Welcome to the web-space for Calvary Baptist Church. One of the trickiest parts of creating a web-space is choosing the tagline, the summary that speaks of who we are and what we are about. We chose “To the glory of God, helping people walk with Jesus in faith, hope, and love” but this does not tell the whole story about us. We could easily have chosen “into God’s Word, into God’s world” as we strive both to grow in a Bible based faith, while also looking to how we can serve God beyond ourselves, beyond our church, indeed well beyond our town’s borders. We might also have chosen “open Bibles and minds, willing hearts and hands” as this would reflect our desire for a thoughtful and Biblical faith that is expressed in generous and practical ways. Really, no one line can summarize our church family, just as no one line could summarize who you are! Visiting a web-site is not nearly as interesting as visiting the real thing, so we invite you to come and find out more about who we are and Who we are about. We invite you to consider how we can help you walk with Jesus in faith, hope, and love to the glory of God.
“Small But Mighty”. That might describe many a person you know, but is also an apt description for the Books of the Bible that can easily be neglected due to their small size. This Sunday, we will launch into a sermon series on the three smallest books of the Old Testament and the three smallest books of the New Testament. You are welcome to join us to find out what they are and how they are mighty! The sermon this Sunday is called “Live By the Sword. Die By the Sword”. The Scripture reading will be Nahum 3:14-19 which can be read on your mobile device here.
Nahum 3:14-19 (NRSV) 14 Draw water for the siege,
strengthen your forts;
trample the clay,
tread the mortar,
take hold of the brick mold!
15 There the fire will devour you,
the sword will cut you off.
It will devour you like the locust.
Multiply yourselves like the locust,
multiply like the grasshopper!
16 You increased your merchants
more than the stars of the heavens.
The locust sheds its skin and flies away.
17 Your guards are like grasshoppers,
your scribes like swarms of locusts
settling on the fences
on a cold day—
when the sun rises, they fly away;
no one knows where they have gone.
18 Your shepherds are asleep,
O king of Assyria;
your nobles slumber.
Your people are scattered on the mountains
with no one to gather them.
19 There is no assuaging your hurt,
your wound is mortal.
All who hear the news about you
clap their hands over you.
For who has ever escaped
your endless cruelty?