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Our Mission is to serve the Lord, transforming people one life at a time as we connect them to the love of Jesus Christ
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Abide in Christ
As people of God, one cannot ever overstate the value of learning more about the Lord we follow, especially as that learning relates to the study of His Holy Word. In the Gospel of John, Jesus would use the word “abide” when it came to our connection to His powerful Word.
Jesus defined "Abiding in Christ" when He likened Himself to a grapevine and believers to its branches: "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me" (John 15:4). That picture illustrates the vital union existing between Christians and Jesus Christ.

The word "abide" basically means "to remain." Every Christian remains inseparably linked to Christ in all areas of life. We depend on Him for grace and power to obey. We look obediently to His Word for instruction on how to live. We offer Him our deepest adoration and praise and we submit ourselves to His authority over our lives. In short, Christians gratefully know Jesus Christ is the source and sustainer of their lives.

Abiding in Christ evidences genuine salvation. The Apostle John alluded to that when he referred to defected professors who "went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us" (1 John 2:19).

People with genuine faith will remain--they won't defect; they won't deny Christ, or abandon His truth. Jesus reiterated the importance of abiding as a sign of real faith when He said, "If you abide in My Word, then you are truly disciples of Mine" (John 8:31).
Abiding takes discipline. Joshua would say when it came to following the Lord, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Making the study of God’s Word a priority in one’s life is a must. Teaching that same Word to your children goes a long way in developing an “abiding” discipline.

The Lord shows us who He is, what He has accomplished for us, how He has worked, and what he desires from us as we open His Word.

God’s people at Calvary have the opportunity to abide in God’s Word through – Sunday School (starts up again in September), Bible Studies for men and women, Vacation Bible School (June 20-24), as we gather for worship, confirmation classes, and small group studies. You can also get into God’s Word through your own personal devotions.

Our Lord Jesus desires an intimate connection with all who believe. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we access His Word with enlightened insight that is life changing.

Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest (as Luther puts it) God’s Holy Word and we will abide in this awesome relationship with Christ forever.

You and yours will be blessed!

Pastor Dave
Stewardship Message

Stewardship is the commitment of one's self and possessions to God's service.
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Monday, June 20, 2016
VBS is here - join us.
June 20-23 from 9:00 to 11:30 am
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Saturday, June 04, 2016
Calvary Held Its Annual Car Cruise which benefitted Meals on Wheels
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Monday, May 30, 2016
Calvary Participated in Export's Memorial Day Service
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Alexis Grace Whigham, CELC Graduate, Baptized
Saturday, May 28, 2016
CELC Kindergarten Graduation held
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