Dear Members of Calvary,
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
As we enter the season of Lent, let us begin with hope and determination: hope that we recognize our daily encounters with God as He blesses us with His divine grace and mercy and that we live with determination to engage seriously and consistently in the work of moral and spiritual renewal. Why is this important? Our goal as His children should be to live our Christian faith with greater integrity and celebrate the Lord Jesus’ death and resurrection with authentic joy. Let us be assured that God has an abundance of grace, which never runs dry and pours out more abundantly in this holy season. Bask and immerse yourself in that grace, for by it we may be cleansed of sin and refreshed in mind and spirit.
Sunday Service – February 25, 2024
Calvary Baptist Church
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February 2024 Focus: No More Manna 2.0: Standing Firm and Confident in God’s Unfailing Love
Click below to read a prayer each day of the week in February!
Dear Loving Heavenly Father,
As we travel along in this life, we encounter many types of love, but Your love is the greatest love of all. We love because You first loved us (I John 4:19). Thank You that Your love for us is perfect, pure and never ending. Your love for us is amazing and beautiful. Thank You that You shower us with this amazing perfect love everyday. Through Your love, we are equipped to face the ups and downs of this life. In Your Word, we are told that the manna ceased when the children of Israel were able to feed and provide for themselves. Lord, this tells us not to look for manna but continue to build our confidence knowing that Your love is unfailing and supplies (through Your Holy Spirit) everything we need. In Jesus name, Amen.
Thank You that You shower us with this amazing, perfect love everyday. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning until we go to sleep at night and during our hours of sleep, we experience Your love. It is in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
Dear God, our Father,
You, the God of all creation, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, look upon us and love us despite our flaws and failings. Thank You, Lord (Psalm 92:1). When we feel like we are being crushed under the weight of life, people, deadlines, illnesses, bills, responsibilities, Your steadfast love is always there to bring warmth, comfort, solace, healing, and peace. When various life issues and situations keep piling even more on top of us and we seem to be diving into the pit of anxiety and depression, Your love lifts us when nothing else can. Hallelujah and Amen.
Thank You for blessing us each with gifts to serve and worship You. Let us seek Your Word and grow the gifts You have placed in each of us. We are blessed with gifts to share and bless others. You have blessed us with Your never ending and steadfast love. Each day of our lives, in every situation, conversation, and circumstance, help us to cling to the truth (John 17:17) we see in Your Word that nothing can separate us from Your love (Romans 8:31-39). Let us remember that You gave us these gifts out of Your love so we may exercise and use them in love when we worship You and serve those You have placed in our lives. Thank You for each opportunity to share Your love with our families and with the 53206 community. In Jesus name, Amen.
Lord, please allow us to recognize Your love even when it comes in forms that we don’t understand, or even desire, because You know what is best for us (2 Corinthians 12:9). Help us when we feel the heavy grip of stress trying to squeeze out our peace, our patience, and our endurance to remember and rejoice that through the ultimate act of love (John 3:16) the death and resurrection (Luke 24:6) of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we experience Your love through Your grace and mercy and our souls can be filled with joy (Nehemiah 8:10). In Jesus name, Amen.
Thank You for the life, death, and resurrection of our Savior, Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for loving us enough to give Him up and then bring Him back for us. Because of Your love, death has no hold over us and our lives have divine meaning and purpose. We know that there is a better time to come if only we will continue to grow and gain confidence in You and Your love while we work to establish a No More Manna Lifestyle in our individual lives and in our church family as we work together in the 53206 community. Lastly, let us share this love with those you have called upon us to witness to and serve (Matthew 28:16-20). It is in Jesus’ Name that we pray, Amen.
God, Our Father,
Your steadfast love is better than life, there is nothing purer, sweeter, or greater (Psalm 63:3). You have been, and always will be, the most faithful presence in the life and ministry of Calvary Baptist Church. For this reason, we will praise you forever. Because You are merciful and gracious; because You are slow to anger and abundant in steadfast love, we know that our relationship with You is secure. We are Your church and Your people. We know, and are confident, that as we seek to Rebuild Families for You we know that You will be faithful to finish what you started in us. Thank You for putting faith in us to do the work You have called us all to do. In the precious name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
O Lord, Our God,
We praise Your name that we can trust our future in Your powerful hands, knowing that Your love encompasses us and that Your grace is always sufficient, no matter how bleak situations seem. Nothing can remove us from that precious position in You. Thank You, that we are accepted and loved as Your beloved children and loved. Thank You, Lord, that no danger may overtake any of us that is not permitted by You, and which will not be used to fulfill Your divine and glorious purpose for us. That is what love is. Prepare our hearts and minds for corporate worship tomorrow. Rebuild us from the inside out for Your purpose that everything we do and say will glorify You and show our love for You. In the matchless name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
Calvary Baptist Church Goal
When we receive a word from God as Jesus did from His Father, whether we agree with it or not, it tells us God loves us and He cares. Revelations like these often come during high mountaintop spiritual times when we are yielded to receive an unusual word from God and they must be protected because the evil one wants to dislodge it from our minds and hearts."
Reverend Dr. John WaltonPastor