In View of the Resurrection, 2

Isaiah 53:5, 7 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed… He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. With graphic detail, the Old […]

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In View of the Resurrection, 1

Philippians 2:5–8 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. With the celebration […]

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March Suggested Book of the Month

SUGGESTED BOOK OF THE MONTH The Gospel-Centered Life by Robert Thune and Will Walker The Gospel-Centered Life is an interactive workbook that considers the practical affects of the gospel being the primary thrust of the Christians life. The authors argue that the gospel is not merely a gateway into heaven but the very means by which and through which the Christian life is to be lived. They then answer the question, “What does the gospel-centered […]

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February Suggested Book of the Month

SUGGESTED BOOK OF THE MONTH Addictions, A Banquet in the Grave by Edward Welch Edward Welch’s book Addictions is a wonderful resource for those who are wrestling with addictions or are helping someone who is. Published by Resources for Changing Lives, this resource approaches the problem of addiction from a biblical perspective. Mr Welch does not dismiss the physical, emotional, social and environmental factors that come into play with a persons addictions, but he consistently […]

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January Suggested Book of the Month

SUGGESTED BOOK OF THE MONTH Stop Behaving: A Gospel-Centered Devotional for Men by Jerrad Lopes Jerrad Lopes is the founder of the ministry/podcast “Dad Tired”. Dad Tired is a gospel-centered outreach to husbands and fathers meant to encourage and challenge men to faithfully follow hard after Christ, in all of our short comings and failures. Jerrad Lopes recently authored Stop Behaving, a daily devotional book that is split into four one-week sections. In this devotional, […]

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December Suggested Book of the Month

SUGGESTED BOOK OF THE MONTH I Am a Church Member by Thom Rainer This short, quick read of a book packs a lot truth for the body of Christ to consider. Thom Rainer’s book, “I Am a Church Member” challenges the church to consider what it means to be the church and to be committed to its life and ministry. In six short chapters Thom explains what it means to be a functioning, unifying, serving, […]

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November Suggested Book of the Month

SUGGESTED BOOK OF THE MONTH The Attributes of God by A. W. Pink There are myriads of things we can pursue in our lives. Some things we might look back on as a waste of time and energy, other things we can look back at and see that our pursuit was worthwhile. For the Christian, our pursuit of God will never be wasted time. It is never a futile activity for us to seek to […]

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The Lawrence Lantz Family

It was a great joy to hear from Lawrence Lantz this past summer as he shared about the great work the Lord is doing in Ngora, Uganda. Below is a video highlighting some of the things he shared as well as a brief history of God’s leading in their lives. You can keep up with the Lantz’s as well as our other missionaries here.

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Mutual Encouragement in the Gospel

This fall we had the opportunity to send a team from Calvary to the Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission annual field conference. Members from our team spoke during the main sessions, led music during the conference, led a VBS, led classes and activities for the teens and did childcare for the nursery age children. We also had the chance to serve at a local church plant, Igreja Batista Redenção in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. It is in this church […]

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October Suggested Book of the Month

SUGGESTED BOOK OF THE MONTH What is the Mission of the Church? by Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert First off, this book is an excellent piece of missiology. It does a wonderful job of defining the terminology used by the church to describe both its role and mission on the earth and, while the book itself is topical, it takes a definite exegetical approach in its arguments. It beautifully differentiates the difference between the role […]

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