Continual Repentance

This prayer was taken from The Valley of Vision and I believe is quite beautiful.  Hope it is a great encouragement to you. O God of Grace, Thou has imputed my sin to my substitute Jesus, and has imputed his righteousness to my soul, clothing me with a bridegroom’s robe, decking me with jewels of […]

Inside Out: Making Impossible Obedience Possible

I trust that you had a wonderful Easter Weekend last week as you celebrated our Risen Lord! Today, I want to begin a series entitled “Inside Out: Making Impossible Obedience Possible.”  We recognize the Scripture is full of commands by our Lord; commands that seem utterly impossible to fulfill.  So, how is it that we […]

Where is God when Earthquakes and Tsunamis Strike?

Over the last 10 days we have all been moved by the stories, pictures, and video of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. Thousands of people have lost their lives, thousands more have lost all of their worldly possessions, and there continues to be tremendous uncertainty and unrest throughout the country. While watching these […]

Living Missionally in a Post-Christian World

Several Sunday’s ago we began painting a picture for you of the vision of our church.  As we talked about the desire to see every individual have a faith that is Personal, Growing, and Serving, we shared with you the framework that we would use to help us give direction to our ministry moving forward. […]

Core Value #6: Mercy Ministries

Can I ask you a couple of questions? How do you feel when you encounter someone on the street who is peddling for money? What do you think our response should be to the drug addict, the woman who sells herself to feed her family, or the person who walks up to you and asks […]

Core Value #5: Loving Community

In my last post, as we gathered together around God’s word, we considered the importance of our historic Baptist convictions.  Specifically: believer’s baptism, regenerate church membership, the priesthood of all believers, and congregational governance. As we considered each of these, we saw they had a corporate component to them: Believer’s baptism: identifying with Christ and […]

Historic Convictions

A Royal Priesthood: His church reflecting His kingdom to the world! Today, I would like for us to spend our time considering Calvary’s Core Value #4: Historic Baptist Convictions.  This core value states: We minister in accordance with historic Baptist convictions on believer’s baptism, regenerate church membership, the priesthood of all believers, and congregational governance. […]