Storm Tested Faith

Storm Tested Faith

In every life there are moments that put one’s faith to the test.  How do we react when the circumstances of life do not match our view of how life should be?  Fortunately, the Bible is full of the examples of those who faced faith-testing moments and found God faithful and discovered that the tests are necessary for true spiritual development.

Pastor Jesse Waggoner shares a series of messages taken from these biblical stories.  Come and find encouragement in your faith-testing moments and learn how to have a storm-tested faith!


When God Says No (2 Cor. 12:7-10)

Part one of “Storm Tested Faith”  Pastor Jesse Waggoner shows us when it seems like God is saying no to our prayers, He is in fact saying something more significant.

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 A Father in the Storm (Luke 8:40-56)

Pastor Waggoner teaches us why we can go to Jesus in our storms.

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Always Pray (2 Kings 19:14-37)

A story from the life of King Hezekiah shows us that in ever storm we must use prayer as our first resort. Part 3 of Storm Tested Faith

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 Standing on God’s Side (2 Kings 11:1-16)

A very young boy being crowned king demonstrates to us why we should always stand on God’s side.
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Faith-Testing Moments (1 Samuel 7:2-12)

Pastor Waggoner teaches us the best way to deal with Faith-Testing Moments.

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The Backside of the Desert (Exodus 3:1)

We learn the differences between our own view of our usefulness and God’s view of our usefulness.

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The Purpose and Process of Storm Tested Moments (Acts 12:1-24)

Our storm tested moments are only the starting point of a process of spiritual growth.

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When the Storm Doesn’t End (Acts 6-7)

Pastor Waggoner teaches us what we can do when the storm doesn’t end.

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Cause and Effect (Job 5:10)

Cause and Effect (Job 5:10)

Sometimes we fail to connect the cause of the blessings in our lives with the One who causes them. A trip to farm country and a verse of Scripture help us trace the good things of life back to our good God. As we do we will refine our attitudes and actions.  Learn more in this Recharge Video episode.

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Helping your city and world

Helping your city and world

From a vantage point over-looking the city of Charleston, Pastor Waggoner offers this question:  If we want to improve our city and our world, what do we do? Perhaps we should start with God’s simple command found in today’s passage (1 Tim. 2:1-3) and discussed in this Recharge Video.

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Waiting Rooms

Waiting Rooms

Thoughts from My Blog…

As I write this I am sitting in a waiting room. I am not fond of waiting rooms. It is a nice waiting room; a flat panel TV tuned to the Weather Channel just told me it is raining in Milwaukee. The magazine selection is l.p.ok, except the titles seem a little tilted towards women; I can’t seem to find a Road and Track or Popular Mechanics in the stack. The medical personnel at this facility are friendly and efficient and the furniture is modern and comfortable. Free wifi would be nice but writing on my iPad lets me do something productive while I wait. But to be honest, I would rather be somewhere else. I guess the real reason I am not a fan of waiting rooms is I am trapped here. I am captive to a schedule other than my own. I have no control over when I can be set free from this antiseptic closet. I do like being in control. I like to control my schedule, my environment, my to-do list and a hundred other things.

So, I sit here and reflect on waiting, I recall that God uses “waiting rooms” – Joseph spent years in slavery and jail before he became an official in Egypt. Moses waited 80 years before starting his mission of deliverance. David waited years from his anointing until he assumed the throne. Before He began His public ministry, Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness; Paul spent 3 years in Arabia and considerable time in prison. There must be some virtue in waiting.

Maybe the “waiting room” experiences of life are meant to help us break the addiction of control. Our God wants us to know that we need to recognize and allow His control in our lives. Our waiting is to be more than marking time- it should be a time to renew our confidence in God’s ability and involvement in our lives. If we do, our expectations, frustrations and evaluations of life will slide into a more comfortable place. We can spend more time praising and less time complaining. More joy, less stress. More peace, less conflict.

As I close, I am still in the waiting room and don’t know how long I will be here, but the above thoughts give me a little more perspective and peace and I like that. Being a little less in control is genuinely good for me. But I am going to find something on TV besides the Weather Channel.

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Questions (Deut. 29:29)

Questions (Deut. 29:29)

Pastor Jesse Waggoner leads the congregation of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in this study looking at the deep and troubling questions of life and how to find peace with those things which remain a secret. We also are reminded that we are responsible for the things God has revealed to us.

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The Church Needs You (Hebrews 10:25)

The Church Needs You (Hebrews 10:25)

What does an empty playground have to do with the church? In this Recharge Video episode we learn the vital role the church plays in our lives and the vital role we play in the church.

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A Mother’s Dream

A Mother’s Dream

Discover Jesus’ definition of greatness in this study from Matthew 20:20-28. A proud mother promotes her two sons to Jesus and our Lord uses this occasion to talk about His three key desires for those who want to be great in the kingdom of God. Pastor Jesse Waggoner shares this powerful Mother’s Day message with the congregation of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

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Delivered Mother’s Day – May 13, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

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The Exalted Lord

The Exalted Lord

It has been called the most ignored teaching in the New Testament: The ministry of Jesus between His ascension and His return. We do understand that on earth He is building His church but what does the position at the right hand of God mean? By far, the book of Hebrews has more references to Jesus at the right hand of God than any other book.  In this message Pastor Jesse Waggoner takes you through these passages and shows you how we can look to Jesus and find life’s priority and purity in life.

Delivered Sunday evening May 6, 2018
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