New Sermon Series for Fall 2018

Our educational system focuses on acquiring facts and regurgitating them. So, we associate learning with classrooms, books, homework and exams. The word disciple means “learner,” but the disciples of Jesus learned in a very different way. The Gospels tell us that he called them to follow him. Those who were

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Serve in September & October 2018

Today we are launching a new approach to scheduling people to serve in the various roles that need to be filled each Sunday at Calvary East. Our sign-up form  for September and October invites you to respond to four prompts: (Role) I am interested in serving as… (Frequency) I would like

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Church Is Not a Show

Sunday, July 22, 2018 In our culture, when you walk into a building with a stage and rows of seats, you expect a show. You need not interact with anyone. You simply pay your money, enjoy the entertainment (or not), and carry on with your life. No further commitment is

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Thoughts on Baptism

Baptism can be a touchy subject. For centuries, Christians have debated what baptism really amounts to (salvation, conversion, professing faith, joining the church, or receiving the Holy Spirit), when someone should be baptized (in infancy, immediately after professing faith in Christ, or after reaching a certain level of spiritual maturity),

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The Problem with Hype

We originally published this article on Sunday, February 28, 2016, but it seems even more relevant today. We live in a world driven by hype. People exaggerate claims and dramatize issues. Sometimes the goal is to generate a sense of excitement, but often people use hype to provoke anger or

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Yesterday, Today, & Forever

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 As I thought back over the past year of ministry at Calvary East, this verse from Hebrews came to mind. The author places it right after a verse on following the example of your spiritual leaders and right

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