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Here we will post articles that are biblical and encouraging by various authors.

Why So Many Churches are Small by Karl Vaters

Hello!  Thanks for taking a moment to stop by. The following is an article that shed some light and clarity upon our situation in a rural mountain town of under ten-thousand people.  We are always going to be a small gathering of believers.  I love living here in Glenwood Springs and enjoy the mountains.  That’s probably why God called me to plant…

Why Christianity makes sense intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Reply with your doubts, questions and comments. Once a person studies the New Testament documents in reference to Christ’s resurrection and concludes that there is an adequate historicity and authenticity to prove that the resurrection did in fact occur, that person will realize Christianity makes sense intellectually, emotionally, and socially. If the resurrection did not occur, there is no need to consider…

Calvary’s Mission Philosophy

Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” In Acts 1:8 we see: Three aspects to Church Missions: Local Missions: Jerusalem – Ministry to our city, Mercy ministries, Local outreach etc. Domestic Missions: Judea…

Leviticus 22:4–7 By Jon Courson

What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And whoso toucheth any thing that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him; or whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man…

How to Know God

How to Know God You were designed to know God in a personal way—to have a relationship with Him, through His Son, Jesus Christ. How do you start a relationship with God? 1.Realize that you are a sinner. No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we…

SOLITUDE AND SILENCE

A Topical Study of Luke 4:42 by Jon Courson. “If a man wants to be used by God, he cannot spend all of his time with people.” A. W. Tozer Jesus was One who, better than any other, knew the importance of solitude. That is why we see Him repeatedly going off into a desert place, alone. Following are four results of…

The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ By Pastor Bob Hoekstra For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9) God wants us to know His grace. He wants us to learn about it, and then experience it at work…

MERRY CHRISTMAS

BY GREG LAURIE At this time of the year, we say, “Merry Christmas.” I prefer that to “Happy Holidays,” but I don’t get confrontational about it. Instead, I want to be gracious. After all, Christmas isn’t always a happy time for everyone. For someone who has lost their job, this is not the most wonderful time of the year, because so much…

More on Continuing in the Word of His Grace

BY PASTOR BOB HOEKSTRA I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able…But as for you, continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (Acts 20:32 and 2…