Chosen, Called, Charged


Sunday (7/2), gather with your church family as we celebrate Calvary Chapel Inverness’s eighteenth birthday! Right after service, there is an All-American cookout in honor of God’s faithfulness to our church and the celebration of our nation's 247th birthday. There will be plenty of food, so bring your appetite.

Before the meal, we will open our Bibles to the Gospel of Matthew (10:1-5). In chapter nine, Matthew concluded with a summary of Jesus’ ministry in Capernaum. He writes that Jesus proclaimed the good news of the kingdom. He taught in the Synagogues and healed everyone sick, diseased, or oppressed by the devil.
As Jesus ministered to the tens of thousands of people, Matthew records that He had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd. Their religious leaders had failed them, their traditions were powerless, and life had become a matter of daily survival.

At that time, Jesus told His disciples to pray for God to call and anoint people with the power of the Holy Spirit, who understood who He was and what He was able and willing to do. Afterward, He spent time with God to hear whom He had chosen to carry out this mandate. When the sun rose the next morning, Jesus looked at all those following Him and chose twelve that He would send to carry the Gospel first in Israel and then to the four corners of the earth.

Each man was different from the other. Each one had gifts from the Lord that enabled them to carry out the specific assignment they had been charged with. And, after their death, they would be judged not according to the results but on their faithfulness to the task when they stood before the Lord. And so it is for each person who calls CC Inverness home.

God has arranged each of our lives to be interwoven at this particular place in world history so that together we are salt and light to a people loved by Him yet enveloped in spiritual darkness and bound by their sin. So the question to be answered is, “Are we, as a church family, willing to answer that call?”

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); (website:
In His Strong Love,

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