Dr. Andy Naselli shares from Psalm 2.
Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday
What is your next step?
Holy Week 2020
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, from Jesus Christ.
Dr. Joe Rigney shares from John 15, Abide In Me.
Calvary supported Missionary, Andrew Lindsey, shares from John 7:37-38.
Dr. Jared Compton shares from Psalm 130, A Song for Sinners.
Tyler Eason shares from Ephesians 6:10-20, Putting on the Gospel.
In Sunday's sermon, Andy Naselli shares from Matthew 5, Seven Truths about Jesus and Our Sinful Anger.
Paul Perdue shares from the book of Isaiah, chapter 40, Beholding God's Power and Wisdom.
Dr. Joshua Greever shares from the book of Revelation, chapter 4, In the Latter Days.
Jesus was tempted and tested and proved himself worthy. We can rely on Jesus to help us when tempted. We need to do as he did, fight with God’s word, resist the devil and he will flee from you!
We at Calvary are to be about making more and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ. Intentional discipleship is a spectrum of ministries that help a child of God grow spiritually to become the person God designed them to be for all eternity.
We see the early church devoting themselves to God’s word, prayer, communion, baptism, fellowship, and evangelism. As followers of Jesus we are to be in devoted fellowship with one another.
As we kick off a new season of ministry at Calvary, let us look to Jesus and seek to clothe ourselves with the new disposition that our new life in him provides. May we reflect His disposition to the world, that Christ would be magnified in us!
Andy Naselli shares on the supremacy of God in all things.
As Calvary is in a challenging season, facing threats from outside the church, and plenty from within that could be cause for offence. Let us join David in the kind of prayer he offers in Psalm 141, lest we leave a wake of hurt, pain, and sin behind us.
We are to store up, delight in, and declare God’s word as followers of Jesus.
In the three short verses of Psalm 133, David asks the people of God to behold the blessing that comes from dwelling together in unity. May we experience how good and pleasant this can be as our Calvary family!
Sin unconfessed will consume. Confession leads to forgiveness, protection, promises, and praise.
Psalm 46 wonderfully helps us behold the Lord of Hosts, the God of Jacob, who is our Helper amidst all kinds of trouble. Because He is our helper we need not fear, we can trust the power of His Word, we can behold His works, and we can be still before Him!
God is our light, salvation, and our stronghold. Therefore we do not need to be afraid. We can pursue God in His word and prayer. He is a Personal God who will help us in our trials and when enemies attack. God will be with you IN the waiting, so we can wait with patience and steadfastness.
As the fledgling church of Jesus begins to gain ground and grow, just three years into its existence, it faces the departure of its shepherd. The disciples are understandably troubled and afraid. And in a series of conversations, Jesus delivers parting words of comfort, promise, and encouragement.
Whether we are in a season of smooth sailing, or rough waters, we all need the stabilizing effect of ballast in our boats. Psalm 16 provides two different and necessary forms of just such stabilizing material for life’s journey. Come, and see.
The story in Genesis 3 shows us that our lives are filled with choices, and that in them, we are not alone.
In his letter to a people suffering both physical and economic distress, the Apostle Paul writes to his dear friends out of a concern both for their joy and ongoing fruitfulness as a church fellowship. His deeply personal counsel provides how we too may experience the power of joy-saturated fellowship, whatever the circumstances.
In Genesis 2 we find another angle on the creative work of God in the very beginning. And from this perspective of the story, we find out how God will use marriage to make humanity, and his world, complete.
Part of the effect of The Fall of mankind in the very beginning in the Garden of Eden is the distortion of our work. Is there an antidote to what exhausts us in our labor? There is, and it's found right there at the beginning as well. Come, and see.
One of the most foundation design parameters of God’s creation is this simple reality: “male and female he created them.” Simple, but under assault. And it provides the church a missional opportunity to enter in to the difficult balance of truth and love.
The sixth day of creation teaches us the magisterial and life-giving truth that we are made in the image and likeness of God.
The story of Genesis 1 is the beautiful story of God’s sovereign design, purpose, and intention for all of creation—including…you.
In the first two verses of Genesis, we learn that in the beginning, God created; that in our present, this creates confidence; and that in every moment, Christ.
Through Jesus, we are gifted with the gospel-centered mind to humbly obey and look to others interests instead of our own only. Every knee will bow and tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.
You probably feel like you know Psalm 139. But a closer look may reveal something you hadn’t seen before.
There are three reasons we can be certain about the resurrection: an empty tomb, the witness testimony, and the grace of God. Come, and see!
The story of Good Friday is one of gravity and gladness; the gravity of the death of the Christ, and yet the gladness of redemption accomplished and applied to those who believe. Come, and see!
It was a mission of love, expressed in the commandment to love. Is it any wonder he would give us a meal that symbolizes that love?
In the story of Palm Sunday, we discover that our rescue has come in the arrival of the long-awaited King, showing us who Jesus is, and what he has come to do. And with the realization that Jesus is King and Rescuer, we discover that he gets to set the priority for the rescue we NEED most, not necessarily the rescue we WANT most.
Colin helps us see from Hebrews 11:39-12:2 that faith in Jesus alone, not our efforts, is the call of the Christian race. We must understand who Jesus is as told to us from Scriptures, see our faith as a gift from Him, and live in such a way that shows the world that Jesus is better.
In this key passage from Paul’s letter to the Romans, we learn what true worship is, how we can offer true worship, and what it has to do with all we’ve tried to learn in our UNITED sermon series.
There is a consistent theme in the Biblical story of God’s relationship with those he saves, and expectation of what it will mean to be a part of his family, following him. It was taught from the very beginning of this movement, from John the Baptizer, to Jesus, to the disciples, on through the Apostles and the spread of the first century church. The theme? Repentance. It’s meaning? “Change your life! Because God’s reign is here.”
We have reason to be excited and confident about what God means to do through an ethnically diverse church for his glory and the joy of all peoples. And empathy for our minority culture brothers and sisters is a great place to start on the pathway to racial reconciliation and understanding, making us a place of safety for that kind of diversity to thrive and grow.
In his letter to the Ephesian church, Paul gives us a soaring vision of God’s purpose in Christ being the unity of all peoples.
In “chapter” two of our United sermon series, we observe three ways in which Jesus continues to express God’s heart for justice, peace, and thus, unity, for humanity.
In this first sermon in the new series, United, we build part of the foundation necessary to enter into a thoughtful discussion on some of the cultural issues challenging unity.
The last word from Jesus in the Bible is that promise that he is coming soon. What exactly does that mean, since he said it over 2,000 years ago? And how should it inform our living until he comes back?
In this part of the vision given to us by Jesus, we see the climax of God’s project throughout history to restore his dwelling with humanity and the global healing of his creation.
In this near-end to the Revelation of Jesus, he provides us a promise from God, that, if we grab hold of it, will allow us to face anything.
In Revelation 20, we come face to face with the central issue that every person must face in their lives; namely, what will happen at the end of their lives?
In this sermon Andy answers two fundamental questions: "What is the Bible?" and "How should we treat the Bible?" There's no substitute for reading the Bible. Over and over. Every day. It's what feeds you. It's what sustains you. It's what grounds you to reality. It's God's word for you.
Throughout history, God is there. No matter the storm; whether traps, plagues, wars, or the Enemy, the Almighty God of the scriptures has been faithful to be with His people in times of trouble and bring promise of deliverance. God shows us in Psalm 91 that He is the only Trustworthy Refuge.
In this sermon on the traditional Christmas story found in Luke 2, we highlight three main characters—an angelic host, shepherds, and Mary—and their common response to Jesus. What will your response be?
Nestled in the Christmas Story is the example of a poor, teenage girl who is the first songwriter of Christmas, who shows us how to experience God, and express it with joyful song.
The story of Christmas is a story that doesn’t ignore our pain, and shows us that, in Jesus, while we may not find deliverance from our pain, we can find relief.
From Middle Earth to earth, the first century to the twenty-first, people have been walking in darkness, awaiting the return of the King. The Christmas Story brings the hope of his arrival, the Light and Life of the world.
Has 2020 been a year for us to experience together some of this bruising and smoldering? I don’t know many who are overly confident of their ability to even get through this year, let alone flourish in it. May it be that God has ordained a year like this to humble our hearts, to position us, His church, before Him in such a way that we cry out for His gentle hands to heal our bruises and to fan into flame the flickers of faith that at times are barely perceptible? Suffering saints, let us not forget this promise of our Servant-King! Behold Him! Cry out to Him! Fall before Him! Though we are one of just many, and though He could accomplish His work without us, the promise is that He will not ultimately break us; He will not ultimately extinguish us. Though it may feel that way at times, though He may indeed slay us as Job felt, still we can hope in Him! Why? Because His hands are gentle AND they are strong! And so we, trust in His strength!
In whatever circumstance we are in, God always is our strength, shield, saving refuge, and shepherd and we can plead with him like David does in this Psalm of prayer and praise.
In Revelation 19, we find Jesus leading us into the coming together of the story lines of the tale that God has been telling throughout his Word.
In this extended metaphor of the great prostitute, Jesus gives us a way to understand the times of national upheaval we are living in, and where we find our hope.
As Jesus continues his revelation through his ongoing vision, he gives us a picture of the full and final outpouring of God’s wrath. Is such wrath really necessary? And if so, how do we possibly prepare for such an end?
The story of God’s redemption has always been closely tied to the story of God’s judgment. In this vision from Jesus in Revelation 15, we see how the end of the story is intimately connected to and explained by the beginning of the story.
As Jesus continues to reveal the future, he uses the metaphor of farming and harvest time to show us that all our decisions, and one key decision, will lead us to one reaping or the other.
While we live in a time where our labors are stained by toil and disappointments, Jesus provides a vision of the future when we will rest from our labors, supplying us with a way to fight the battle for joy today.
At Calvary, our hope is to increasingly become a place where people are helped and encouraged to move one step closer to Jesus. In part two of the sermon, “On To Maturity,” we find out how.
At Calvary Community Church, we desire to be a people that helps each other—and others—move at least one small step closer to Jesus. So at times throughout the year, we take a Sunday or two to remind ourselves of the eight Next Steps we’ve identified to function as a healthy disciple of Jesus Christ.
In this sermon, we focus on the response of Jesus to the crowd of John 6, who desire to make him king “by force.” In turn, how do we respond to our own "Messianic expectations?"
In this follow-up to the previous sermon, we are faced with the second of the two beasts who serve the design of the dragon. How are we to face this foe? Come, and see.
In Revelation 12-14, Jesus reveals the Cosmic Conflict going on between the Holy Trinity—of Father, Son, and Spirit—and the un-holy trinity of Dragon, and the beast from the sea, and the beast from the earth. And how we are part of the battle.
We are in a “mini-series” inside of Revelation entitled “The Cosmic Conflict,” covering chapters 12-14. This week is part three, from
Rev. 12:13-13:10, where we ask the question: “How do we answer the call of Jesus for the endurance and faith of the saints?”
In this part of his revelation, Jesus shows us how Satan, the Accuser, has been defeated, and yet, continues to come after God’s people. How to conquer him? Come, and see.
In this vivid vision from Jesus, we find that while the satan is real, deceitful, dominating, and deadly; one little Word shall fell him.
In Revelation 11 we find an imaginative retelling of Jesus’ earlier teaching on the church, and how it will survive opposition and attack. Namely, Jesus will build his church, use his church, and rescue and restore his church.
The mission of the church—the people of God—in every age is to trust in his sovereign plan and saving proclamation, and to be the prophetic voice heralding both to a broken world.
God doesn’t accept you based on your doing, but on your believing and resting in the message of the Cross of Christ.
In this passage, we see the inability of superstition and legalism to spiritually heal sinners in the examples of the invalid man and the Jewish authorities. However, this text reveals exactly where spiritual healing and spiritual life are found- in Jesus Christ alone.
In this often quoted section of Romans, Colin reminds us that the meaning of God's word is deeper, richer, and essential to a faithful walk with Christ. No matter what your circumstance, through Christ, God is for you. You can be assured that nothing can separate you from the love of God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
God is Good, Jesus is Lord, How is God compassionate, How can we be cross-carrying, Image-bearing followers of Jesus.
In this very difficult text to interpret, we find Jesus revealing a critical factor for living well in our fallen world: That we must believe in the danger of idolatry, in the hands of Satan and his demonic hordes, to destroy humanity; and further, God’s judgment by turning us over to our idols.
The Revelation of Jesus is filled with some pretty astounding visions. How do we make sense of what we find here? Well, we have to begin by looking at a few other places in, well, the Bible. And when we do, we’ll see a pattern start to emerge. Namely, God seeks to get people’s attention through judgment. Furthermore, that his judgments are almost always a prelude to victory for his people.
We are living in a moment in history where our way of life is going through more disruption than any other in recent memory. It can cause us to feel overwhelmed in the face of it, struggling to know how to respond, when many, if not all, of us, desperately want to respond. We want to bring about transformation and change. But what if there was something that you could do to unleash a power far superior to anything you could do? And what if this something, ironically, was a thing that required stopping from all the other activities for a moment?
Who can stand in the midst of what sometimes seems like a nightmarish world? And how? The answer is found in the revelation of Jesus; that in him, we are a sealed, saved and singing, secure and satisfied, multiethnic family.
The question every person of faith must face is: Do God’s love and redemption work in this history in which I live? In what may be a surprising place, we find the answer in the story of the four horsemen released in the breaking of the seals, a story found in Jesus’ revelation to the Apostle John.
In Revelation chapters four and five, Jesus opens the door to a remarkable look at what is happening in the spiritual realm. As he does, we find that the way through suffering (and all of life, really) is sight and worship.
In this very personal and intimate letter from Jesus to the church at Laodicea, we are confronted by the Christ, who will call us out on all that is disgustingly sinful in us, while powerfully refusing to ever stop loving and reforming us.
In his letter to the Philadelphians, Jesus explains how they (and we with them) will be able to endure patiently. And his encouraging explanation is shaped by three symbols: a key, a door, and a pillar.
In this letter to Sardis, we see that Jesus awakens gently, and promises extravagantly, to those who listen, repent, and rest in him.
In this letter to Thyatira, Jesus, Lord of All, shows us what he commends, what he refuses to tolerate, and what he offers those who believe.
In the events of Holy Week, we are encouraged to see how the cataclysmic events of the death and resurrection of Jesus are things that challenge all that the world thought was normal, and will never be the same again, showing us that the Good News story is exactly what we need in a pandemic that will likely mean our lives will be forever altered—and that that’s not such a bad thing.
In the death of Jesus, we see our King providing a powerful example of what it means to hold fast to the purpose of God in the midst of our deepest darknesses.
In this sermon from our series on Revelation, we listen to Jesus as he compassionately addresses the torn allegiances inside of all of us. He does so, maybe not as the Jesus we want, but the Jesus we need.
Even in the midst of a pandemic, we need to find a way forward, and truly live. With help from a Roman bishop, and an Apostle of Jesus, we learn that “This is the way.”
Is there a way of dealing with the fear, worry, anxiety, and even panic that grips us in these days, even if things don’t get better, and maybe even get worse? Is there a way to live without worry in that kind of reality? Is there a strategy for that? Jesus says there is, in a sermon delivered over 2,000 years before the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this second sermon on the seven letters to the churches, Jesus, in his grace, is honest about the cost of following him. And with remarkable compassion, he also points the way to how we can remain faithful in the face of such adversity.
In this first of seven letters to the churches of Asia Minor, Jesus reveals the centrality of love to his mission to save the world.
In this sermon we unpack the calling of Isaiah. His vision of the holiness of God, his overwhelming sense of the severity of his own sin, his experience of cleansing, and his obedient response to join in proclaiming the greatness of God.
As we make our way into the first major portion of the vision of Jesus Christ, from Jesus Christ, we find A Friend to Join Us, The God Who Helps Us, and The Response that Saves Us.
Colin helps us see from Paul's letter to Timothy that the foundation of the gospel builds us up in godliness. Godliness is of value in every way for this life and the life to come as we have our hope set in Jesus, not ourselves.
In this first sermon in our new series on Revelation, Pastor Matthew sets up what will be for us an exploration in imagination and experience as we take in the revelation of Jesus Christ, from Jesus Christ.
What are you building your life on? What is your foundation? Is it solid? Will it hold in all the circumstances, situations, and people that come at you in your life? In this second sermon on Jesus’ interaction with a religious law expert (from Luke 10:25-37), Jesus reveals his answer to such questions, answers that lead to present and eternal life.