Author Archives: Pastor John

A Little Rebellion Is Worth It

How do you usually approach improving yourself? Do you do it piecemeal? Do you use motivational phrases? We know that God urges us to be like Jesus. Yet, have we considered how He speaks of getting there? Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 13 – How Do I Pray with Confidence for the Lost?

As everyone thinks anew about spiritual matters and how God meets us in our struggles, many of us are finding God-conversations more normal. So, how do we pray for our lost friends and family members and how can we share … Continue reading

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Is Following Complicated?

Sometimes we make things difficult that are actually straight forward.  Have you ever put together a tent?  I have seen people spend what seemed like hours in a jumbled up mess.  Then, suddenly, they looked at the directions in a … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 12 – Trust in the Lord… During a Pandemic?

We are in the middle of what our medical experts call a global pandemic. That means that there is a viral outbreak spreading across the globe. Yes, I am talking about the coronavirus. Our topic today: what does trusting the Lord look like during such an event? Continue reading

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An Encounter with God

I have a wonderment this week. I wonder if the only ones who truly try to meet with God are the fringe elements of our family. No, I am not talking about all of us who have meetings about God, but when it comes to meeting God on a Sunday morning (or any day of the week for that matter) is an experience of God’s presence only reserved for the fanatic or the disturbed? Continue reading

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It’s Not About Doing, It’s About Being

Think with me for a moment about the rich young ruler in Mark 10. Notice that the man thought about what he could ‘do’ to be saved. He asked Jesus, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life.” … Continue reading

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What Makes Church Different

Have you ever thought about what difference there is between worshiping God on your own by the lake and worshiping God with God’s people on a Saturday night or Sunday morning? Hebrews 10 says, “Let us hold fast the confession … Continue reading

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