This Week's Events

Wed. Jul. 30 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open Small Group--Prayer and Study

Thu. Jul. 31 - Sat. Aug. 2
(8:00 AM) 11th and 12th grade Retreat

Sun. Aug. 3 12:00pm - 4:00pm
College & Career School Class Cookout/Swimming

Sun. Aug. 3 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Calvary Kids

Sun. Aug. 3 6:00pm - 7:00pm
"The Beauty of Partnership" 6 week class on Missions

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Sunday Schedule

Worship & Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 AM
   
Evening Education 6:00 PM
25
Jul
2014
"Domesticated Jesus"

There have been many attempts over the years to domesticate Jesus.  By this I mean that people have wanted to “tame Jesus, to adapt Him and cultivate Him for human use.”  It’s amazing how many groups (even in my short lifetime) have claimed Jesus in support of their cause.  If you are reading this blog you likely read other things as well and I don’t need to illustrate by listing all the groups lining up to fashion Jesus in their own image.  In our text for this coming Sunday, Jesus was not politically correct.  He would not be adapted to human use.  He would not be tamed.  He spoke of a judgment to come.  He reminded the hearers that there are wicked people who will receive the consequences they deserve.  He never denied His authority or proposed that He was “just one of the boys.”  Though He had great power, He would not do a side show in response to the unbelief of His hometown people.  He called the listeners to responsible action in light of their understanding.  This King is a lion and a lamb!  He is God and He will not change, bend or accommodate to our human whims.  Oh, He did take on the form of a servant and became obedient even to death.  He did serve others and even washed the disciple’s feet.  He did pray “Father forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing.”  He did not “quench a smoking wick or break a wounded reed.”  But, make no mistake, He did all this as the King of Glory and He will return in power and majesty and establish His reign of righteousness.  Those who have wanted His righteousness will have it and those who have refused His good offer will suffer without forever.  He is good but He is not tame.  It is the most wonderful privilege imaginable to be a part of His Kingdom.  Are you in?

 
Welcome!

We believe God has placed us here to glorify Him by “making disciples”of Jesus Christ.  In other words, we invite you to join us in becoming His apprentices. Our process is summarized in four descriptive words.

  • Worship:  A lifestyle of love and devotion to God.
  • Connect:  A lifestyle of love and commitment to others.
  • Grow:       A lifestyle that is producing the likeness of Jesus Christ.
  • Serve:      A lifestyle of service for Christ within the body and in our community.