Bearing One Another's Burdens

Sunday, October 10, 2010 When I think of bearing someone else’s burden, I often think of Simon of Cyrene, the man that the Roman guard “compelled” to carry Jesus’ cross the rest of the way to Calvary. They didn’t just ask Simon to lift up the cross so that Jesus

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An October Opportunity

Sunday, October 3, 2010 There is one week out of the year where whole neighborhoods are out in the street with a common purpose. October 31st is Halloween and we want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to share the love of Christ with those we live near. We

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A Letter to Calvary East

September 24, 2010 Dear Roger and friends at Calvary Bible Church East: On behalf of the staff and clients of Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, please accept our thanks for the generous gift you recently presented to us of school supplies, socks and underwear. These are very practical gifts that will certainly

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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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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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