Blessing upon Blessing

November 27, 2016 I felt incredibly blessed last weekend. On Sunday, I received a box full of Pastor Appreciation notes and gifts. On Monday, Chris Johnson and I were able to deliver the coats and boots that were donated on short notice for students at Green Meadow Elementary School. Times

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New Series for Sept-Oct 2016

Do you ever feel disappointed, lost, or confused when it comes to decisions about marriage, parenting, or work? We try to chart our own course, but it never works out as we envision. Jesus came, not only to give us eternal life, but to lead us back to God’s design

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New Series for Spring-Summer 2016

  Sometimes we’re overwhelmed by the bewildering number of choices. Sometimes we’re paralyzed with fear. Sometimes we’re tired and want to give up. Sometimes we’re stubborn. Sometimes we’re lazy. Sometimes we face opposition or the temptation to choose another course. When God graciously draws us into a relationship with Jesus

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Wait for the Lord

January 24, 2016 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope. Psalm 130:5 ESV Waiting is an unavoidable reality of life. We wait for food to cook, trips to be completed, people to arrive, seasons to pass, sicknesses to heal… need I continue? We

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New Series for 2016

As new life bursts forth each spring, every person desperately needs to experience a springtime of the soul. Only God can make someone spiritually alive, and whenever he does, it is a wondrous gift of his amazing grace. In Ephesians 2 and 3 the Apostle Paul tells stories of God’s

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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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