extraordinary musician.  You will even have the opportunity to meet Michael at the CD signing right after the show!   

For more information and to purchase tickets for the dinner and concert, call 1-800-950-2092 or click here.
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Michael will also be teaching a week-long Intensive Bible Training class June 16-20, 2014 titled: John: The Gospel of Wisdom. Click here for more information and to register.

Take Time This Summer to Dig Into God’s Word

Have you ever taken a vacation and on the last day, as you are packing up to leave, you feel like you are just starting to get in the swing of things?

Time With GodThe same thing happens when you are really getting somewhere in your quiet time with God or a Bible study you are working through.  Just as you are starting to feel inspired, you have to get up and go to work, make dinner, or go pick up the kids. The list goes on.  Life happens. 

This summer, The Cove is offering five Intensive Bible Seminars, designed to take an in-depth and comprehensive approach to understanding a specific topic or section of the Bible. 

Instead of the typical 3-day seminar, these offer a 5-day format.  Allowing you time to really dig into God’s Word.  

Open to anyone, these seminars are led by seminary-level instructors.  One of the seminars, led by Dallas Theological Seminary professor, Mark Yarbrough, even offers seminary CE and CEU credit, for those interested.

As you are making summer plans, we hope you will consider setting aside time to grow in your relationship with God right here at The Cove.  

2014 Intensive Bible Seminars
(To register or get more information, click on one of the speaker names below or call 1-800-950-2092.)

Michael Card
John: The Gospel of Wisdom
June 16-20, 2014

Mark Yarbrough
Grasping the Master’s Plan From Genesis to Revelation
June 23 – 27, 2014

Walter Kaiser, Jr
Revive Us Again: Biblical Principles for Revival Today
July 7 – 11, 2014

Woodrow Kroll
David’s 95 Theses: Biblical Transformation in Psalm 119
July 21 – 25, 2014

R.T. Kendall
Holy Fire: A Balanced, Biblical View of the Work of the Holy Spirit in Our Lives
August 4- 8, 2014

“The Lord has allowed me to have layers and layers of blessings this week from the teachings, from the fellowship, from the overall environment, and from His table in all manner.  I am very grateful for that.” – 2013 Intensive Bible Seminar participant

“There is just a touch of God all over this place, especially in the teaching.  This week, I received exceedingly, abundantly, above all that I could ask or think.  He has not only given me peaceful, fun-loving people, a beautiful place to stay, but He has ignited and fanned the flame of His power that works within me.” – 2013 Intensive Bible Seminar participant 

IBT speakers for 2014

For a list of Cove Leadership Events, click here.