We invite you to worship with us at Calvary Baptist Church, 11o N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, Florida 33759 or through the online 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services on Sundays. For more information, go to http://www.Calvary.us or call 727-441-1581
This Sunday’s message by Pastor Aaron Walp, guest speaker was titled “A Thing Called Grace” – God’s gift to us– as our church continues to study Chapter 2 in Ephesians. Paul is writing the church there about God’s promises to those who place their trust and faith in Jesus Christ, God’s Son. Here are the key Bible verses:
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God –not by works, so that no one can boast.” –Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. In order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God –not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”–Ephesians 2:6-10 NIV
“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.” –Philippians 3:7-9 NIV
“It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit” – John 19:30 NIV.
This last verse reminds us that Christ died on the cross and took the blame for our sins so that all believers in Jesus are reunited with God forever.
For this week’s daily Bible devotion guide, go to http://www.Calvary.us/DevotionGuide.