Home Coming Sunday

The last two months have been a challenge for all in our church and country.  As a church, we like most Americans have been willing and were ready to help and protect our fellow a Americans during this pandemic by sheltering in place and practice social distancing.  As a church and a nation we had never been through anything like this before in our life time.  We have learned, prayed, and endured many, many times. Having bent the curve by following many unusual and sometimes difficult requests we are now ready as a church family to come home.   Practicing Safe Services

May 31, 2020  Opening Both Services

Sunday Morning Service        11:00 am

Sunday Evening Service            6:00pm

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Prayer Meeting

Prayer Meeting May 20, 2020

7:00 PM

Calvary Bible Church

We are resuming our Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting in person at the church.  We will continue to live stream the service, but we are encouraging you to be a part of our service.  Let’s join together in praying and ask God to work in our lives, church, and community.

  1. Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life.
  2. Our prayers are heard, not because we are in earnest, not because we suffer, but because Jesus suffered.
  3. Prayer is not logical, it is a mysterious moral working of the Holy Spirit.
  4. Get a place for prayer where no one imagines that that is what you are doing. Shut the door and talk to God.
  5. It is impossible to conduct your life as a disciple without definite times of secret prayer.
  6. It takes a tremendous amount of reiteration on God’s part before we understand what prayer is. We do not pray at all until we are at our wits’ end.

Quotes by Oswald Chambers

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Church Response to Covid19

Calvary Bible Church Response and Policies as we safely reinstate in person services.

Starting May 3, 2020 we will resume our morning service which will begin at 11:00 am.  During the continued stay at home and shelter in place that that Governor Whitmer  has currently placed the citizens of Michigan until May 15, 2020.   The leadership of Calvary Bible Church believes that we can safely meet while practicing social distancing.  We under stand that EACH family dynamic will be different and we will support you in your choices.  We will continue to live stream and phone conference each service.   We will add more services throughout the month of May.  We are asking High Risk members to remain home during the first opening stages.

Sunday Morning service  May 3  at 11:00 am  you are welcome to come and worship with us at the church building.  We look forward to the reunion Sunday.

Complete information for the starting of Church services May 3, 2020

“Consistent with prior guidance, a place of religious worship, when used for religious worship, is not subject to penalty under section 14,”reads the new order. Section 14 refers to the part of the order that makes violations a misdemeanor.

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Why is encouragement emphasized in the Bible?

“Why is encouragement emphasized in the Bible? Primarily because encouragement is necessary to our walk of faith.

Jesus told His followers, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33b). Jesus did not shy from telling His followers about the troubles they would face. In fact, He told them the world would hate them (John 15:18-21; see also Matthew 10:22-23 and 2 Corinthians 2:15-16). But Jesus’ grim forecast was tempered with cheer; He followed His prediction of trouble with a sparkling word of encouragement: He has overcome the world. Jesus is greater than any trouble we face.

Without encouragement, hardship becomes meaningless, and our will to go on wanes. The prophet Elijah struggled with discouragement (1 Kings 19:3-10), and so do we. It is important to remember that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against . . . the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). This truth makes encouragement all the more important. It is not just that we face the world’s displeasure; we are caught in the crosshairs of a spiritual battle. When we are encouraged in Christ, we have strength to put on our spiritual armor and remain steadfast (see Ephesians 6:10-18).

Even in places where Christians do not experience overt persecution or hatred, we all know that life can be difficult. Discouragement is not an uncommon human experience. At times, recognizing that there is meaning in the seemingly inconsequential things we do seems next to impossible. We may want to give up. Yet He who calls us is faithful, and He gives us the power to be faithful, too (1 Corinthians 1:9).”  Gotquestions.org

Fellowship Opportunities at Calvary

Mondays Ladies fellowship and Bible Sharing @ 1:15   Call 701-802-5430    Call for code.   Same code from week to week.  Free conference call program just use your phone.

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Tuesday  Praise and Prayer Starts at 6:30 pm .  Families well and encourage.  We miss seeing our families and this program helps,  We had folks form Florida, North Carolina and plan to have more states join us tomorrow.  Come join us and hear from church familyzoom

Wednesday we have our live streaming prayer service.  We will be having our summer internJoel Springs Live Stream preaching for us this Wednesday night. Starts at 7:00 pm.

Thursday at 9:15 we will be using the free conference call program to have a Men’s Prayer meeting.   Call 701-802-5430   call or test for code

Thursday at 6:15 anyone can call free conference call program to have a church prayer meeting all are invited to call and share burdens and prayer request.  701-802-5430  call of text for security code.

 

The importance of the Resurrection

The importance of the Resurrection

“Well over three hundred verses are concerned with the subject of Jesus’ resurrection in the New Testament. We are told that this event is a sign for unbelievers (Matthew 12:38-40); cf. John 20:24-29) as well as the answer for the believer’s doubt (Luke 24:38-43). It serves as the guarantee that Jesus’ teachings are true (Acts 2:22-24; 1 Corrinthians 15:12-20) and is the center of the gospel itself (Romans 4:24-25, 10:9; 1 Corrinthians 15:1-4). Further, the resurrection is the impetus for evangelism (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 10:39-43), the key indication of the believer’s daily power to live the Christian life (Rom. 6:4-14, 8:9-11; Phil. 3:10) and the reason for the total commitment of our lives (Rom. 7:4; 1 Cor. 15:57-58). The resurrection even addresses the fear of death (John 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:54-58; cf.Hebrews 2:14-15) and is related to the second coming of Jesus (Acts 1:11; Revelation 1:7). Lastly, this event is a model of the Christian’s resurrection from the dead (Acts 4:2; 1 Cor. 6:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) and provides a foretaste of heaven for the believer (Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Peter 1:3-5). “

Gary R. Habermas & J.P. Moreland, Immortality – The Other Side of Death, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1992, p. 245.

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Church Service ~ Live Stream

Calvary Bible Church

Live Streaming Times

Wednesday Night live at 7:00 pm

Sunday Morning Live at 11:00 am

Sunday Afternoon Live at 1:00 pm

All service are available at anytime 1 hour after live streaming.

www.calvarybibleministries.org

The Covid-19 virus has brought significant challenges to us, our community, and our nation. We have been reminded of human limitations and sinfulness as well as the sovereignty and goodness of God. After much prayer, counsel, and discussion over whether we should assemble this Lord’s Day or not, we have concluded that it is best for us not to meet for worship. While we will certainly miss the joy of gathering for worship, we make this decision in faith trusting it is pleasing to the Lord. We want you to understand how we have come to this decision and the basis on which we will be evaluating what we do going forward.

No federal, state, or local governments should mandated that churches shut down our public gatherings. We have listened carefully to the statements coming from President Trump and Governor Whitmire as they have declared states of emergency in our nation and in Michigan. We have also studied the Center for Disease Control guidelines for gathering in groups. As you know, when a church meets for worship it is not merely a social gathering. It is an assembly of people called by God, saved by Jesus, and empowered by His Spirit for the purpose of testifying to the greatness and glory of our Triune God as we hear from His Word.

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Though the civil government has not issued a mandate that churches not meet during this time, both governmental authorities have encouraged limiting group gatherings. We understand them to be exercising their best judgment in offering short-term guidelines for the welfare of everyone in our nation. They have access to medical experts who, though not infallible, have information and understanding that most citizens (including us) do not have. These guidelines have been encouraged as a means of slowing down the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus. The governmental authorities have not singled out churches in making these recommendations. These guidelines are not sinful. On the contrary, they seem to be prudent.

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