Pastor's Pen

 

 

From the Desk of Pastor Kevin Ballard

Welcome to our growing church family

 

2021
 
1-16-2022
 

FOR THIS GLORY

 

 

 

 

Dear Calvary

This Sunday (01/16), we continue with our series in the book of 1 Corinthians (10:23-31) by looking at what motivated the Apostle Paul’s response to the church in dealing with their divisiveness over the question concerning food purchased in a pagan temple.

As one follows the life and ministry of Paul, it's clear the passionate love he had for the Lord. Everything he said and did came from that love. He understood what God had done for him.  Before his encounter with the risen Christ, he knew that life had been futile, empty, and infuriatingly frustrating.  

One can sense it in the tone of his letters, his response to difficult doctrinal questions, and how he was always ready to intervene when a church was on the verge of heading in the wrong direction or implosion.

Though firm, his letters were never harsh or the result of him spouting off in a moment of anger. The recipient could always sense that Paul's love for his Lord was an overflowing desire to do what was in their best interest.

It’s a reminder that when one has to confront a difficult situation, to do it with truth and love. The belief that God’s Word is absolute truth and has an answer for every dilemma; and to always allow His love to direct you on what and how to say what is necessary.

Before he wrote his response to the church's question, Paul would have sat alone with the Lord to know His mind and will.  He would not pen his letter until he had been satisfied in knowing that what was said would not be his words but the Holy Spirit speaking through him. 

What came from Paul settled the argument for both sides.  “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). 

I’ve entitled our series, in 1 Corinthians, “Living Upright in a Fallen World.” I pray the Holy Spirit will ignite a fire in our hearts. A desire to burn brightly, for Him, in a world desperate to know the power of the Gospel.

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 and YouTube:  Calvary Inverness)

Jesus Our Righteousness,

Pastor

 

COVID-19 CHURCH UPDATE

SUNDAY SERVICES: 10am; Main Sanctuary

MONDAYS & FRIDAY NIGHTS; 7pm; Live on Facebook and Youtube 

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS;  7pm; Holy Grounds Cafe and Live Online Via Facebook and Youtube

FRIDAYS: 7pm; Friday night with Jesus.. the ministry of Jesus; Matthew - John.

AUDIENCE OF ONE; February 4th; HGC; 7pm; Doors open at 6pm

The office is open Tuesday thru Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm...

Soup Kitchen; Thursdays; 11am-1pm; Fellowship Hall

Food Pantry; Thursdays; 12Pm-2pm; Fellowship Hall

 

Asking everyone, who attends, to refrain from handshaking, hugging or congregating in groups of more than ten.

 

It's understandable when asked to refrain from that which is natural for Christians to do (handshaking, hugging, etc.) there will be a negative reaction. 

 

Calvary Chapel Inverness is made up of many spirit filled Christians who have a myriad of opinions of what guidelines should and should not be followed.  

 

It's beneficial to remember the Apostle Paul faced the same type of dilemma with the church in Rome and Corinth. 

Their challenge was not 'social distancing' but "food offered to idols" and "what day they should gather for worship." 

After hearing from all sides he wrote, "We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord" (Romans 15:1-2).

Therefore, with a humble heart and a desire to serve, each of us should seek to abide by the "social distance" protocols.  And, at the same time, ask the Lord to remove the Covid-19 virus and heal all who have been affected by it (physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually).

The sanctuary has been modified to comply with the social distance guidelines of six feet. Ushers are available to assist everyone who attends.

 

Masks are available (not required) for those who feel more comfortable wearing one while in public.

 

No need to make a reservation. The campus is big enough that we can accommodate a large number of people and still be able to abide by the social distance guidelines.

 

Those who are not comfortable being in public, but want to get out of the house, you can drive to the church, remain in your car, and hear the entire service on 92.1 fm.

 

For those who are sick, not feeling well, under the care of a physician, dealing with a compromised immune system, or not ready to be in a public gathering, please continue to worship with us online. Facebook and Youtube (Calvary Inverness), Sunday 10:00 am and 12 pm; Monday 7:00 pm, Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Friday, 7:00pm. 

 

Please continue to pray for the Pastors, Elders and the entire church family.

 


pkballard@calvaryinv.com

 

 
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