As we remember God's provision in the life of our own church one year ago, when we took possession of a building of our own for the first time, we look at the example of David's model prayer in First Chronicles 29. In this article we consider how David opened his prayer--with blessing and praise....Keep Reading
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God is sovereign over a person’s salvation, but he uses means and the Scriptures are clear that parents have a big responsibility here. So parenting is a wonderful but weighty task, which causes as much anxiety as joy. Therefore, here are a few wisdom principles for raising the next generation....
Calvary Grace Church's response to the federal government's refusal to allow modification or adaptation of its abortion-affirming Canada Summer Jobs application attestation requirement....
The text of a letter submitted to Economic Development Canada accompanying our church's application for Canada Summer Jobs program funding. It explains why we cannot in good conscience express the words of the attestation imposed as a requirement by the Trudeau government on organizations applying for this funding. It is our belief that the attestation requirement infringes on the Charter rights of Canadians who hold to pro-life views and to a biblical definition of sexuality and marriage....
We need wisdom to stand firm on sound doctrine in the face of an increasingly anti-Christian culture. We need wisdom for the trials of fighting sin and temptation. We need wisdom for physical or relational difficulties. And note this: we need wisdom to make decisions, but God is primarily concerned about forming character....
Sermon listening is a central part of the Christian life, and so why not learn more about it? Christopher Ash has written a very short but very useful booklet called Listen Up! A practical guide to listening to sermons, filled with useful tips and challenging questions that will help you “take care…how you hear” (Luke 8:18). After getting started with Gathering One2One, we strongly urge you to find and use this book....
A discipleship project designed with the hope of fostering this kind of culture in the life of the church. It seeks to see any, and every, Christian believer, regardless of their maturity or learning, equipped to help others grow and being helped to grow by others. The aim is to see every member of the church taking the initiative to meet with other members, one-to-one and peer-to-peer, to minister to each other. ...
Sometimes God provides spectacularly in the life of an individual or a church. On Calvary Grace's first anniversary as "homeowners" in a building of its own, we pause to consider the example of King David's Israel after God ordains a staggering offering by his people for his Temple, seeking wisdom on how to pray after God pours out blessings....Keep Reading
We can’t understand the amazing prayer offered in First Chronicles 29 unless we first understand the man who offered it. In this article, we’re going to look at King David, a "man on a mission." We’ll review what brought him to that moment, in order to help us grasp why he prayed the way he did....Keep Reading
So at the beginning of the New Year, make devotional heart work a priority and tap into the life giving Spirit of Christ (John 7:38-39). ...Keep Reading
We’ll wrap up this newsletter series by introducing three new e-book Ministry Guides you can download to help you with this ministry, along with providing (all in one place) the links to the Study Outlines introduced over the past month...Keep Reading
ACTS stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. When gathering one-to-one for prayer, you simply take turns, each praying a prayer of adoration, then each praying a prayer of confession, and so on....Keep Reading
Sermon listening is a central part of the Christian life, and so why not learn more about it? Christopher Ash has written a very short but very useful booklet called Listen Up! A practical guide to listening to sermons, filled with useful tips and challenging questions that will help you “take care…how you hear” (Luke 8:18). After getting started with Gathering One2O...Keep Reading
Paul always presented his desires to God, so that if God answered his prayer, his desires would be met in God’s way. So Paul’s Gospel is the channel of his prayers. Paul’s Gospel is the motivation for his prayers Paul’s Gospel is the goal of his prayers. ...Keep Reading
As Christians, we insist that truth can be known. Truth is objective and the most important truths we can know are centered in God and presented in his Word. ...Keep Reading
The conviction that drives this work is stated up front: “it is good when when people who can read, do read and study the Bible; but it is vital that all people, without exception, hear the Bible preached”. Ash’s aim, then, is to help Christians “‘consider carefully how you listen’ (Luke 8 v 8).”...Keep Reading
Prayer is hard work. External distractions may be managed by going into another room and leaving our phone out of reach, but what about internal distractions, how do we manage those?...Keep Reading
When the exiles returned from Babylon they rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah tells us that, “each laboured on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other.” (4.17). They didn’t have the luxury of focusing entirely upon the building work, since they were in a hostile environment. But they couldn’t simply focus on fighting all of the time; they had...Keep Reading
Continuing with Thomas Watson on characteristics of the godly person from “The Godly Man’s Picture”:...Keep Reading
Since we believe Paul when he said, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3.16), then we all want to know our bibles better. Obviously, the starting point for this is to read the bible. But there are some things that can help us to do that. Here are four ways to know you...Keep Reading
There is no doubt that the key to Christian life and growth is communion with God…on your own! You’ll hear many people say that they pray throughout the day with arrow prayers or they pray with other people. This is good, but this is not the foundation. Jesus constantly went to be with his Father in prayer (Matt. 26:36; Mark1:35; Luke 4:42, 5:16, 6:12). If he did this,...Keep Reading
The Lord’s instructions are simple. You pray to me and ask. I will supply you with what you need to bring you through. You will praise me. The part we play is to ask for and receive help. The part God plays is to provide in response and receive our praise. The provider gets the praise the receivers get the reward of God’s help....Keep Reading
This coming weekend, our annual January conference will take place. Ryan Fullerton, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and a former roommate of Pastor Clint’s, will be preaching on the subject of “Abiding Love: Learning to Love in a Cold World.” I’ve said before that God has blessed this man as a preacher; here’s a message I had the privil...Keep Reading