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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What the Bible Teaches About the Devil

Thursday, October 31, 2013 Halloween brings out some pretty silly ideas about the devil—red cape, horns and tail, pitchfork. But none of that has anything to do with biblical teaching about the devil. Honestly, the biblical story is a lot scarier. The Bible tells us that the devil was created

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New Series for Late Fall 2013

We all have a stubborn side. The right kind of stubbornness can be good. But the wrong kind can darken our souls, cutting us off from life, peace, maturity, and hope. The New Testament letter to the Hebrews helps us find the right ways to channel that stubborn impulse. We

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Fall 2013 Growth Groups Start Oct 13

Every fall and spring at Calvary East, we take a break from our 9 a.m. adult Sunday school class to offer smaller group studies that we call Growth Groups. This fall we are offering a group for men and a group for women. Both studies are based upon books, but

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