Sunday Mornings in October

Within every human heart there lurks a perverse impulse to disguise our true character.  Many of us build our masks with such pious words and religious activity, that we even deceive ourselves. This October at Calvary East our year-long journey through the Bible brings us to key chapters in the

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Read the New Testament in Just 3 Months

Sunday, September 26, 2010 Throughout 2010 we have been reading through the Bible at Calvary East. If you’ve been able to keep on schedule, then you will finish the Old Testament this Tuesday. Congratulations! If you haven’t been reading along with us or have fallen behind, make a fresh start

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Initiative in Ministry

Sunday, September 19, 2010 Last week I challenged all of us at Calvary East to select two people from our church family to pray for regularly throughout the fall. This challenge wasn’t a random idea. It flows from a core conviction I have about  ministry and spiritual growth. Often when

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Calvary East Adopts Bortons

Monday, September 13, 2010 Yesterday Calvary Bible Church East took its first major step in world missions involvement as the congregation affirmed the decision of the Church Council to adopt Mark and Marcia Borton as the church’s first missionaries. Since Calvary East began in January 2007, the congregation gave financial

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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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