Calvary was recognized on November 13th for the contribution of over 1 million dollars to the ministry of CRU! A milestone award was presented in the service followed by a word of appreciation from CRU president Steve Douglas.
Dear Calvary Community Church,
I want to take this opportunity to thank you personally for your generous partnership with the ministries of CRU. I especially appreciate your support of our Campus Ministry, various international projects, and numerous staff members through the years. We can only begin to imagine the impact your giving has had in the eternal destiny of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people.
Thank you for your generous and faithful partnership in helping fulfill the Great Commission, and for investing financially in what God is doing around the world in drawing people to himself in every tribe, tongue and nation.
We look forward to continued partnership with you as we help build spiritual movements everywhere, so that everyone will know someone who truly follows Jesus.
May God bless you with His abundant goodness and grace.
Yours in Christ,
I had a class on preaching once, many years ago, from a pastor and a professor. And here is what he argued was the key question the preacher must ask of every text of Scripture:
2 Corinthians and The Whole Story
The reason that we began the Whole Story sermon series in January of last year was for the simple reason that we wanted to inspire you to read the Bible.
In the unsearchable counsel of God's will for the world, he has so designed that salvation will come through the church, that body of people gathered by the power of his Holy Spirit.
Why Should I Read The Bible?
Most days I love waking up, coffeeing up, praying up, and then gobbling up the Bible. But not every day. I’m just like you in that. I need reminding about why the Bible — God’s Whole Story — is an important part of my day, for every other part of my day.
One of the dangers of reading the stories of those followers of Jesus that we find in the Bible is we can treat them as if they are almost super-human.
Martin Luther warned that the people of the church are always in danger of their hearts straying from the truth of the good news of the kingdom of God found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
The Whole Story
On Sunday, January 7th, we will begin a year and a half exploration of the whole story of the whole Bible...
1 Corinthians (part two)
This last Sunday in our Gathering, we studied the book of 1 Corinthians together. The week of preparation leading up to that moment in the pulpit was deeply encouraging, as I sat at the feet of Paul, and watched him apply the reality of Jesus and the fullness of the Good News to four main issues in the lives of Christians in the church at Corinth. I discovered that each issue was a case study in the application of the good news to the very practical matters of our lives.