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Neal Dearyan is the pastor of the Chili Crossroads Bible Church. This blog is his thoughts and comments on the church. 



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20
India Trip
March 20, 2014
Wow! The India trip was quite an experience. Julie and I had the privilege of being there 10 days. Julie's family has spent a collective 1100 years in India as missionaries over 42 people during 4 generations. So it was wonderful to see her back in India working with kids and sharing the good news that Christ died for our sins and rose again. We are having a big India Night at the church on Sunday night at 6. Come out and see some pictures and eat some great Indian food.  [READ MORE]


09
More baptisms
November 9, 2012

I'm so excited that at least three more people are getting baptised on Sunday. After the 13 people joined the church recently, and at least 18 ladies indicated they understood the gospel at the Daughter Banquet, it's exciting to see the Lord working in the lives of our church people […] [READ MORE]



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Awana
September 11, 2012

My pastor's heart is near bursting with pride at the great folks who are helping out in Awana. We have about 30 people who selflessly serve the great group of Awana kids, helping them memorize verses, have fun and learn to love Jesus. Often, there are opportunities to share the […] [READ MORE]



20
Camp Chili
August 20, 2012

I am stunned and overjoyed that all 18 teens at Camp Chili came forward on the last night to say they want to serve the Lord with their lives and "win gold" with God. [READ MORE]


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Carnival 2012
June 28, 2012

My heart is so full of gratitude to the great people of the Chili Crossroads Bible Church for their hard work at the carnival. Setting up, staffing booths, coming up with creative games, reaching out to the community. You guys are great! And best of all, the gospel was presented […] [READ MORE]



07
Thoughts on Easter
April 7, 2012

I still remember sitting inside the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. Buddha is still in his tomb. Mohammed is still in his tomb. Confucius is still in his tomb. Jesus is not in His tomb, because He rose again. I had the privilege of being in Israel as a videographer. I got […] [READ MORE]



07
Congrats to our dodgeball team
April 7, 2012

Some of the teens from the Crossroads Youth Group formed a dodgeball team for the day. They came in second place at a tournament at Kids America. Congratulations […] [READ MORE]



12
Camping Trip
July 12, 2011

  As I look back on our camping trip this year, I am excited for the future. 5 teens indicated they trusted Christ. Most raised their hands on the last night when they were challenged to serve the Lord with their lives. Would you pray for our teens? The last thing […] [READ MORE]



12
Barn Bash
July 12, 2011

A bunch of us in the church family got together on Saturday at the home/barn of a dear couple. We had a great time. Deric and Doug won the corn hole competition. We relaxed and chatted and ate really good food. And there was lots of watermelon. The kids appreciated […] [READ MORE]



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Carnival
June 17, 2011
I am so grateful for the church rallying together to pull off another Carnival. We saw many new faces here at the church. Thank you to our whole church family for working so hard and seeing God bless our efforts. We praise God for bringing people out to see what He is doing at Chili. [READ MORE]


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End of the world on May 21, 2011?
May 6, 2011

Howard Camping with Family Radio teaches the world will end on May 21, 2011. His false teaching has already brought disgrace to the Bible and those who believe it. Here are some things to consider: Camping’s method of biblical interpretation is highly speculative and his strong fixation on unrelated numbers (numerology) is […] [READ MORE]



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Water Baptism
March 28, 2011

What does the Bible teach about water baptism? That we are saved by grace through faith in Christ, plus nothing. Water baptism does not save us. Rather, water baptism is something the believer does to show on the outside what already happened on the inside the moment they trusted Christ […] [READ MORE]



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Who saved you?
March 28, 2011

The last couple weeks teaching through the book of John, I have pushed myself to recall a dark time in my past. From age 10 to age 14, I attended a church that taught me I needed quit particular sins to make myself acceptable to God. I literally cried gallons […] [READ MORE]



14
Wow
October 14, 2010

Last night we had over 30 kids and teens having a blast while memorizing God's Word. What could be better in life than seeing young people eager to commit God's Word to memory? Thank you so much to each of our great volunteers who make this a great night for […] [READ MORE]



28
New program for Wednesday nights
September 28, 2010

Family night at the church starts at 6:30pm on Wednesdays beginning October 13. Be here and enjoy it. We are getting portable padded chairs for our auditorium to accommodate the record number of children and teens. We'll be able to move the chairs and use the auditorium for the youth […] [READ MORE]



28
Sounds of Grace and 8 Baptized
September 28, 2010

Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr from Victory In Grace spoke for us on September 12. He's the president of Dayspring Bible College and Seminary. Sounds of Grace sang. The speaking and music were terrific! They brought their BBQ trailer from Chicago and our friend Chef Jon cooked the world's best BBQ […] [READ MORE]



07
Creation Museum Trip
September 7, 2010

 It's official. We're headed for the Creation Museum on Saturday, October 16. We are providing transportation. We'd love to have you join us. Julie and the kids and I went there this spring and loved it, so we're really looking forward to this trip. Cost: Adults (13-59) $44, Senior (60+) 40, […] [READ MORE]



03
Sounds of Grace Concert, BBQ and Homemade ice cream...
September 3, 2010

   We can hardly wait for Sunday, September 12. That's when Sounds of Grace will be here to perform. I talked to Jon Laegeler today (He's the chef from Chicago who will be cooking the BBQ). He's pulling a world-class BBQ trailer out here to cook for us. We worked out […] [READ MORE]



03
Free booklet on radio...
September 3, 2010

 It's a privilege to give away copies of Forever With God? to our radio listeners here in the local area. On several broadcasts, we offer the booklet free. Our supplies are limited but we'd love to mail you a copy if you'll call the church and leave your name and […] [READ MORE]



03
New Radio Station
September 3, 2010

 God has graciously allowed us to begin airing the radio broadcast "At The Crossroads" on nearby station WKLM 95.3FM Millersburg Sundays at 7:15am. The Chili Crossroads Bible Church has a rich history of radio broadcasting - we have aired "At the Crossroads" for about 50 years on WTNS 99.3FM Coshocton […] [READ MORE]



03
Family Carnival...
September 3, 2010

 The first annual Chili Family Carnival was a tremendous success. Over 40 volunteers from the church made cotton candy, organized games, made nachos, popcorn, and sno cones. Prizes were given for points earned. The two attactions worth the most points were the quiz station and the Bible tent. Over a […] [READ MORE]



03
Church picnic and cookout
September 3, 2010

 We had a great time on Sunday with the church picnic. Some of the kids braved the heat to play volleyball, cornhole and hillbilly golf. Great homemade pies and entrees made it a memorable time. Tomorrow afternoon we're going to have a cookout at the Dearyan house at 4pm. Well […] [READ MORE]



03
Chili Summer Games
September 3, 2010

  32 kids and teens had a great time at the Chili Summer Games. Everyone got a free tee-shirt with the Chili Summer Games logo. We're looking forward to the Kids Club and Teen night starting back up on October 13. We're getting ready for record numbers of youth having fun […] [READ MORE]



03
That was fun!
September 3, 2010

  The teens and I had such a good time today. We were going to go play miniture golf and beach volleyball, but storms drove us inside. We played lasertag in Canton instead. We played two games. I didn't make very many points. Matt and Taylor each got the most points […] [READ MORE]