Amazing Graze

Dear City Calvary, As I shared on Sunday, I’m excited to start our next study through a book, actually two books, followed by a third.  On September 11th, we will begin our study of Ezra and Zechariah – about rebuilding.  This will followed up by Nehemiah.  I’m really...

You Angry, Bro?

Dear City Calvary, Why do believers get angry and what do they get angry about?  Seriously, other than righteous anger towards sin and the devil, what reason do we have to be mad?  To be honest, I need go no further than to ask the man in the mirror because he gets...

What is repentance exactly?

July 14 2016 Dear City Calvary, In Jonah chapter 3, we see one of the greatest responses to the proclamation of God’s word ever.  When the people of Nineveh hear the message that God speaks through His prophet, the entire city responds (“from the greatest to the...

Jonah Chapter 3: Pray for Revival

July 8, 2016 Dear City Calvary, In Jonah chapter 3, we see the now humbled Jonah, who has been vomited out of the fish/whale’s belly onto the beach, is now ready to obey God and go to Nineveh.  There were terrible things happening in that city and God had enough.  He...

Letter to City Calvary

May 25, 2016 Dear City Calvary, I want to thank all of you for the many encouraging comments you have given over the past five week in our study on church leadership/biblical eldership.  There is definitely great excitement in our fellowship, to see what the Lord is...

Letter to City Calvary

May 5th, 2016 Dear City Calvary, I hope you are enjoying our study: “Who’s On First – A Biblical Look at Church Government.”  I didn’t know what to expect when we started this series but I have received many encouraging comments as well as genuine excitement for what...

This is no movie

Dear City Calvary Chapel, Just for fun, I googled “Movies about the end of the world” to see how many films Hollywood has come up with.  As you can imagine, the list is long.  Australia has produced quite a few as well.  The vast majority all end the same...

Lukewarm?

August 12, 2015   Dear City Calvary,   It was so great to be back with everyone on Sunday as we looked at Jesus letter to the church in Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22). It is a convicting letter as Jesus calls out a “lukewarm” church that believed...

Don’t Water Down the Potency!

Dear City Calvary, Okay, I know the following illustration is a little strange and even a somewhat gruesome but please bare with me because it does have a point that ties in with what we learned about the church in Pergamum.  Many years ago, Mel Gibson was the host of...

What Does it Cost?

Dear City Calvary,   I find it interesting how the exact same thing will cost different amounts depending on where it is sold.  Take gasoline for instance.  One station has it for $3.29 per gallon and the other directly across the street is selling it for $3.09. ...