Sharing Life

Sunday, September 12, 2010 Today is “Back to Church” Sunday. But what do we really mean when we say “church”? Sometimes when we say “church” we mean the church building. Sometimes we have in mind the experience of worshiping together on Sunday morning. Ultimately, we have to see that “church”

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Back to Church Sunday

Sunday, September 5, 2010 As fall begins and kids go back to school, people also seem to go back to church. With this in mind, some outreach-minded church leaders are encouraging churches across the country to see next Sunday as “Back to Church Sunday”. Consider these statistics from backtochurch.com. A study

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Preparing for Our Day of Prayer

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 All of us in leadership at Calvary East are asking that everyone in our church family set aside some time to pray for God’s direction and blessing upon the ministry of our church this Thursday. You can read more about the rationale behind this call to

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A Call to Prayer

Sunday, August 22, 2010 A few weeks ago, my Sunday morning message focused on Isaiah 58. In that chapter, God confronts the people of Israel for urgently seeking Him through fasting and prayer, while living a life of disobedience. His objective was to bring their behavior into conformity with their

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Back from Vacation

Sunday, August 15, 2010 In most jobs, when you go away on vacation, nothing gets done. You dread coming back, because you know things will be piled up waiting for you. My experience in coming back from my vacation hasn’t been like that. Calvary East has several competent leaders who

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More on the Biblical Idea of Fasting

Sunday, August 1, 2010 In our study of Isaiah 58 this morning, we touch upon the subject of fasting. Since God is confronting His people’s hypocrisy, not much is said to elaborate on what fasting is. Although we are never directly commanded to fast, it is clear that Jesus and

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Why an Installation Service?

Sunday, July 18, 2010 Much of our worship service today is focused on officially installing Jared Ransom in his role as Minister of Worship and Community Life. Why are we making such a big deal about this? After all, Jared has already spent a year serving with us as an

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A Great Start

Sunday, July 4, 2010 It was just one month ago that Jared Ransom completed his internship through Calvary (Drake) and moved into his part-time role as Minister of Worship and Community Life at Calvary East. Nevertheless, last weekend gave us a great indication of what God can do through Jared’s

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A Father's Legacy

Sunday, June 20, 2010 What would you say about a father who committed adultery and later fathered a son through the same woman after arranging for her husband’s murder? What hope could there be for such a man to leave a spiritual legacy for his son? Through the grace of

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A Father’s Legacy

Sunday, June 20, 2010 What would you say about a father who committed adultery and later fathered a son through the same woman after arranging for her husband’s murder? What hope could there be for such a man to leave a spiritual legacy for his son? Through the grace of

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