We’re thankful to worship with you again this morning, Calvary! Today we’re continuing to consider the history of redemption (the Christ crescendo). The focus of the next few sermons will be Jesus preparing his disciples for his departure (death, resurrection, ascension) by telling them about what will come after him — the Holy Spirit, describedContinue reading “Parakletos”

The Jesus Crescendo, Part 2

Good morning! We’re glad you’re here. It’s a privilege and blessing to worship with you. We’ve just passed out of a difficult year, and these first breaths of 2021 have scarcely been less turbulent. Rampant disease, political turmoil, crime, tragedy — as we look upon the history we’ve just lived and the history we areContinue reading “The Jesus Crescendo, Part 2”

The Jesus Crescendo, Part 1

Good morning, Calvary, and Happy New Year! It’s a privilege to worship with you. We’re continuing our theme on the connections between Christmas and Easter. The message this week aims to trace the Christ crescendo through the history of redemption, beginning with prophecies of Jesus’ birth and building up to Pentecost. We consider that ChristContinue reading “The Jesus Crescendo, Part 1”

The Christmas-Easter Connection, Part 2

Good morning! With our current year drawing to a close, pondering the beauty and hope of the Christmas-Easter connection seems a fitting way to anticipate the year to come, and so we return this morning for part two of Pastor Ralph’s sermon about the two greatest events in history. May God bless our meeting. FirstContinue reading “The Christmas-Easter Connection, Part 2”

God’s Covenants: Arrangements

Pastor Ralph continues his series on covenants (sworn solemn oaths or engagements) between God and humankind. In this week’s Bible study, he brings us to the very beginning of the Bible to introduce the arrangements and conditions God created for humanity at the beginning, setting the stage for all subsequent events and covenants in theContinue reading “God’s Covenants: Arrangements”

The Grace of Christ’s Sacrifice

As we commemorate Remembrance Day today, Pastor Ralph digs deeper into the oft-quoted verse, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13) to discuss the uniqueness of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. Scripture reading: John 12:15-17, focusing on verse 13 Message In accordance withContinue reading “The Grace of Christ’s Sacrifice”

God’s Promises – Part 3: Peter

This is our third installment in a lesson series about God’s promises. Our aim in this study is to focus on understanding how God’s promises fit within God’s wider policies, as well as observing any conditions that are attached to His promises. Pastor looks this time at an unconditional promise made by God to Peter.Continue reading “God’s Promises – Part 3: Peter”

Understanding God’s Promises

Our aim this week is to understand God’s promises with a view to learning how we can rightly lay hold of them (“claim” them) for ourselves. Pastor Ralph explains that we need to first understand God’s policies in order to understand His promises. This week’s lesson is illustrated by the life of Moses in theContinue reading “Understanding God’s Promises”