Calvary Christian Church

Sermon Archive

March 24th, 2019

Today we are in Acts 10, starting at verse 11.
Peter is being challenged as to who the gospel is for. Is it for a select group or open to anyone?

March 17th, 2019

Is Jesus really God?

Is he powerful enough to overcome the obstacles in your life? Does he care enough about you to listen and to answer your prayers? In Acts 12 we see God respond to prayer in a powerful way by saving Peter from prison. But does God act in our present day? We hope that through this sermon you are encouraged by the stories of answered prayers of our congregation and that you begin or continue to incorporate prayer into your regular rhythm of life.

March 3rd, 2019

"A Most Unlikely Conversion"

Saul of Tarsus was the last person in the world you would expect to be a follower of Jesus.
What made him change?
What can we expect God to do in preparing the hearts of people we know who are far from God?

February 24th, 2019

"Hearing the Voice of the Spirit"

Bible text today - Acts 8
How do you know God is telling you to do something?
We are encouraged to seek God's will, but how can we be sure?
Today we are looking at Philip and how the Spirit directed him to specific people and places.
Was that experience just for that time or is it for us today?

Sunday February 17, 2019

In today's sermon we hear the story of Stephan's martyrdom from Acts Chapters 6 & 7.
As we explore the role of the church, I would like us to consider the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Particularly, we will focus on what to expect if you walk by the Spirit.

February 10th, 2019

Why Church? On January 6th we began a series on the purpose of the church.
Today - "Heart trouble in the Church".
Acts Chapter 5 describes a day when terror hits the newly organized church.
The reason? Listen to Pastor Randy's sermon.

February 3rd, 2019

Why Church?
On January 6th we began a series on the purpose of the church.
Today we are in Acts 3-4 where Peter and John are called to step up and speak for Jesus, even when some oppose you.
At the 21 minute and 7 second mark, we watched this video -

January 27th, 2019

Why Church?
On January 6th we began a series on the purpose of the church.
Today - "4 Musts that the Church took seriously"
What did the first church do which made them grow stronger together and be attractive to outsiders?
It all boils down to fellowship. What is real fellowship and what is not?

January 20th, 2019

Why Church?
On January 6th we began a series on the purpose of the church.
Today we are exploring Acts Chapter 2 when the Hold Spirit of God came with power in the upper room.

January 13th, 2019

Why Church?
On January 6th we began a series on the purpose of the church.
What kind of people make up the church?
What makes this group unique and unlike any other organization on earth?
Before we begin today, in your mind answer this question: "How do you define church?"

January 6th, 2019

Why Church?
Today we are beginning a series on the purpose of the church.
What did the original church look like?
What do we think God wants the church to be today?
Are there things we are doing which we should not be doing and are there things we are not doing which we should be doing?
Bring your Bible as we study the Acts of the Apostles.

December 30th, 2018

Youth Pastor Justin Knapp filled in for Pastor Randy Berg today.
Are you in a desert? Are you going through a trial in life and struggling with the silence of God? For 400 years the nation of Israel had not heard from God. For 400 years the nation of Israel had been waiting for the Messiah. In Matthew Chapter 3, we see that Messiah commissioned by a poor desert prophet. In our sermon today we will explore how God uses deserts in our lives and how His Kingdom is coming through repentance.

December 23rd, 2018

God With Us..."Peace, Something Worth Finding & Keeping"

What is Peace? Is it the calm between storms? Is it brief moments in our busy lives where we can stop and relax, only to start up again when the bell rings again? I don't believe momentary or 5 minute blocks of time are the peace God has in mind for us. He promises us peace which rules our hearts and minds.

Sunday December 16th, 2018  

"God With Us...Our Reason For Joy!"

Where does your joy come from? Is it based on circumstances or is it always there?
We have looked a Emmanuel being our Hope and a gift of God's love for us in the past 2 weeks.
Today we will open up and discover our real reason for Joy.

Sunday December 9th, 2018

"God With Us" is all about His love for us.

Today we are digging a little deeper to better understand the love that God has for us.
If He loves us, how should we respond to that love?

Sunday December 2nd, 2018

"God With Us" is our hope

We begin our Advent season this week focusing on the hope that Jesus promises everyone who follows Him.
There are many places to look for hope, but only the lasting, unfailing hope is in God and following His agenda for your life.

Sunday November 25, 2018

We just celebrated Thanksgiving, and we all know that we should always be thankful.
What habits can we develop to keep THANK-BASED throughout the year?

Sunday November 18, 2018

BE Thankful

This whole week we are reminded of Thanksgiving and the need to be thankful.
Be thankful for what?
Does your thanks stop with your possessions or good health?

Sunday November 11, 2018

What Does God want you to BE?

God has a lot to say about giving generously and it does not all have to do with money.
It's not something that kicks in at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or when you walk by a Salvation Army kettle.
Generosity is more a mindset than an action.
If God were to evaluate your heart, would He say you were a generous person?

Sunday November 4, 2018

What Does God want you to BE?


Do you hear the voice of God when He speaks to you? What are the distractions in your life?
What noise is constantly drowning out the voice of God as He tries to speak into your life?
How can we shut out what we don't need in order to open up to hear what we need to hear?

Sunday October 28, 2018

What Does God want you to BE?

Today we are looking at what it means to be on the receiving end of the incredible love of God.
You are loved just the way you are, regardless of how good you can be or how much you can contribute.
What keeps you from fully comprehending the implications of His love?

Sunday October 21, 2018

What Does God want you to BE?

Elijah was a ordinary man God used in an extraordinary way.
What character traits can we learn from him?

Sunday October 14, 2018

Do you want to be WITH God or do you want to BE God?

(Our Youth Pastor Justin Knapp took over today while Pastor Randy was at play)
Looking at Genesis Chapter 3, Justin uses the story of the fall as an illustration of temptation, connecting how God is with Adam and Eve in the garden, to parenting.
Be a parent of YES, so that your NOs matter.

Sunday October 7, 2018

What Do You Want to BE?

Become... Belong... Be Transformed  
God calls us to Be Bold / Be Strong.
We are often put into places where God needs us to be His light and voice.
It is not easy and we can shy away and do nothing, or we can show up, stand up, and speak up.
Where do you find you are challenged to be bold for God and His agenda?