The ancient Israelite approached God with blood sacrifice, for without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22). One offering, however, was different. The grain offering came not from Israel's flocks, but from their crops. (3 Minutes/450 Words) Read More
The church, for every generation, consists of all types of people. Some have been enslaved, others have been upper class. Some have been laborers, others have been thought workers. Some are from the working class, others from the "ruling" class. But for every level of humanity Christians have found themselves, none is as disadvantaged as the owned slave. (2 Minutes/400 Words) Read More
Each week at Calvary Monterey we hold an hour-long staff chapel. Currently held on Wednesdays after lunch, Staff Chapel is an opportunity for the staff of our church to gather together for prayer, worship, teaching, updates, and training. It is, for me, a significant way to impart to the entire team. (4 Minutes/800 Words) Read More
I went through the typical motions while filling out the form. First name. Last name. Address. Our family was about to head down the Truckee River, and I was tasked with renting the rafts. Phone number. Email. Age. Age? For the first time I wrote, “40.” I smiled and thanked God. So far, so good... (3 Minutes / 500 Words) Read More
It was a breakthrough moment. The gospel had gone to the Gentile, but not en masse. Now was the time. God was ready and, as the leaders in the Antiochan church prayed, the Holy Spirit spoke...
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Theme: The climb is helped by a love for the assembly, so we must have a vision for the local worship gathering. Read More