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: December 17
If you'd like to see our kids perform their Christmas program, "The Signs of Christmas," just go to our website: www.calvaryfriends.org and click on the Media tab. There you'll also find audio files of sermons. Have a blessed day and a Merry Christmas!
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Posted: December 17
Christmas is fast approaching. It seems like only yesterday 2014 was rolling up on us, and now 2015 is doing the same thing. This is also the time of year that people begin to start thinking about what resolutions they will make for the new year. The problem with resolutions is that they never seem to last. People make all kinds of promises: I'm going to exercise more, I'm going to stop smoking, I'm going to go to church more, I'm going to start reading my Bible more, etc. etc. ect. Instead of making new resolutions, we need to start developing new habits...good ones that will actually last and have a positive affect. So, instead of making a resolution to go to church more, or to read your Bible more, it might be better to grab someone else along the way to help keep you on track. It's always easier to exercise with a friend, just as it's better to go to church with one. When you do things with others it helps to keep everyone accountable, and they say it only takes doing something 15 times to become a habit. Make some good habits for 2015.
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.