Jesus, man, sometimes he drops some wild stuff. The Spirit had come upon some of the Old Testament saints. They did some great things for God. David killed the giant. The prophets prophesied. Esther did her thing. But when God's Spirit came upon those Old Testament heroes, it was temporary and rare. He did not stay in them or upon them, nor did he empower all of them. (2 Minutes, 500 Words) Read More
Each week, the Calvary Monterey church staff meets for Bible study, worship, and prayer. Right now, we are making our way through the books of Acts. Recently we inspected Paul’s conversion (Acts 9). We gleaned a handful of principles from his story which would help us in modern-day ministry work. What follows are those points… (9 Minutes / 1700 Words) Read More
The believers in Antioch were far different from the culture they lived in. Because they lived in an environment without a connection to Judaism like the church in Jerusalem had the Christ-followers in Antioch stuck out like a sore thumb. Antioch was a Roman city, influenced by the Roman and Greek way of life, the third largest city in the empire. So, as people watched those believers do their thing, a new title began to form. They were called Christians because they followed Christ. (5 Minutes / 1000 Words) Read More
Teaching Notes for Calvary Monterey Easter 2018. Read More
Leaving Troas, Paul decided to take the land route to Assos. His team would need a boat for the rest of the missions trip, but the first part of the journey was shorter by foot. He put everyone else on the boat, but he went by land. Alone, he walked. What were some of the benefits of this decision?
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Dreams come true, unless they don’t, which is the scary thing about dreams. You think and you hope and you plan and you push, and when it doesn’t happen like you envisioned your heart breaks. With Job, you cry, "My plans are broken off, the desires of my heart" (Job 17:11).
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Some lives are worth further inspection, especially the lives of the saints in God’s Word...
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Acts 2:42 has been a wonderful diagnostic for me over the years, a mirror helping me see how or where some things might need to shift in my life...
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