"When We All Get To Heaven"

Dear Calvary                                                                                                                  1/30/2022

This Sunday (01/30), gather with your Calvary Inverness family for the 5th Sunday worship and fellowship meal. We will turn our attention to the book of Revelation (4:1-11), as John, who has been exiled on the island of Patmos, is given a vision of the throne room of God.

Today many are overwhelmed by the chaos in society. It seems that when you think things can’t get any worse, they do. Or, three more existential crises arise when one challenge is met or solved. Of course, what is happening in the world is not by coincidence but a strategic ploy by the enemy of God to distract, depress, and disable the church from her divine mandate to preach the gospel to every creature and to make disciples of every nation.

There can be a desire to escape, even for a few moments, by everything taking place. And, if you are not careful, a tendency to disengage from the good fight of faith, circle the wagons, and hope it all passes by without more damage being done will be a dominating factor in your life.
Many of the emotions and anxieties you face today are the same that the Christians dealt with in the Bible. John, for example, who was the youngest of the disciples, found himself, at the age of ninety, and the only one left who had walked with Jesus, exiled on an island, which was a penal colony.  

He had every reason to feel sorry for himself, fall into a pit of despair, and give up. But he did not. He endured his time of isolation and hardship with bold and courageous faith. And, having been anointed by the Holy Spirit, penned the vision he received.
That vision is the last book of our Bible, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” It was such an inspiration that it strengthened John to endure his exile and thrive. And after being released, he returned to Ephesus and finished his remaining days serving his Savior by ministering to the churches of Asia Minor.

What John saw will be the focus of our time together. As we study God’s Word, I pray we will be filled with anticipation and expectation of what awaits us.
I 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 (92.1fm), and online (Facebook & YouTube: Calvary Inverness)
Jesus Our Soon Coming King,

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