A Series and a Podcast

September 20, 2020 I preach sermons. Every Sunday morning, I work my way verse-by-verse through passages of Scripture and even entire books of the Bible. It took me two and a half years to complete the Gospel of Luke. For the past seven years, each of sermon was recorded and

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Indoor Worship Resumes September 20

We have decided to move back into our sanctuary for worship on Sunday, September 20. To allow for adequate social distance we will have two duplicate services, one at 9 a.m. and the other at 11 a.m. We will not be offering any classes or childcare yet, but our video room and nursing

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Outdoor Worship Begins June 14

To our church family: We are looking forward to resuming in-person worship services at Calvary East on Sunday, June 14. The most recent version of the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders allow for outdoor gatherings of 100 people or less as of June 8 and 250 or less as

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Wisdom Online

  Sunday, April 12, 2020 The other day I received an advertisement for a new book. The author was warning people about the ways online interaction falls short of true Christian fellowship. Of course, the book and advertisement were put together months ago. Neither the author nor the publisher anticipated

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Church Outside the Building

Sunday, March 22, 2020 I have always taught that the church is not a building but a group of people. The Coronavirus pandemic is testing whether we genuinely believe that. We cannot meet in our building, or gather anywhere as a large group for at least three weeks. Thanks to

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Neon Youth Coronavirus Update

Monday, March 16, 2020 As you know, our nation, state, and communities have been adjusting to the Coronavirus spread. We are going to be adjusting too.  We are cancelling our Wednesday meeting, as well as Sunday school, this week. As for next week and beyond, I will update you as we get closer. 

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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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Choosing a Bible

Buying a Bible can be confusing. Bookstores offer several different translations in countless formats. Why are there so many options? How do you make a choice? Here are a few thoughts to help. One reason for the variety is that the Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic

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Winter 2020 Growth Groups

Plan to join us as we begin a new eight-week Growth Group session in our Sunday morning adult class on Sunday February 2. We meet for prayer at 9 a.m. and then divide up into men’s and women’s groups for a time of interactive Bible study. We will go through

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