Calvary Church exists to Glorify God by...
- Reaching our world with the Gospel
- Teaching the Word with its message of holiness
- Sharing Christian fellowship
- Ministering to needs of others
- Worshiping God through love and devotion
(Col. 1:28 NAS)
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Calvary Church of the Nazarene
5536 131st St
Crestwood, IL 60445
t. (708) 597-6122
Posted: November 22
With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, I wonder what kinds of things we should be thankful for. I know it's important to give thanks for what we have, given that everything comes from God, but I think there is a danger in only giving thanks for the "things" we have. Matthew 6:19-21 tells us that Jesus said, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Paul loves to us the phrase, "Thanks be to God!" But when he says that, he's not praising God for the things he had. When he gave thanks, he wasn't saying, "Thanks for the house I live in; for the money I have; or for the possessions I own." Now, don't get me wrong, it's not a bad thing to be thankful for what we have. Again, all we have comes from God! And it's not a bad thing to be grateful for the earthly comforts we enjoy. But if it stops there; if that's the main focus of our thanksgiving, then we have a problem. God has given us sooooo much! One of the most important things for us to be thankful for is His forgiveness. Paul loved to say, "Thanks be to God" because he knew how much he had been forgiven. "He who has been forgiven much loves much." If you've been forgiven much, then let Jesus know how much you love Him this Thanksgiving, by telling Him, and showing Him.
Posted: November 15
FYI..Pastor John has added media to our church website, so now sermons are available to listen to! Several have already been uploaded, including a couple by our Youth Pastor, Rebecca Komlassan! Visit us at Calvaryfriends.org
Posted: September 05
If all you do is go to church and sit in a pew (or chair); if you’re simply satisfied with being a spectator and not willing to serve to build God's kingdom; you’ll never know the thrill of what God can do in your life. You have to get out of the boat and get your feet wet.