New Series for Fall 2017

  Five hundred years ago a German monk named Martin Luther wanted to debate the Roman Catholic practice of granting indulgences. The official teaching of the Church was that after death Christians needed to undergo purification in purgatory before they could enter heaven. An indulgence shortened a person’s time in

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Staying the Course

Sunday, August 20, 2017 We live in stormy times. Consider the headlines of the last week: threats of a nuclear attack from North Korea, a racially motivated attack in Charlottesville, a terrorist attack in Barcelona. How are Christians to respond? Should we seek to be a prophetic voice of conscience

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New Series for Summer 2017

When you walk into a ferocious headwind, you instinctively lean into it. You scrunch up your eyes and clench your jaw with determination. You plod forward, fighting for every step. But those heading in the opposite direction bound along effortlessly. They seem footloose and free, but their reckless lack of

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Reaching Beyond Kalamazoo

Four years ago we began posting videos of our Sunday morning sermons on YouTube. With the addition of the sermon from our tenth anniversary celebration, we now have 170 videos online. We haven’t shattered any records, but the statistics are still encouraging. Here is where we stand as of January

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How God Has Worked

  Calvary East was launched on January 21, 2007. We asked our church family to reflect on how God has worked through the years. Here are their responses.  He provided me with friends who have stepped into my life to be God’s personal touch to me during an intense trial.

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New Series on Judges

Everyone did what was right in his own eyes, so God gave them over to their enemies. But when they cried for help, he raised up judges to save them. On January 29, we will begin a 16-part study of the Old Testament book of Judges in our 10:30 a.m.

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Why I’m a Pastor

Sunday, November 13, 2011 The title “pastor” comes from the Latin word for shepherd. Jesus, Peter, and Paul all use the word shepherd to capture what it means to lead the church. Spiritual shepherding involves leading a flock, feeding them with God’s truth, protecting them from spiritual attack, and seeking

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