Welcome to our growing church family
Tomorrow (Sunday, 09/19) we continue our series in the book of 1 Corinthians (7:1-9). The Apostle Paul wrote this to the church he had founded while on his second missionary journey.
The book of 1 Corinthians is vitally important for today. Within his letter the Apostle Paul reminded the church of their holy calling. And, expounded the truth that each member of the body of Christ must live a life separated from the world and unto God.
After Paul dealt with numerous problems within the church, he then began to answer the questions they had concerning the Christian life.
In chapter seven, Paul answered their questions concerning marriage, divorce and singleness. The church wanted to know what was the will of God in regard to these matters.
The Apostle had to be pleased to know the church desired to live a life that was pleasing to the Lord, who had purchased and rescued them with the precious blood of His Son.
The culture of Corinth was deeply depraved and engrossed in sexual deviancy and immorality. And, many of those who had come to Christ, had been raised in that environment. That was all they knew. Yet, according to the conviction of the Holy Spirit, many of them had come to an awareness that their Christian lifestyle was at odds with their life before Christ.
Under the inspiration and anointing of the Holy Spirit, Paul began to counsel the church concerning the perfect will of God. In detail, he described how the Christian was to live against the grain of conventional thinking of the present age. He told them these things so that they would continue to completely separate from the immorality of the culture. And, that they would to do that in light of Jesus' imminent return.
As we go through this passage, may the Lord grant to us the revelation of the great price He paid, so we would be set free from the penalty and power of sin. And, to know that we know that when He returns, for the church, we will be set free, for all eternity, from the presence of sin.
I've entitled our series, in 1 Corinthians, "Living Upright in a Fallen World." It is my prayer the Holy Spirit will ignite a fire in our hearts. And, a desire to burn brightly, for Him, in a world that is desperate to know the power of the Gospel.
Look forward to our time together. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Calvary Chapel family.
There are several opportunities for worship. On campus (10:00 am), drive-in church (92.1 fm), and online (Facebook and YouTube: Calvary Inverness)
Jesus Our Righteousness,
COVID-19 CHURCH UPDATE
SUNDAY SERVICES: 10am and 12pm; Main Sanctuary
MONDAYS & FRIDAY NIGHTS; 7pm; Live on Facebook
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS; 7pm; Holy Grounds Cafe and Live Online Via Facebook and Youtube
FRIDAYS: 7pm; Friday night with Jesus.. the ministry of Jesus; Matthew - John.
AUDIENCE OF ONE; October 1; HGC; 7pm; Doors open at 6pm
The office is open Tuesday thru Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm...
Soup Kitchen; Thursdays; 11am-1pm; Fellowship Hall
Food Pantry; Thursdays; 12Pm-2pm; Fellowship Hall
Asking everyone, who attends, to refrain from handshaking, hugging or congregating in groups of more than ten.
It's understandable when asked to refrain from that which is natural for Christians to do (handshaking, hugging, etc.) there will be a negative reaction.
Calvary Chapel Inverness is made up of many spirit filled Christians who have a myriad of opinions of what guidelines should and should not be followed.
It's beneficial to remember the Apostle Paul faced the same type of dilemma with the church in Rome and Corinth.
Their challenge was not 'social distancing' but "food offered to idols" and "what day they should gather for worship."
After hearing from all sides he wrote, "We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord" (Romans 15:1-2).
Therefore, with a humble heart and a desire to serve, each of us should seek to abide by the "social distance" protocols. And, at the same time, ask the Lord to remove the Covid-19 virus and heal all who have been affected by it (physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually).
The sanctuary has been modified to comply with the social distance guidelines of six feet. Ushers are available to assist everyone who attends.
Masks are available (not required) for those who feel more comfortable wearing one while in public.
No need to make a reservation. The campus is big enough that we can accommodate a large number of people and still be able to abide by the social distance guidelines.
Those who are not comfortable being in public, but want to get out of the house, you can drive to the church, remain in your car, and hear the entire service on 92.1 fm.
For those who are sick, not feeling well, under the care of a physician, dealing with a compromised immune system, or not ready to be in a public gathering, please continue to worship with us online. Facebook and Youtube (Calvary Inverness), Sunday 10:00 am and 12 pm; Monday 7:00 pm, Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Friday, 7:00pm.
Please continue to pray for the Pastors, Elders and the entire church family.