This Week at Calvary!
Hi Calvary Family,
It was a blessing to be able to start our new series, It's Easter... So, What? Each week we will explore why Easter should mean so much to us and how we should live in light of Easter.
This week we looked at The Newness of Life: Romans 6:1-11. One important question we need to ask is do we consider ourselves dead to sin? If we die to sin, we are raised into the the newness of life. Romans 6-7 walks us through how Jesus defeats death:
- The old man is dead (6:6-11)
- The old monarch is dethroned (6:12-14)
- The old master is defeated (6:15-23)
- The old marriage is dissolved (7:1-4)
As we think and pray through this new series I want to encourage you to seek out sins that you have not died too. We all have areas in our life where we are not living in the newness of life. Let's seek Christ in dying to our sins.
I want to also so how thankful and excited I am that we surpassed our Annie Armstrong goal! It is so encouraging that each of you contributed so profoundly! Below is a letter from WMU Director Sandra Sammons, expressing their appreciation. I encourage you to read it.
I am praying for you this week!
Dear Church Family,
Can I hear a “Glory, hallelujah”?
By God’s provision of resources and his movement in our hearts, we have given $20,000 for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering supporting missionaries sharing the Gospel all over North America!
To say we have exceeded our goal is an understatement! This was almost triple our goal, which was set lower in consideration of the recent Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international Missions and the Thailand church air conditioning fund raising that followed.
However, we see that God is showing us to aim higher so that it stretches our faith and challenges us to make missions a priority even to the point of sacrifice, if needed. We have so much to be thankful for and to celebrate!
Let me commend you for being faithful and generous in giving to support our Southern Baptist missionaries both at home and abroad.
Let me also suggest that even now we go ahead and set personal challenging goals for giving to these offerings when they come about again so that we go beyond what we can see our way clear to give and make it a faith offering that instead relies on trusting and obeying God.
To God be the glory! Great things He has done! Amen and Amen!