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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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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