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Theology

Theology

A Look at Authorial Intent in the Bible

There’s a joke that Christians here in Ukraine like to tell. One day, a pastor goes to visit a class in the children’s ministry at…
Theology

Why I Believe in the Rapture of the Church

My belief in the rapture of the church is strengthened by an often overlooked, prophetic passage in the book of Leviticus. It is prophetic because…
Theology

ECCLESIOLOGY 101: How the Local Church Lives and Breathes Led by the Spirit Part 2

On this side of heaven, it’s not a matter of if we are going to fail in hearing the Holy Spirit or being led by…
Theology
The Difference Between the Rapture and Christ’s Return
Theology
The Bible Says It’s Sin
Theology
The Trinity and the Christian Life
Theology
Sola Scriptura: Biblical Authority and the People of God
Theology
Solus Christus: Why We Don’t Put Our Faith in Churches, Leaders or Rituals
Theology
Finite sins and eternal punishment

Current Events

Current Events

The Longest Hatred – Why Antisemitism Persists

On October 27, 2018, during Sabbath worship services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, a gunman entered the premises and opened fire indiscriminately…
Current Events

Christianity & Culture Series: Classical Music and Christianity

"I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin." – Albert Einstein Essay dedicated toKatie KeenRoyal College of…
Current Events

Support for Chabad Synagogue

Saturday, April 27, a tragic shooting occurred at Chabad Synagogue in Poway, California, —just a few miles down the road from our church, Maranatha Chapel.…
Current Events
Contentment In The Midst Of Quarantine – Part 1
Current Events
Praying for Tim Keller
Current Events
God’s Goodness in the Midst of COVID
Current Events
Introducing Cinthya Rios: Esp.calvarychapel.com Translator
Current Events
Racial Blind Spots, The Church, and the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
Current Events
Unforeseen Blessing in Confinement

The Gospel

Gospel

How the Gospel Heals Shame

Shame is an experience common to every person on the planet. Charles Darwin, in classic materialist fashion, defined shame primarily in terms of its physical…
Gospel

6 Reasons Why I Believe Jesus is God

There is much debate about who Jesus is. Some believe he was a good man or a great prophet. Others claim he was an angel…
Gospel

Pierced by the Lord: Thoughts on Good Friday

I was reading through my Bible reading plan, which currently has me in the book of Jeremiah, and I came across a phrase that gave…
Gospel
God and Social Justice
Gospel
Persecution Will End
Gospel
The Real Meaning of Palm Sunday
Gospel
What Jesus Taught on the Way to Gethsemane
Gospel
Knowing God
Gospel
Contextualizing the Gospel: An Example Set by Jesus

Church Planting

Church Planting

Three Keys to Effectively Launching Your Church Plant

Planting a church is a big deal. Jesus ordained the Spirit-empowered Church to be His vehicle through whom to reveal Himself to the world. The…
Church Planting

Co-laborers or Competition? Calvary Chapel & Other Church Planting Movements

Like it or not, when something you’ve done for a long time becomes the mainstream, you are not viewed as the trendsetter, but just another…
Church Planting

Turn your Eyes to Mexico: A Horizonte Ensenada Takeover Week

Welcome to the Horizonte Ensenada takeover week on CalvaryChapel.com! We are looking forward to seeing how the Spirit of the Lord is moving in Mexico!…
Church Planting
Missions Conference 2020: The Church That God Plants
Church Planting
Bridging the Divide Between the Big Church and the Small Church
Church Planting
Missions 2020 Archives

Great Commission

Great Commission

Why International Missions are Vital to the Church Today

Modern churches may question the necessity of international missions outreach. After all, isn’t it enough that we reach our local community for Christ? Is it…
Great Commission

Reframing the Gospel for the Nations in Our Neighborhoods

When Jesus told Mary that He wasn't inclined to intervene to rescue the honor and reputation of a family that was about to suffer the…
Great Commission

Similarities Between Esther and Local Churches

Esther needed a Mordecai moment and message–and so do many local churches today. "For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance…
Great Commission
My Experience at CCBC Europe
Great Commission
Placing Jesus Christ Above Our Own Rights
Great Commission
Reframing the Gospel for the Nations in our Neighborhoods Part 3
Great Commission
The Unique Command of the Great Commission: His Glory Among the Nations Part 2
Great Commission
Missionaries and the Wise Men from the East: Similarities That Can Bring Encouragement
Great Commission
The Call to be a Pastor’s Wife

Leadership Training

Leadership Training

Do you know your lane? Do you know your Lord?

Recently I had the opportunity to meet with dozens of Calvary pastors from around the country in New York City for a special time of…
Leadership Training

Expositors Collective Podcast

Interviews and messages designed to help you understand, apply and teach the Bible with power and clarity to this generation. Click on the above graphic…
Leadership Training

The Role of a Worship Leader

A lump was forming in my throat. My eyes were wide. I had thought about this moment so many times. Was it really here? I…
Leadership Training
Three Reasons Strong Partnerships Make Flourishing Ministries
Leadership Training
Pastor, Are You Really Speaking the Language of Your Community
Leadership Training
Calvary Chapel Bible College Israel
Leadership Training
To Where Are You Called: CCBC Paris Kickoff
Leadership Training
Just Be You as You Share Scripture
Leadership Training
The Pastors School

Discipleship

Discipleship

Generational Sin?

Have you ever heard a sermon on the devastation caused by “genera­tional sin”? Preachers base their frightening comments on texts like Exodus 20:5: “I, the…
Christian Living

Partaking of God’s Word but Spiritually Starving: The Criticality of Meditation

In principle, we agree with the psalmist when he writes, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands…
Discipleship

Does Love-Fueled Ministry Exist?

My start in ministry was unexpected. I'm the son of a church-planting pastor. My childhood memories consist of awkward church people, financial struggles and a…
Discipleship
Are Church Members Scenery, Machinery or PEOPLE?
Christian Living
The Holy Spirit & Intentionality in Discipleship
Discipleship
Calvary Chapel Worship Leaders Conference 2019
Discipleship
Our Father Knows What We Need
Discipleship
Am I Expecting Too Much from My Church? Part 1
Discipleship
Pastoral Ministry: The Balance Between Study & Family
Christian Living

Real Christians Can’t Watch the Oscars…or Can They?

It’s that time of year again! On February 28, 2016, the rich and the famous will descend in mass upon the Dolby Theater in Hollywood,…
Christian Living

Making God’s Will Your Will

I will speak for myself. Perhaps some might say an “Amen” to it because they are or have found themselves in the same space. Though…
Christian Living

A Letter to the Modern Church

There is no such thing as the perfect church. Someone once said you'll never find the perfect church--and if you do, don't start attending there…
Christian Living
“The Powers of Darkness & the People of God”
Christian Living
God Still Works Miracles
Christian Living
Who Determines What Mercy Looks Like?
Christian Living
Why Scars Give You an Advantage in Life
Christian Living
How Do We Understand God’s Glory?
Christian Living
Engaging Opposition: Expressing Love Through Conversation

Podcasts

Podcast

Elizabeth Blackwell Part 1

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910): Today as we launch our mini-series on women in medicine, what better place to start than with a two-part series on Elizabeth…
Podcast

Elizabeth Fry Part 2

Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845): Today we continue with Part Two of the fascinating story of Quaker social reformer Elizabeth Fry, looking at how the Lord launched…
Podcast

Warnings About Progressive Christianity (Repost from Can I Say That?)

Aaron gets invited to come onto Brenna Blain's podcast "Can I Say That?", a podcast that tackles tough topics around Christianity and faith. In the…
Podcast

Elizabeth Fry Part 1

Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845): Elizabeth Fry was such a significant figure in British history that she was featured on the five-pound note, and yet most people…
Podcast
Does God Cause Evil and Suffering? – ft Gerry Breshears and John Piper
Podcast
Sarah Yardley
Podcast
Following Jesus In The Midst of Same Sex Attraction – Brenna Blain
Podcast
Aimee Semple McPherson Part 4
Podcast
Why Wait For Marriage? (With Jon Keith and Jordan Aly) – A Discussion on dating and sexuality.
Podcast
Aimee Semple McPherson Part 3
Podcast
The What and Why of Discipleship
Podcast
Aimee Semple McPherson Part 2