Monday, February 29, 2016

Calvary Family Series 4: Living Stones 1 Peter 2:1-10 2-28-16

Family Sermon Series  4: Living Stones  1 Peter 2:1-10

I. He is the Cornerstone

A. Rejected by many
1. Tripped over
2. Rejected

B. Accepted by Some

Though through the narrow gate: Matthew 7:13-14  

C. Chosen as a Valuable Stone - the Cornerstone and foundation

II. He is the Living Stone

A. He is not Dead, He is Alive

Luke 24:5-6 

B. In Him there is Life Abundant John 10:10

C. In Him there is Life Eternal "made alive in Him"

Ephesians 2:4-5 

III. We are Living Stones in His Spiritual House

A. We are a Spiritual House cf Hebrews 3:1-6

B. The Spirit Moves in a Spiritual Way

1. Orchestrating - coordinating, not coincidental
2. Interacting - guiding and nurturing
3. Intervening - stepping in and redirecting, disciplining when necessary

C. We are a Worshiping Family

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Calvary Family Series 3: Connected, Commended, Committed

Hebrews 3:1-6
Also:  Eph 3:14-21, 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3, Hebrews 2:10-11

I. Connected

A. Shared Faith Journey - Hebrews 2:10-11
B. Supportive Faith Community - 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
C. Sharpen One Another - Proverbs 27:17, Hebrews 3:13, Hebrews 10:24-25

II. Commended 1 Thessalonians 1:3

A. The Work of Faith
B. The Labor of Love
C. The Endurance of Hope

III. Committed

A. Assault the Gates of Hell  - Matthew 16:18
B. Proclaim the Gospel - Matthew 28:19-20 
C. Exalt and Glorify the Lord - Ephesians 3:21

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New Leadership Team Members for 2016

Each year two new Leadership Team Members are presented to the church for approval at our Annual Fellowship Meeting. This year the meeting will be on March 6th and will be held as normal at approximately 10:10 am between Sunday School and the Worship time. In addition to the morning meeting, there will be an evening potluck fellowship and prayer time. We will provide more information about the potluck in the next couple of weeks.

The two persons for election this year are Mike Sandman and Mark Whitt.  Note the following information for each of these men.

Mike Sandman is a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, having joined along with his father, mother and brother, Jim and Kim Sandman and Tim Sandman, in March of 2000.  Mike grew up through the ministries of Calvary and was a faithful participant of our youth and college ministries serving also as a praise band member in each.  After college, he married Chelsey who joined him at Calvary. They are the parents of Miles Sandman, a four month old boy. Mike and Chelsey are deeply involved in the music ministry of Calvary, Mike as bass player in the praise band, as well both of them serving as praise team and choir vocalists. They are involved in the King Connect Group. Mike currently works for Huskey Building Materials as an Outside Sales representative.

Mark Whitt and his family moved to Murfreesboro from Murray, Kentucky, where Mark has served as the Murray State Baptist Collegiate Minister for the last fourteen years.  Mark, his wife Lisa, and their children Elizabeth and Tyler joined Calvary in February of 2014. Mark currently is the Collegiate/Young Adult Ministry Specialist and National Collegiate Ministry Leader for Lifeway Christian Resources, which is the publishing and consulting arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is highly sought as a speaker at College Conferences and spends a great deal of time traveling to provide support and consultation for Southern Baptist Churches all over the nation.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Calvary Family Series Part 2: 2-14-16

 The Calvary Family: Foundational, Intentional, Missional
 Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Thessalonians 1:3,

I. Foundational: We will Stand on the Gospel

A. The Authority of the Word - vs 16 

B. The Uniqueness of Jesus - vs  16 

II. Intentional: We will Love the Church

A. The Attributes of the Members vss 12-15

B. The Commitment to the Family 

C. The Work of God through the Church

III. Missional: We will Serve the World

A. With the Gospel

B.  In Word and Deed

Calvary Family Series Part 1: The Family 1-31-16

Sermon Title:  Calvary - The Family
Sermon Text: Galatians 6:9-10

I. Calvary: A Unique Family

A Household: 

A. We Belong - Where we fit in the God's kingdom family and work
B. We are Related - a place of being, named, identity
C. We are Committed - Connected, Sharing life, Fellowship, Supportive

II. Calvary: The Five Functions

Review: Fellowship, Worship, Prayer, Discipleship, Evangelism

III. Calvary: The Commitment of A Church

A. Proclaim the Gospel
B.  Make Disciples
C. Build a Family