Author Archives: Pastor John

At Calvary – Episode 71 – Discipleship, Openness, and Safety

We talk about encouraging one another, but have you ever really thought about what conditions will make it possible to encourage others? They are asking questions. They are asking… Do you really care? When you find out about my real … Continue reading

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God Loves Us More Than We Understand

I have a bad habit in my prayer life. It isn’t that I don’t bring my requests to God. It isn’t that I don’t believe that God can answer my prayers. My habit is that I routinely decide which needs … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 70 – Prayer and Discovering the Will of God

We are told that God hears us when we pray, but what is prayer? How does a person learn how to pray? Is there a certain way to pray? These are significant questions. They are connected to the question of … Continue reading

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God’s Value to Us

There are a couple of ways to measure what we value. The first way to measure what we value is what we are willing to pay or sacrifice to get it. The other way is how does what we value … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 69 – Faith Heard Around the World

Too often we forget that people are watching us. It isn’t that folks are nosy, it is just the way people are. We notice the people in our lives. We notice when people are kind. We notice when people are … Continue reading

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Conquering the Callous Heart

I’m pretty sure that no one wakes up and says, “I want to have a callous heart.” Nor do they say, “I want to rebel against the good that God has planned for me.” Yet, we’ve all done it. When … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 68b – Grace and Peace Because of the Father and the Son

Do you need some encouraging music to help your day? This second half of the “At Calvary!” podcast features both the worship time and the after-concert given by Cross Contamination. We hope you enjoy it! Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 68a – Grace and Peace Because of the Father and the Son

Peace. Grace. They are profound words, and yet too often they are used without real understanding. Many don’t understand what they are, and many don’t understand how important they are. Jesus tells us that He gives us His peace. We … Continue reading

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Giving Up the Terrible Toos

I have a suspicion. I don’t think we ever grow out of the terrible twos. Wait, no, I think we do grow out of those terrible twos. But, we exchange them for some different. We exchange them for the terrible … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 67b – Called, Set Apart and Loved

Do you need some encouraging music to help your day? This second half of the “At Calvary!” podcast features both the worship time and the after-concert given by Cross Contamination. We hope you enjoy it! Looking for more? You can … Continue reading

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