The God of All Grace

The God of All Grace

Thoughts from My Blog…

But may the God of all grace, who has called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you.” (1 Pet. 5:10)

For some reason a phrase from this verse has lodged itself in my mind over the past few days. Did you notice how Peter addresses God? He calls Him “the God of all grace.” Stop what you are doing for a few moments and think about that. We have in our lives, caring for us, the God of all grace. I will address the last two thirds of that phrase later but think for a moment about the fact that He is the GOD of all grace. If he were gracious and not God, He at best would be a benevolent person but not have the ability for that good will to do anything in our lives. No, the “all grace” is empowered by the omnipotent God!

God has never seen a tight spot He could not get us out of. He has never faced a dilemma that did not have a third option. He has never faced a disease He could not heal. He has never encountered an obstacle he could not overcome or a roadblock He could not remove. He is able to deliver grace to you.

Are you in need of some encouragement today? If so, remember this: the God of all grace is on your side and He delights when His children turn to Him in faith and seek His help. So…what are you waiting for?

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Music Videos

Music Videos

Here are a small sampling of music at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. We believe that music gives voice to our worship of God.  As you will see we embrace a wide variety of styles and instrumentation but focus on selections that communicate our love and commitment to our Lord.  Enjoy these music videos


Rich and Sharon Brooks and the Mt. Calvary Praise Team sing “I God Saved.”  This video includes sections from both our Traditional and Contemporary services, be sure to watch until the end!


The Mt. Calvary Praise Team are joined by our children who sign “You Are My All in All”  This selection includes clips from both our Traditional and Contemporary services.


The Mt. Calvary Quartet sings “The Lamb Arose.” Enjoy this gospel favorite that celebrates our risen Lord.


The Mt. Calvary Praise Team leads in worship during our Sunday 9 am worship service. Enjoy them as the lead the congregation in singing “In The Eye of the Storm.”


“Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone” – this song is a worship standard that reminds us all we are who we are by the grace of God.


Our worship director Rich Brooks sings “Where There is Faith.”  May God help us all to live by faith.


Our Worship Choir sings “Still the Cross” the soloist is Melinda Weaver.  The Choir sings in most 11 am services, and performs twice-annual cantatas.


The Mt. Calvary Quartet sings “The Old Ship of Zion.”  Enjoy this gospel standard.


Rich Brooks shares “Your Grace Still Amazes Me.”  Let it amaze you too.

Rich Brooks sings “I Want to Be Just Like You on Father’s Day 2018.

The Mt Calvary Quartet sings “I Do Believe

Alexandra Goad performs “Blessed Assuance”

Lyla Yeckley performs and sings “My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness”

The Secret to Making Every Day Better

The Secret to Making Every Day Better

Psalm 3:5

In this recharge video you will learn how a simple start to the day can help you make every day better. Enjoy this weekly Recharge Video. Please Share!

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Super Big Games

Super Big Games

Lisa preview the Super Big Games edition of Kidsuf, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Dinner at 6 production at 7. Don’t miss it.

Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance

Alexandra Goad performs “Blessed Assurance” Enjoy this wonderful reminder than in Him we can enjoy blessed assurance.

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The Promise of a Visitor

The Promise of a Visitor

Luke 1:67-79

Pastor Jesse Waggoner shares T=the prophecy of Zecharias which tells us that we are ridiculously loved by God.. For more visit The Christmas Promises Page.

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The Promise of a Visitor
Luke 1:67-75

God promised to visit us and redeem us,
He does so by means of…

1. The right Person (vs. 69a)
2. The right Place (vs. 69b)
3. The right Promise (vs. 70,71)
4. The right Program (vs. 71)
5. The right Purpose (vs. 74b-75)

Have you welcomed the greatest visitor?

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

5:30 PM – Mt. Calvary Sanctuary

Christmas Eve Candlelight ServiceYour entire family is invited to join us for a worship celebration of the birth of our Savior.  This Christmas Eve service will be filled with music, memories and candlelight. Enjoy a meaningful retelling of the Christmas story from God’s Word.  As always, the service will include a special observance just for the younger members of our church family.  This one hour service will be the perfect start to your own Christmas celebration. We are also pleased to invite our entire community to join us for this year’s Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.  Don’t miss it.

 

 

A scene from last-years Christmas Eve Service.

Please take a moment and take our Christmas IQ Quiz.

 

The Promise of a Savior

The Promise of a Savior

Luke 1:46-55

Pastor Jesse Waggoner shares Mary’s Song of praise and shares how genuine worship can allow us to see things as they really are. For more visit The Christmas Promises Page.

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The Promise of a Savior (Luke 1:46-55)

Worship allows you to see things as they really are

1. See yourself as secondary
2. See God as able to do everything
3. See yourself as a servant
4. See God as the authority over everything

How is your current spiritual vision?

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!

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Jesse Waggoner, Senior Pastor
jwaggoner@calvarywv.com