God has placed us in a world that screams not only His existence, but also the kind of God that he is. We believe we live in one of the best times of human history. The current social and philosophical outlooks in the world today provide us with unique opportunities to declare the God who Is. It is His world and men have nowhere to run to escape His witness.
We invite you to Calvary Baptist Church to learn about the God Who Is and worship with people who believe there are answers for the questions and solutions to problems people are facing today.
Today's & Yesterday's Quotes:
It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. - C.S. Lewis
"A quarrel can end a good argument. Most people today quarrel because they cannot argue." - G.K. Chesterton
“How a book sells is not an indication of its merit. The American public has a seemingly bottomless appetite for nonsense, as evidenced by the countless tomes about astrology, aliens from outer space, quack diets, and UFOs that have regularly graced best-seller lists over the years. Some books that sold millions have later been exposed as hoaxes. A slot on the best-seller list tells you exactly one thing about a book: that a lot of people bought it.” - Robert Boston (Not a bad observation for a secularist thinker. tm)
"It is hard to prescribe a just measure of humiliation. It is the same in the new birth as in the natural. Some give birth with more pangs, and some with fewer. But would you like to know when you are bruised enough? When your spirit is so troubled that you are willing to let go those lusts which brought in the greatest income of pleasure and delight. When not only is sin discarded but you are disgusted with it, then you have been bruised enough. The medicine is strong enough when it has purged out the disease. The soul is bruised enough when the love of sin is purged out." - Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
"He who thinks lightly of sin will think lightly of the Savior" - unknown
"What Golgotha secured for us was not sympathy but immunity" - unknown
"The surest guarantee against failure is to be so at peace and satisfied with God that when wrongdoing presents itself it isn't even interesting." - Dallas Willard
"God is not silent. It is the nature of God to speak. The second person of the Holy Trinity is called "The Word." - A.W. Tozer
“The only value of nearly five decades of my work is a warning to the murderers of tomorrow, that they will never rest” - Simon Wiesenthal
"There is nothing in us or done by us, at any stage of our earthly development, because of which we are acceptable to God. We must always be accepted for Christ’s sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all. This is not true of us only when we believe. It is just as true after we have believed. It will continue to be trust as long as we live. Our need of Christ does not cease with our believing; nor does the nature of our relation to Him or to God through Him ever alter, no matter what our attainments in Christian graces or our achievements in behavior may be. It is always on His “blood and righteousness” alone that we can rest." - BB Warfield
"When I get a little bit of money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." - Erasmus
"We shall not adjust our Bible to the age; but before we have done with it, by God's grace, we shall adjust the age to the Bible." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
" ...... you can't become a liberal by reading the Bible. You have to go to school for that." - John MacArthur
"Thou hast created us for Thyself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee" - St. Augustine
"The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray." - Samuel Chadwick
From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings
(Not thus are spirits fortified,
Not this way went the Crucified),
From all that dims Thy Calvary,
O Lamb of God, deliver me.
- Amy Carmichael
"When someone acts weak, negligent, or casual in a duty - performing it carelessly or lifelessly, without any genuine satisfaction, joy, or interest - he has already entered into the spirit that will lead him into trouble." - John Owen
" . . . Job was not mistaken, and we shall not be mistaken if we follow his example in accepting all God's providential dealings as from Himself, and are sure that they will issue in ultimate blessing because God is God, and therefore, 'all things work together for good to them that love God.' " - Hudson Taylor
". . . to disbelieve in God would be like waking up in the morning, looking into the mirror, and seeing nothing." -G.K. Chesterton
"The danger when men stop believing in God, is not that they will believe in nothing, but that they will believe in anything." - G. K. Chesterton
"Unless a person is engauged in diciplined diligent Bible study, he has no right to believe he can think correctly about anything of lasting importance."
November 16, 2014
Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Morning Worship Service - 10:30 AM
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Calvary conducts church services for the Moore-Few Care Center on the fourth Sunday of each month at 2:30 PM. Join us there!
Click on this link to Joni Eareckson Tada's web page:
"Eternal life is a gift, not by any obligation of rigtht, but an abundance of goodness: it is owing, not to the dignity of our works, but the magnificent bounty of the Divine nature, and must be sued for by the title of God's promise, not by the title of the creature's services." - Stephen Charnock
- - - AND YESTERDAY:
“Every sorrow we taste will one day prove to be the best possible thing that could have happened to us. We will thank God endlessly in heaven for the trials that he sent us here.” - Joni Eareckson Tada
John Owen - our knowledge of the Bible is useless unless it "forms Christ in the soul".
Many see God's demands, and they cannot compass them, because they have not seen His provision. They see the standard, but not the life (Jesus) that satisfies that standard. - Nee To-sheng of Foochow
Faith in the living God and his Son Jesus Christ is always the result of the new birth, and can never exist except in the regenerate. Whoever has faith is a saved man. - C.H. Spurgeon
"Right thinking is the foundation for right living." - unknown
"To suppose that whatever God requireth of us that we have power of ourselves to do, is to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of none effect." John Owen
" . . . grace does not find us willing; it makes us willing." - Augustine
John Bunyon (1628-1688):
"Run, John, run. The law commands
But gives neither feet nor hands.
Better news the gospel brings;
It bids us fly and gives us wings."
"Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your own profession. Do not indulge yourselves to judge of things by the first glimpse, or a short and superficial view of them; for this will fill the mind with errors and prejudices, and give it a wrong turn and ill habit of thinking, and make much work for retraction." - Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
"What Golgotha secured for us was not sympathy but immunity" - author unknown
“Nothing can be rightly known, if God be not known; nor is any study well managed, nor to any great purpose, if God is not studied. We know little of the creature, till we know it as it stands related to the Creator.” - Richard Baxter
"And, though we are still favored with peace at home, the dreadful storm is at no great distance; it seems to be moving our way, and we have reason to fear that it may burst upon us. But I would be thankful for the appointment of this day; for I should think the prospect dark indeed, if I did not rely on the Lord's gracious attention to the united prayers of those who fear and trust him, and who know it is equally easy to him either to save or to destroy, by many or by few. (1 Samuel 14:6)
Our fleets and armies may be well appointed and well commanded; but, without his blessing upon our councils and enterprises, they will be unable to defend us. He can take wisdom from the wise, and courage from the bold, in the moment when they are most needful. He can disable our forces by sickness or dissension; and, by his mighty wind, he can dash our ships to pieces against the rocks, against each other, or sink them like lead in the mighty waters! "Who is there who speaks and it happens—unless the Lord has ordained it?" Lamentations 3:37 - John Newton (author of Amazing Grace - 1725-1807)
"- - - God turns toward the very places from which humans turn away; that Christ was born in a stable because there was no room for him in the inn — a prisoner grasps this better than others, and for him this is truly good news." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)
"Until God arrives, we have no hope for release from this imprisonment of our own sin. We are stuck and condemned, and the door is locked from the outside. We depend completely on Someone from the outside to free us." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"A man is what he is on his knees before God, and nothing more." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne (1813-1843)
"Those who think they know everything annoy those of us who do". - unknown
"I knew I was converted when religion stopped being a duty and bacame a delight". - George Whitefield (1714-1770)
"The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love: he who loveth mean and sordid things doth thereby become base and vile; but a noble and well-placed affection doth advance and improve the spirit unto a comformity with the perfections which it loves" - Henry Scougal (1650-1678)
"When men's minds languish, their heroes are athletes, scientists, and politicians. But when their spirits soar, they aspire to become like the prophets." - Vincent Cheung
“The end for which God instructs the mind is that he might transform the life.” - Albert N. Martin -
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot