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Sunday at the Fair

Calvary Baptist Church is going to the Warren County Fair! Our Sunday worship service will be at 8:30 AM at the Warren County Fairgrounds. The service will be held at the Friends of 4H/Bill Riley Talent Search free stage right … Continue reading

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Sacrificing to God

Worship. Sacrifice. As Christians we think of those two words as separate things. However, those two words are deeply connected in both Scripture and life. When we worship we want to declare that God has supreme value to us. We … Continue reading

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Connect with God in Worship

A couple of weeks ago my family went on a staycation to Jester Park (northwest of Des Moines). We had a wonderful time in nature and lots of fun playing games together. It was a good time to connect as … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Knowing God

Mysteries. They catch my fascination. I love a good who-done-it. They stretch my mind. They capture my imagination. They make me want to solve the puzzle before it is revealed. Have you ever thought of the wonderful mystery of knowing … 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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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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Touching the Throne of God

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to just say, all the time and without stopping, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come”? Does it strike you as fun? Does it scratch your back? Does it fulfill your felt needs? I suspect that the answer to those questions is, “No.” So, why do the four living creatures do it? What compels them to do that? What compels them to say that phrase over and over and to never stop doing it? Good question. Continue reading

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Musings from Camp

This week our students are going to camp. This will be the second camp of the summer for our church. The first camp, Children’s Camp, was absolutely wonderful. Children playing, worshipping Jesus, and growing in Him is amazing. There is … Continue reading

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We Can Worship

We read in the Psalms, “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. 3 Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep … Continue reading

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Mediocrity with Jesus?

Mediocrity. When you hear that word, what do you think about? When I think about mediocrity I think about not trying. I think about settling for less because it is easier. When I think about my relationships, especially my relationship with God, I don’t want to be mediocre. Continue reading

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