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Book Review of "The Gospel and Personal Evangelism"


The Mission for All Believers Most Christians are painfully aware of their responsibility to "witness" about Jesus to unbelievers. We live, often times, with guilt-ridden consciences, knowing that we fall far short of fulfilling our mission on this earth. With much humility, Pastor Mark Dever (founder of 9Marks Ministries) reminds believers that this problem is not just c...

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Christ's Glorious Ascension


Three Comforting Truths about Jesus' Ascension With all of the focus in our country on Christmas (rightly so), we often lose sight of Christ's magnificent resurrection. But we must also not lose sight of the great event of Christ's glorious ascension, which transpired 40 days after Jesus' resurrection. This wonderful event is outlined for us in Acts 1. After having appear...

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Cultivating Gospel-Centered Relationships as Brothers in Christ


Brothers Backyard BBQ On behalf of the Men's Ministry here at Calvary Bible Church, I would like to invite men, and young men of all ages, to attend this year's "Brothers Backyard BBQ" hosted at John Rotunno's house on June 17th. We are looking forward to a great time of fellowship with food and fun. It will be a great opportunity to cultivate gospel-centered relationshi...

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The Path to Purity


Review of the Set Apart Conference The Battle for Purity For most of us men, fighting sexual tempation is a daily battle which often brings defeat instead of victory. How can we have victory, though, instead of defeat? How can we, like Job, say "I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?" when sexual temptation presents itself? How can we fle...

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Book Review of "Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ"


Beholding The Majesty of Christ Do you long to "see" Jesus in a fresh way? I am not talking about a sort of "mystical" seeing, but to understand and know Him in a deeper way, so that you are driven to worship and obedient holiness? Then this is the book for you. Pastor John Piper writes a book for every believer, young or older, with the purpose of exposing the Christian ...

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A Christ-Exalting Letter in Retrospect


The Letter to the Colossians These past two years have provided the wonderful opportunity to look at one of my favorite books of the Bible, the letter of Colossians. From the very get-go, and consistent with the letter itself, my purpose was twofold: 1) for our church to "heighten" our view of Christ in light of His Supremacy above all things, and 2) for our church to rec...

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Ministry Update from Rosalie Ranquist

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Reaching the World with the Written Word God has been blessing the work through New Tribes Mission for about 75 years which has been noted and continues to be celebrated around the world. I feel unbelievably blessed to have had a part in helping with the work in the Sinasina language group in Papua New Guinea for many years, which I've also continued off and on in between...

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A Time to Pray

Pray Without Ceasing 2 Timothy 2:1-4 says, "First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and t...

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