Simplify Christmas

Simplify Christmas

(Luke 1:31)

If the Holiday season seems a bit complicated to you, please go with me back to the beginning and learn the simple truth of Christmas. Learn more in this weekly Recharge Video. Please Share!

Click Here to Test Your Christmas IQ

Get More

For more than 350 additional episodes visit Recharge Video

The Recharge Video Story

Recharge Video is the home and archive of teaching/encouragement videos produced by Jesse Waggoner. These brief videos will bring a dose of spiritual energy to recharge your soul.

You can also connect with Pastor Waggoner on Facebook and Twitter

Help a Child Have A Christmas Blessing

Help a Child Have A Christmas Blessing

Looking for a great serving opportunity during the Christmas season? Look no further as you have the opportunity to volunteer for the Union Mission Christmas Toy Shoppe. For several years Mt. Calvary has facilitated this event that has helped hundreds of families in West Virginia have a wonderful Christmas by providing free toys to struggling families.  In this season of giving this is your chance to have a hands-on way to allow others to have a blessed Christmas.  Volunteers are needed Dec. 14-17, 2018.

To register use any of the Kiosks at church or use this link:

Register to volunteer 

Your Christmas IQ

Your Christmas IQ

Are you ready for a pop quiz?

1. Can you name at least three of Santa’s reindeer?
2. Can you hum the tune to “White Christmas?”
3. Do you know what happens when you stand under Mistletoe?
4. Who sang “Holly, Jolly Christmas” in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
5. Complete the following quote: “Not a creature was stirring not even a _________.”
6. What gift did the Little Drummer Boy give to Jesus?
7. What does any of the above have to do with the real meaning of Christmas?
(Answers given below)

We will finish our quiz shortly but first let’s take a break and talk about question seven. Questions one through six really have nothing to do with the real meaning of Christmas. Lest I be accused of being a Grinch or Scrooge, let me hasten and say I enjoy the traditions of Christmas as much as anyone. But what does bother me is that every year Christmas seems more and more secular and less and less sacred. One wonders if the truth of Christ’s coming to save mankind from sin will be totally obliterated in popular culture. A couple recent experiences highlight this. I was recently in a major department store (one you have shopped in) and began looking among the Christmas decorations for a nativity scene- you know, one with little figures of Mary, Joseph, the infant Jesus, a few shepherds and a couple of barnyard animals. I could find dozens of decorations, Santas, angels, miniature Victorian houses but not a single representation of the biblical story of Jesus’ birth! It seems like our real Christmas IQ as a nation is dropping fast. A few weeks ago I spent a Saturday working at a nearby Christian camp. One of my jobs was to conduct a Bible quiz with 4th through 6th grade boys. One question asked was: Who was Jesus’ mother? The answer given: Mrs. Claus.

So, how can we improve our real Christmas IQ? First you must understand the real meaning of Christmas. The angel that announced the coming of Christ to Joseph put it this way, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21). Jesus came to be our Savior! Secondly, include worship as part of your observance of Christmas. Join us for the services mentioned elsewhere in this issue. Thirdly, find a way to share the real meaning of Christmas with someone else. Many still await to hear the truth that Jesus came to save them from their sins.

Now back to our quiz.

8. The Bible says three wise men visited the stable where Jesus was born. TRUE FALSE
9. Jesus was born in a manger. TRUE FALSE
10. The shepherds kept Jesus’ birth a secret. TRUE FALSE
11. According to Galatians 4:4, when did Jesus come?
12. What book of the Bible contains the prophecy that Christ would be born in Bethlehem?
13. What was the name of the angel who announced the coming of Christ to Mary?
14. Who is the only one who can get you to heaven?

ANSWERS
1. Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Blitzen, Cupid and Comet.
2. –you know, “I’m dreaming of White Christmas, just like the ones we used to know…”
3. You get kissed
4. Burl Ives
5. Mouse
6. Played his drum for Him
7. Nothing
8. False Matt. 2:1, 11
9. False Luke 2:7 (he was laid in a manger, not born in one)
10. False Luke 2:17
11. “When the fullness of time was come.”
12. Micah 5:2
13. Gabriel Luke 1:26
14. Jesus Christ John 14:6

Determining your real Christmas IQ

–If you got more right answers in questions 1-6 than you did of questions 8-13 you have a low Christmas IQ.
–If you got as many or more right answers in 8-13 than you did in questions 1-6 you have a high Christmas IQ.
–If you answered question 14 correctly and are believing on Jesus Christ, rejoice!
–If you missed question 14 or are not sure of your spiritual standing, contact me soon!

Jesse Waggoner signature
Jesse Waggoner, Senior Pastor
jwaggoner@calvarywv.com
  

 

Holiday Schedule 2018

Holiday Schedule 2018

Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 AM

Union Mission Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30 PM

Thanksgiving Service

Friday, November 30 at 6:30 PM

Family Craft Night

Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 PM

Christmas Kidstuf Dinner Theater

Sunday, December 16

Worship Choir Christmas Cantata (11:00 AM)
Children’s Christmas Program (6:00 PM)

Monday, December 17

Union Mission Christmas Toy Shop

Monday, December 24 at 5:30 PM

Christmas Eve Service

The Whole World In His Hand

The Whole World In His Hand

The Whole World In His Hands (Rev. 5:1-14)
Pastor Jesse Waggoner shares that Jesus is the central focus of God’s plan for this planet and your life.

For more from this series visit the Last Days Page
Or visit our complete Sermon Archive

Outline for this message:

The Whole World in His Hand (Revelation 5:1-14)
Worship should have a singular focus upon our singular Lord

1. Jesus’ kingdom will be fulfilled (vs. 1-4)

  • His purposes are documented
  • His purposes will be enacted

Be encouraged by the guaranteed win

2. Jesus’ kingdom has been purchased (vs. 5-8)

  • By the only One perfectly placed
  • By the only One perfectly equipped

Be ready by accepting His salvation

3. Jesus’ kingdom is to be honored

  • Praise His work of redemption (vs. 9-10)
  • Praise His worthiness (vs. 11-14)

Be joyful in Him

Worship the Lamb

Worship the King

Worship the King

(Rev. 4:1-11)

Pastor Jesse Waggoner share a vision of the worship of Heaven from Revelation chapter 4, and how we can join in worship everyday.

For more from the series visit the Last Days page

Outline for this message:

Worship the King (Revelation 4:1-11)

We MUST worship

1. He deserves worship (vs. 1-5)

  • His promises will be fulfilled
  • His power is on display
  • His people will be gathered

Worship Him with the beauty of your life

2. He deserves continual worship (vs. 6-8)

  • Seen in the structure of Heaven
  • Seen in the creatures of Heaven

Worship Him with your investment of time

3. He deserves your worship (vs. 9-11)

  • Which moves us to humility
  • Which moves us to sacrifice
  • Which moves us to speak

Worship Him with your heart and voice

Make worship a daily habit

For more Bible Teaching visit our Sermon Archive

Christmas Craft Night

Christmas Craft Night

Friday, November 30th  @ 6:30
in the Gym

Every member of your family can join us for a fun time of making the pictured craft  and  enjoy some Christmas yummies at the same time.  Let this whole-church event be the start of a worshipful season as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

You must sign up for this event.
please register here

Don’t miss this great evening!

 

 

 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Help hand out food with a smile by serving your community by partnering with Union Mission Ministries for their annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution.

Registration for volunteers has now closed – for more information please contact the church office 304-346-9681

 

Fall Back

Fall Back

Dear Friend:

This is the time of year we FALL BACK (Daylight Saving Time ends), so please remember to set your clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

Also, I hope to see you Sunday (at either 9 am or 11 am) as we continue our study of Revelation entitled Last Days. Sunday evenings (6 pm) we are learning about the Seven Churches in Revelation so I would love to have you join me for these messages that correlate with the morning ones. For videos, podcasts and more, go here

We have a wonderful serving opportunity coming up with our Union Mission Thanksgiving Food Distribution held at the church Saturday, November 17. This is a great opportunity for your family to serve our local community. For more info and to register, go here

Until Sunday, enjoy a small dose of encouragement, click on the image below to watch this week’s Recharge Video

Blessings,


Jesse Waggoner, Senior Pastor

Hair of White

Hair of White

(Daniel 7:9)

This description is meant to reinforce our confidence in the One who sits upon the throne. Learn more in this weekly Recharge Video. Please Share!

Get More

For more than 350 additional episodes visit Recharge Video

The Recharge Video Story

Recharge Video is the home and archive of teaching/encouragement videos produced by Jesse Waggoner. These brief videos will bring a dose of spiritual energy to recharge your soul.

You can also connect with Pastor Waggoner on Facebook and Twitter