Christmas Service

Christmas Service will be December 22 at 11:00 am.  We will be having special music, scripture readings and a message from God’s Word.

Christmas Carol Service December 22 at 6:00 pm

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The real Christmas story is the story of God’s becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us! Why was Christmas necessary? Because we needed a Savior! Why does God love us so much? Because He is love itself (1 John 4:8). Why do we celebrate Christmas each year? Out of gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate.

The true meaning of Christmas is love. God loved His own and provided a way—the only Way—for us to spend eternity with Him. He gave His only Son to take our punishment for our sins. He paid the price in full, and we are free from condemnation when we accept that free gift of love. “But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

Thanksgiving Service

Thanksgiving Service Wednesday Night November 27 at 7:00 pm.

Music, Praise, and Message.

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The original thanksgiving celebration was held by the Pilgrim settlers in Massachusetts during their second winter in America in December, 1621. The first winter had killed 44 of the original 102 colonists. At one point their daily food ration was down to five kernels of corn apiece, but then an unexpected trading vessel arrived, swapping them beaver pelts for grain, providing for their severe need. The next summer’s crop brought hope, and Governor William Bradford decreed that December 13, 1621, be set aside as a day of feasting and prayer to show the gratitude of the colonists that they were still alive.

Mission’s Conference Dr. Bud Steadman

Date: November 10-13

Sunday School at 9:45 am,  Sunday Morning at 11:00 am,  Sunday Evening at 6:00 pm, and weekdays Monday -Wednesday   7:00 pm.  Calvary Bible Church Dowagiac, Michigan.

SteadmanB-430x645_webDr. Steadman’s commitment to missions has been reflected in his having traveled to various mission fields, as well as having served on a number of ministry and mission boards. The Lord has given Bud multiple opportunities to speak at Christian colleges, camps, revival meetings, Christian school and family seminars, in addition to his mission conference ministry. He also has had many of his sermons and articles published both in Christian periodicals and online forums.

Special Meeting

Just wanted to invite you to our special meetings with Mike Petrocco.  October 6, 2019

 

Michael Petrocco

Director, Lighthouse Baptist Press

Brother Petrocco was named the Director of Lighthouse Baptist Press in 2014. He and his wife, Lisa, travel the country together presenting the work of printing of God’s Word. He works with churches and missionaries to produce John and Romans booklets free of charge to help spread the Gospel around the world.

Psalms 68:11 “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.”

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Baptismal Service

We had a Baptismal service September 29, 2019 during the morning service.  What a blessing to see young believers follow the Lord in Believers Baptism.

Christian baptism is the means by which a person makes a public profession of faith and discipleship. In the waters of baptism, a person says, wordlessly, “I confess faith in Christ; Jesus has cleansed my soul from sin, and I now have a new life of sanctification.”

Christian baptism illustrates, in dramatic style, the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. At the same time, it also illustrates our death to sin and new life in Christ. As the sinner confesses the Lord Jesus, he dies to sin (Romans 6:11) and is raised to a brand-new life (Colossians 2:12). Being submerged in the water represents death to sin, and emerging from the water represents the cleansed, holy life that follows salvation. Romans 6:4 puts it this way: “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

Very simply, baptism is an outward testimony of the inward change in a believer’s life. Christian baptism is an act of obedience to the Lord after salvation; although baptism is closely associated with salvation, it is not a requirement to be saved. The Bible shows in many places that the order of events is 1) a person believes in the Lord Jesus and 2) he is baptized. This sequence is seen in Acts 2:41, “Those who accepted [Peter’s] message were baptized” (see also Acts 16:14–15).

A new believer in Jesus Christ should desire to be baptized as soon as possible. In Acts 8 Philip speaks “the good news about Jesus” to the Ethiopian eunuch, and, as they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized? (Acts 8:35–36). Right away, they stopped the chariot, and Philip baptized the man.

Baptism illustrates a believer’s identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Everywhere the gospel is preached and people are drawn to faith in Christ, they are to be baptized.

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King’s Kids & Teen Time

This is the week King’s Kids and Teen Time start!  We would love to see many come and be a part of our program this school year.

King’s Kids will resume September 18 and start at 7:00pm.

Ages Kindergarten – 6th Grade

Calvary Bible’s mission for  King’s Kids & Teen Time is to spread the Gospel, teach the youth about God’s love and to aid them in Christian growth by providing a Bible based, Christ-centered weekly club with loving, dedicated workers in an enjoyable and safe enviroment.

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Picnic & Prayer

Just wanted to take a moment to invite you to our Picnic & Prayer July 3 at 6:30.  The church will provide the hamburgers and hotdogs.  The church folks are bringing dishes to share.  Celebrating our freedom to worship in our free country.IMG_20190627_144606_053.jpg

VBS 2019 ~ GiddyUp Junction

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GiddyUp Junction is a western-themed VBS where kids spin lassos, mine for gold, and ride hay Wagon, complete with an Old West town, cactuses, and covered wagons. Kids will learn about the good news of God’s love—the gospel—going to new frontiers in the book of Acts. They will respond to God’s love and learn how they can take it to new frontiers today.

Calvary Bible Church 27032 Marcellus Hwy, Dowagiac, Michigan

VBS: July 15-18

Time: 9:30-12 noon

Ages: Kindergarten – 6th Grade

Transportation Available: 269-782-7296

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