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Great Is Thy Faithfulness


The faithfulness of God is a great source of comfort to every Christian, even when difficult times come....

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The Gospel Made Visible


TITUS: The Gospel on Display How is the church stabilized and established in the grace of God? How do we live in such a way that "displays" that Christ is greater and more beautiful than anything on this earth? How do Christians make the "Gospel visible" to a hopeless and dying world, infatuated with sin and the passing pleasures of sin? These are important questions. In...

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What is the value of apologetics in the church?


Positive Verbal Defense of the Faith Apologetics isn't making a practice of saying we're sorry for our faith. As followers of Christ our calling isn't to passively apologize for believing in things like the inerrancy of the Bible, the existence of the supernatural or the exclusivity of the Gospel. Rather apologetics is about making a positive verbal defense of the faith...

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Book Review of "The Darkness and the Glory"


Jesus' Moment of Darkness No single event in the history of mankind has had a more profound or lasting impact upon people than the death of Jesus of Nazareth. Not only was Jesus' death an excruciating and painful event for our Savior, but of infinitely greater significance was the separation that He experienced from His Father. For the first time, the eternal Son of God e...

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Book Review of "The Pursuit of Holiness"


Pursuing a Life of Holiness by God's Grace Have Christians been called to "let go and let God" or "lift oneself up by his/her own moral bootstraps?" The answer is neither. Christians are saved by the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ "alone." We do not add to or take away from anything the Lord Jesus Christ has accomplished on our behalf. We can rest assured and secu...

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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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