From the Presence of the Lord

It’s a delight to be with you today, Calvary.

For the past few weeks, we have been looking at less well-known parts of the Old Testament and appreciating their place in the unified story of God’s Word, the Bible. Pastor Bodner takes us into the Book of Jonah today.

May God open our minds and hearts to the light of His Word.

First Song: Grace That is Greater Than All My Sin

Offering

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Message

Scripture readings

Proverbs 6
Colossians 1
Jonah 1:1-16 (3,10)

You can watch our service livestreams at 11 AM on Sundays on our Facebook page. The sermon will later be uploaded to YouTube and available on this page.

Second Song: Jesus, Strong and Kind

Closing thought

“It is a great mercy to us and to the world that we do not get all that we ask for in prayer.”

—John Piper

I Have Chosen Thee

Good morning, Happy Sunday, and Happy Thanksgiving.

We’re finishing our look at the small but powerful Book of Haggai this morning. We have looked at how the book contains a call to:

  • Action
  • Courage
  • Patience
  • Faith

The consequence of these sermons has been to broaden our understanding of God’s sovereignty and His saving purpose over:

  • His house
  • His people
  • His land
  • His world

We’re reminded that no matter how great or far-reaching our fear, God is greater still, and faith in Him casts out all fear.

First Song: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

Offering

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Message

Scripture readings

Proverbs 5
1 Peter 5
Haggai 2:20-23

You can watch our service livestreams at 11 AM on Sundays on our Facebook page. The sermon is later uploaded to YouTube and made available on this page.

Second Song: My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness

Closing thought

The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right. Next to faith this is the highest art – to be content with the calling in which God has placed you.

Martin Luther

Special Speaker: Bill Ball, SGA, “Think Thankful”

Good morning, church. We’re going to spend this morning thinking and praying about missions.

We’re fortunate to have Bill Ball of the Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) speaking with us this morning. Calvary has supported the SGA for more than ten years, and it’s been our privilege to have Bill present yearly updates to us about the mission’s work in Russia and other Slavic countries.

Please join us in praying for the important work they’re doing, and for the lives they’re impacting with the hope and light of God’s love.

First Song: Facing A Task Unfinished

Offering

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Message

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Immanuel’s Child Stars

Second Song: On Christ the Solid Rock

Closing thought

If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go unwarned and unprayed for.

—C.H. Spurgeon

From This Day I Will Bless You

Good morning, Calvary family.

It’s always a good day when we get to worship God together, and we look forward to doing that with you today, whether it’s in-person, online, or both! We have so much to be thankful for. May we be increasingly mindful of the countless blessings God showers on us and be constantly seeking ways to honour Him with our lives by being a blessing to others.

We’re continuning in the lesser-known parts of the Bible today; more details about Pastor Bodner’s sermon for this morning will be posted later.

First Song: It Is Well

Offering

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Message

Scripture readings

Proverbs 4
1 Peter 4
Haggai 2:10-19

You can watch our service livestreams at 11 AM on Sundays on our Facebook page. The sermon will later be uploaded to YouTube and available on this page.

Second Song: Mighty to Save

Closing thought

God is always doing 10,000 things in your life and you may be aware of three of them.

John Piper

Fear Ye Not

Good morning, Calvary family. We’re glad you’re here.

We return to less appreciated parts of the Bible this morning, looking at the Book of Haggai as we purpose to savour all of God’s Word and seek to better understand our Heavenly Father.

May God bless our worship together.

First Song: The King in All His Beauty

Offering

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Message

Scripture readings

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Proverbs 3
1 Peter 3
Haggai 2:1-9

Second Song: Ten Thousand Reasons

Closing thought

If your goals don’t require God to act, your goals are too trivial.

Tony Reinke

Consider Your Ways

Good morning, church!

Being mindful that every part of the Bible is given for our instruction and benefit, we’re continuing to study some of the lesser known parts of the Old Testament. Looking at the Book of Haggai, Pastor Bodner brings us a message today entitled “Consider Your Ways.”

May God bless our worship this morning.

First Song: He Leadeth Me

Offering

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Message

Scripture readings

Proverbs 2
1 Peter 1
Haggai 1:1-15

You can watch our service livestreams at 11 AM on Sundays on our Facebook page. The sermon will later be uploaded to YouTube and available on this page.

Second Song: All Creatures of Our God and King

Closing thought

To know that nothing happens in God’s world apart from God’s will may frighten the godless, but it stabilizes the saints.

J.I. Packer

Haggai the Prophet

Good morning, church family and community!

In our sermon today, we open to the Old Testament, a part of the Bible many Christians can be guilty of turning to only selectively. The Old Testament is the entire beginning of the story of redemption and underpins all of the New Testament; it’s as vital for us to be familiar with the Old Testament as it is with the New Testament. To that end, Pastor Bodner brings us into one of the lesser known OT books today, the Book of Haggai.

We’ll begin by looking at the book’s context and its place in the history of redemption told in the Bible. We’ll then focus in on the book itself, examining some of its characteristics, features, and details.

First Song: My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness

Offering

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Message

Scripture readings

Proverbs 1:1-33
1 Peter 1
Haggai 1

You can watch our service livestreams at 11 AM on Sundays on our Facebook page. The sermon will later be uploaded to YouTube and available on this page.

Second Song: All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name

Closing thought

“The only thing that keeps me stable and settled in these days of uncertainty is the absolute dependability of God’s word.”

—Elisabeth Elliot

The Lord Was with Joseph

It’s a joy to praise God today.

Our sermon today turns to the story of Joseph and the many ways in which God was with him in the face of difficulty.

May God bless us as we learn from His Word today.

First Song: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Offering

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Message

Scripture readings

Ezekiel 36:16-38
Ephesians 5:15-6:9
Genesis 39:2, 21

You can watch our service livestreams at 11 AM on Sundays on our Facebook page. The sermon will later be uploaded to YouTube and available on this page.

Second Song: I Asked the Lord That I Might Grow

Closing thought

All of our hardships are designed to make our faith stronger, to make us rely more on God.

—John Piper

Thine…Forever. Amen.

We give thanks for every opportunity to worship with you, Calvary.

We’re so glad you’re joining us again today, and we pray God will bless you as we seek Him in His Word together. Pastor Bodner guides us through the final part of The Lord’s Prayer this morning, concluding this illuminating series on the teaches of Jesus Christ regarding prayer.

First Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Offering

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Message

Scripture readings

1 Chronicles 29:1-20
Revelation 5:1-14
Matthew 6:13

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Second Song: Almost Home

Closing thought

Real hope does not minimize the sorrows and trials around us. Nor is it undone by them. Real hope perseveres, and prevails.

David Mathis

Temptation

Good morning, Calvary!

We are drawing towards the end of our series on The Lord’s Prayer. We hope that these messages have helped to deepen your understanding of prayer and its necessity to every part of a Christian’s life.

The first three petitions in this prayer taught by Jesus seek to align our will to God’s. The last three, finishing with “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” seek our Heavenly Father’s provision and protection for us as we live for His service.

Temptation is a universal experience for we fallen, sin-loving human beings, but for those who serve God, Creator of the universe, there is hope: He promises help to resist and overcome temptation when we seek it (1 Cor 10:13). Praise God for His goodness and grace!

First Song: Before the Throne of God Above

Offering

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Message

Scripture readings

Job 1:1-22
James 1:12-27
Matthew 6:13

You can watch our service livestreams at 11 AM on Sundays on our Facebook page. The sermon are later uploaded to YouTube and available on this page.

Second Song: Rejoice, the Lord is King

Closing thought

Lean on God, rest in God, when there seems to be no way out. When things are bad, taste and see that He is good.

—David Mathis