New Sermon Series for Fall 2015

As the discouragements and frustrations of life wear away at our souls, we become jaded and cynical. Pop psychology gurus urge us to see things in a positive light, but their enthusiasm is empty. Our true need is to look up and recognize the blessings of God. In the first

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Side by Side: Fall 2015 Growth Group Study

On Sunday, September 20, Calvary East will begin a new ten week series of men’s and women’s Sunday morning Growth Groups during our 9 a.m. Sunday School hour. Our focus will be a new book by Edward T. Welch titled, Side by Side. Welch is a counselor and faculty member

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New Youth Minister

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 This week Chris Johnson begins his ministry as Calvary East’s first full-time Youth Minister. Our search began eighteen months ago after our members affirmed the creation of this new staff position. Applications were received from people as far away as Florida and California, but before our

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Recommended Book: True Paradox

Sunday, May 24, 2015 Life is complex, but if a worldview is true, it should explain why many experiences in life seem so paradoxical. David Skeel makes this point in his book, True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World (Intervarsity, 2014). Skeel considers five areas of human

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New Series for 2015: Revelation

  The book of Revelation has to be one of the most misunderstood books in the Bible. As we set out to study this book in the new year, we need to beware of several misconceptions. First, even faithful Christians often make the mistake of calling it “Revelations” (plural). But

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Those Who Serve: Titles at Calvary East

Sunday, March 2, 2014 The titles used in churches can be confusing. Every congregation seems to have their own terms and definitions that express something of their concept of what it means to be a church.  Here’s how we use titles at Calvary East. Elder and Pastor In some contexts

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Learning God's Word

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Psalm 119:73 ESV Until Johannes Gutenberg invented his printing press in 1450, the only way Christians could learn the Bible was by hearing it read at church. But church services were

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Learning God’s Word

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Psalm 119:73 ESV Until Johannes Gutenberg invented his printing press in 1450, the only way Christians could learn the Bible was by hearing it read at church. But church services were

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Getting the Point

Sunday, January 11, 2015 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12 ESV God’s Word is sharp and pointed, but we don’t always handle

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Let the Little Children Come

  Early on in the brief history of our church, many of our families had young children, and during holidays like Christmas and Easter, no one really wanted to miss the worship service in order to lead a separate worship time for kids. The obvious solution was to include children

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