Calvary Baptist Renton is entering our 66th year, grateful for our past and anticipating our future. Beginning with the New Year, Calvary is plotting a new destination and is inviting all to come along for the ride.
UPCOMING SUNDAYS AT CALVARY:
MARKS OF A CHRISTIAN
In Galatians 6:17, Paul closes his most emotional letter by writing: “I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.”
Paul bore physical scars as a result of suffering for Christ, but here he is speaking of something deeper:
“I have been crucified with Christ; nevertheless, I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me. And, the life I now live I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself up for me (Galatians 2:20).”
Authentic faith involves dying to the self who would be god and living to Christ who is Lord. This act of radical surrender produces over time certain identifying characteristics.
What are the marks of an authentic Christ-follower?
Pastor James’ messages for the next few weeks will highlight a number of distinguishing qualities appearing frequently in the New Testament that are to be emerging in the life of a true Christ-follower. These qualities lived out in daily in life in the power of the Spirit could change our world as has been done before.
July 17--“The Great Exchange,” Matthew 16:13-26: the mark of intentionality.
July 24--“The Wonder of Worship,” Psalm 95:1-7: the mark of gratitude.
July 31--“The Life that Endures,” 2Corinthians 4: the mark of integrity.
August 7—Special Guest
August 14--“How to Dress for Success,” Colossians 3:1-17: the mark of daily transformation.
August 21—Kurt Lenhoff
August 28-- “Sharing the Wealth,” 1Thessalonians 2:1-12: the mark of investment in others.
September 4--“Invitation to the Dance,” 1John 4:7-21: the mark of love.
September 11--“Why?” James 1:12: the mark of triumph through trials.