New Series for Fall 2014

Fitting together all the pieces of life is a challenge. Our best efforts fall far short, but in Jesus Christ we find all we need to become spiritually mature and truly complete. The Apostle Paul explains the fullness of life in Christ in his letter to the Colossians. This fall

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New Series for Summer 2014

It’s one of the last subjects anyone wants to discuss, but something we desperately need to know. How do we endure times of suffering? The final chapters of the New Testament letter to the Hebrews tell us. To help believers stay faithful, the author has corrected the false sensationalism of

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New Series for Spring 2014

Faster than a speeding bullet? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? No, that’s the imaginary stuff of comic books. The true biblical heroes of faith didn’t have super powers. They were simply normal people who trusted God in the face of real life challenges. This spring at

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Waiting for Change

Sunday, February 16, 2014 The Bible speaks a lot about people changing. Various passages refer to repenting, growing, and maturing. It even indicates that every Christian should play a role in helping people around us change. In fact, church leaders are particularly responsible to press for change. In 2 Timothy

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The Church as Family

Sunday, February 9, 2014 How do you think about the church? Some think of the church as an authority structure like the government. Some approach it like a theater where they go to be entertained. For some it’s a religious school. But when the New Testament was written believers related

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New Series for 2014

It was only a brief conversation, but it made a lasting impression on me. I had encouraged a woman to visit a church, but she said she couldn’t because people there had everything together. She didn’t feel she could ever measure up. On another occasion someone else expressed the same

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Calvary East Pastor Receives Doctorate

December 9, 2013 On Friday, December 13,  Bryan Craddock, Pastor of Calvary Bible Church East in Comstock, will receive the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, for his research into the religious practices and culture of Comstock Millennials. The graduation can be viewed

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Christmas Series for 2013

I love celebrating Christmas. I grew to love it even more when I became a Christian and began to understand the significance of Jesus’ birth. But even before that, I loved the carols, the decorations, and the presents. It’s a special time of year. But it’s also a hard time

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Fun Gifts for Northeastern Elementary

Sunday, November 3, 2013   A carload full of balls, bats, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk were collected by the Calvary Bible Church East church family and delivered to Kalamazoo’s Northeastern Elementary School last week. The church, located just a mile and a half east of the school, launched the

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