- ReadThis Week at Calvary!January 18, 2020
Hi Calvary Family,
I hope and pray you all were able to join us for service yesterday, whether it was online or in-person. If you did, you will remember that we watched a short, but powerful video on Martin Luther King Jr. and his desire to pursue loving his enemies rather than hating them. He once said, "I have decided to stick to love... hate is too great a burden to bear."
I pray that beginning today, as we remember Dr. King's legacy, we will choose to love whatever enemies face us rather than hate.
A tangible way to show love today is to give towards the Calvary in Thailand fundraiser. Our goal is $20,000 as they are in need of air conditioners. You can give by clicking here.
As we seek to love this week, remember our passage from Sunday:
For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. - Matthew 6:15
Choose this week to show love towards others by forgiving them as our Father has forgiven us.
P.S. As you pray this week about giving to Calvary in Thailand, be sure to also pray that their ministry there will continue to grow!
- Kenny Grant published a newsletterReadThis Week at Calvary!January 11, 2020
Hi Calvary Family,
What a blessing yesterday was! It was great to continue in our series, As it is in Heaven, diving in together into the Lord's Prayer. This prayer teaches us how to pray and, if you remember, we discovered 5 truths about prayer and life. Prayer should be (1) regular, (2) real, (3) relational, (4) reverential, and (5) reliant.
Here are some ways to practice prayer this week...
- Be in prayer for our business meeting this Sunday, January 17th at 9:00 am. We are ready and eager to present our annual business to you and hope you will join us.
- Pray about how God is calling you to give towards the Calvary in Thailand fundraiser. Our goal is $20,000 as they are in need of air conditioners. You can give by clicking here.
As we follow these 5 truths this week, remember what the scriptures say:
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. - 1 John 5:14
I am praying with you this week!
P.S. I can't wait to see you all at our business meeting this Sunday at 9:00 am in the Worship Center!
- Calvary Baptist Temple posted an announcement
Wednesday Nights are Back!Wednesday Night Bible Study resumes this Wednesday, January 6th, at 6:30 pm! We are in a new location, the Worship Center! There will be children and preschool care. We can't wait to see you!
Psalm 100: Make a Joyful Noise!
By Jacob Mock
This week our Bible reading plan brings us to Psalm 100, which is a brief five verses:
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
I see the beginning of this Psalm as a call to worship. The author is calling the whole earth to make a joyful noise to God! Singing and praising God is something that we as the Church should do every day, not just on Sundays. We have so many reasons to praise and worship the Lord. Take a moment and count your blessings! Think about all that God has done for you. Think of His provision and protection over your life. Think about His goodness. Most importantly, think about the gospel of Jesus Christ! As you think about all these things, allow your thankfulness to overflow as praises to the Lord. Our thankfulness should also overflow as service to God. We are not called to be spectators of God’s work, we are called to participate in it! So let’s serve the Lord and be glad!
We can be confident that God is exactly who He says He is. He made you and me, and that makes us His! Aren’t you thankful that the God of the universe created you and calls you His own? As you begin your week, don’t forget to spend time thanking God for all He’s done. Psalm 100 reminds us that God truly is good, His love is steadfast, His love endures forever, and He is faithful! Spend some time reflecting on how God has shown you His love, goodness, and faithfulness in your life. And don’t forget to be thankful!