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Holy Week 2020
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, from Jesus Christ.
Compassion for people trumps biblical “knowledge”.
Pastor Josh shares on God's Gift of Gospel Symbols, 1 Corinthians 10-11.
Jesus’ way is serving, suffering…for broken, sinful people. To follow Jesus is to live that way.
Jesus’s values markedly differ from those of our culture.
Jesus spent time with needy, sinful people; as His followers, so should we.
Heart preparation precedes response to the gospel.
Luke’s gospel written account is solidly reliable and enables us to see God in the person of Jesus.
We will grow as we go, together.
Rather than ask what is happening, ask “what is the Lord doing?”
Our theology becomes biography as the story of our life unfolds.
Sin may be fun, but it has far-reaching consequences.
God works His purpose in the story of our lives.
Trials can cause us to give up…or to give in…or we can go to the Lord.
Pastor Paul shares on the vital importance of supportive faithful friends.
Pastor Paul gives examples from 1 Samuel on how our faith deepens during trying times.
Dr. Jared Compton shares from Psalm 63, Satisfaction in God.
God is your helper, a present and watchful keeper, who will guard you forever. Psalm 121 shows us how we can always look to God and depend on him in all our circumstances. He will keep and guard us forever.
We celebrate our strengths, acknowledge our weaknesses and commit to action on the key things we see from our church Check-Up process.
Fruit comes from being connected to Jesus and to one another.
God’s Spirit is working in people’s hearts to shine His light of the gospel into the darkness of people’s lives, and he uses us as servant illustrations.
The path for Jesus is also our path – living stones rejected by the world but precious to the Lord.
The church, just like the human body, has many different parts, but all are needed in order to function as a complete and growing body.
The gospel of faith in Christ changes our relationships, we are all "family" in Christ.
Pastor Josh Johnson shares from Ephesians 5:22-33, The Beautiful Bride of Christ.
How do we reconcile Christians belonging to the Lord, yet we live in the world with its trials and suffering?
Dr. Jared Compton shares from Matthew 13, Why Does Jesus Speak in Parables?
Everyone has an agenda. The agenda of Jesus, and the way of Jesus, is radically different.
The gospel is more than a message. It is a life-changing relationship with Christ, and over time we learn to lean into and trust Him more than trusting ourselves.
The Lord’s presence in our lives changes us – His presence and peace displaces our worries.
Unresolved conflicts between believers damage credibility of the gospel. We are to value restoration over being “right”, and we are to help each other in resolving our inter-personal conflicts in Christ-honoring ways.
Religious achievement we have done compared to the gift of being right with God through what Christ has done for us.
The gospel of Jesus is more than a verbal message, it unites us and changes us – changing our attitudes, our priorities and our relationships.
The gospel is more than a verbal message. It is a life-changing relationship with Jesus that changes how we see and respond to life's circumstances.
There is a deep bond between Paul and the believers in Philippi, they have been in it together for the gospel, but now they are at risk of becoming distracted away from a focus on the gospel. Paul writes to them from prison, to help these believers he loves to course correct and avoid being detoured by distractions.
Interims occur rarely in a church’s life. What attitude do you have toward our interim period at Calvary? Do you view it as a gap, a holding pattern while we wait for a new lead pastor…or do you see it as an opportunity to be “intentional” in working on the things the Lord intends for us to make further progress and joy on?
Paul Murphy shares on Elijah, from 1 Kings 16-19.
Dr. Joshua Greever shares from Revelation 7.
Dr. Joshua Greever shares from Revelation 5.
Dr. Jared Compton shares from Mark 5:1-20.
Josh Johnson shares from John 6:41-69, Jesus' Unexpected Words.
Dr. Tim Tomlinson shares from Matthew 5:13-16.
Nick Frost shares from 1 Peter 1:10-12.
God has spoke again into the dark world and said, (by sending Jesus), Let there be light. Here he is world. Look at him. Your savior. The Light of the World! You no longer need to live in darkness. He has arrived! FOR YOU!
Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father but through Him. Jesus alone provides the assurance we need to fully put our faith in Him.
As we continue in our Christmas series, A Weary World Rejoices, let us consider how Christmas can be for the unsettled and conflicted, as Jesus is peace!
As we begin our new Christmas series, A Weary World Rejoices, let us consider how Christmas can be for the lonely, as Jesus is family!
Dr. Andy Naselli shares from Psalm 2.
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.