CALVARY CONNECTION

Message From Pastor Bill

Our Misgivings About Jesus

By: Oswald Chambers
The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw [water] with, and the well is deep." —John 4:11

Have you ever said to yourself, “I am impressed with the wonderful truths of God’s Word, but He can’t really expect me to live up to that and work all those details into my life!” When it comes to confronting Jesus Christ on the basis of His qualities and abilities, our attitudes reflect religious superiority. We think His ideals are lofty and they impress us, but we believe He is not in touch with reality— that what He says cannot actually be done. Each of us thinks this about Jesus in one area of our life or another. These doubts or misgivings about Jesus begin as we consider questions that divert our focus away from God. While we talk of our dealings with Him, others ask us, “Where are you going to get enough money to live? How will you live and who will take care of you?” Or our misgivings begin within ourselves when we tell Jesus that our circumstances are just a little too difficult for Him. We say, “It’s easy to say, ‘Trust in the Lord,’ but a person has to live; and besides, Jesus has nothing with which to draw water— no means to be able to give us these things.” And beware of exhibiting religious deceit by saying, “Oh, I have no misgivings about Jesus, only misgivings about myself.” If we are honest, we will admit that we never have misgivings or doubts about ourselves, because we know exactly what we are capable or incapable of doing. But we do have misgivings about Jesus. And our pride is hurt even at the thought that He can do what we can’t.

My misgivings arise from the fact that I search within to find how He will do what He says. My doubts spring from the depths of my own inferiority. If I detect these misgivings in myself, I should bring them into the light and confess them openly— “Lord, I have had misgivings about You. I have not believed in Your abilities, but only my own. And I have not believed in Your almighty power apart from my finite understanding of it.”
Believing In Hope,
Pastor Bill

our top three upcoming events:

1. AGAPE Sunday Outreach:

Sunday, February 28th at 10:30am. Our Sunday service will have a time of testimony, and following the service there will be a time of food and fellowship. We encourage you to invite a friend or family member.

2. START To Follow Class/ Timothy Study:

The next class will be, March 7th, 2021 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the sanctuary. This is for those new to the church and new to the faith. If you would like to serve here at the church, are new to following Jesus, have recently been baptized or would like to just be refreshed in the FUNDAMENTALS of the faith join us for the START CLASS’s.

3. New Church Website and App

Check out the new ccgfchurch.org website and be sure to download the Calvary Chapel Grace Fellowship app for Apple or Android. Also, we encourage you to tell your friends and family members about it!

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sunday Morning Service

Join us Sunday at 8:30am or 10:30am for either our LIVESTREAM service or in person as we make our way through the Book of Matthew with Pastor Bill.  Extended distanced seating in the foyer will be available. Children’s Ministry is open for all ages.

Calvary Unplugged: Wednesday Evening Service

Join us on Wednesday nights for Calvary Unplugged @ 7:30pm. We will be gathering in person and also via our LIVESTREAM to worship, take communion, look at God’s Word. We are currently studying through the Book of 2 Kings.

Opportunities to Serve Here at CCGF 

Children’s Ministry * Usher Ministry * Audio/Visual Ministry * Worship Ministry * Hospitality Ministry * Maintenance Ministry. If you are interested in serving please fill out a ministry application at the info table.


Spanish Ministry Church Service

NEW SERVICE TIME beginning Sunday, March 7th @ 3:30pm. Also,  LIVE STREAM for the Spanish service will begin that Sunday. This is for those whose primary language is Spanish and would like to learn the Bible, worship the Lord, come together in prayer and come to the communion table. Services are informal and we encourage all to come just as they are.


Bible Challenge & Book Of The Month

Calvary Chapel Distinctives: Join us as a church as we read through the Bible in a year to know the Lord more together. Find the bible reading plan on the CCGF Church App under the audio bible tab. / Book Of The Month For February: Calvary Chapel Distinctives by. Chuck Smith– find the book on the ccgfchurch.org website.

Gray Doves

Saturday, February 27th @ 3pm at the church. This is a ministry for those over 50 years. Appetizers will be provided and this is a time to fellowship, get to know one another and grow in our walk with the Lord together.

Women’s Ministry Night

Friday, March 12th @ 7pm. Come and enjoy a time with your sisters in Christ. Plan on coming out to build relationships, take in God’s Word, pray together and have a great time together.

Men’s B.Y.O.B. Breakfast

Saturday, March 20th @ 9am at the church. Come and enjoy some time with your brothers in Christ, a time in the God’s Word, a time of prayer and discussion and more.

Young Adults Ministry

Sunday, March 21st at 1pm at the church. This is for young adults to come and engage in life changing community, the Word, discuss the scriptures and pray for one another.

Jesus Hour

Tuesday, March 30th @ 7pm. In person and available via LIVESTREAM join us as we seek the Lord through a time of corporate praise and worship and a time of corporate prayer.

Newburgh Outreach

Each Saturday we will gather at the church at 10 am– prepare and pray for the days outreach. We gather in Newburgh from 12-2 pm to share the love of Jesus with the people on the streets of Newburgh. For more information contact us at secretary@ccgfchurch.org.

Newburgh Outreach Donations

Items for donation: toiletries, socks, long johns, winter coats, sweatshirts, etc. There are various ways for you to be involved from organizing the donations, prepping for the outreach days, praying, and also going out on the day of the outreach to love on and share the gospel with the people on the streets of Newburgh.

Discovery Co-op

Meets Every Friday from 10am-2:30pm. Children participate in music, art, gym and Christ centered activities. Email discoveryccgf@gmail.com for more information.

Better Together Groups

Each Sunday following the 10:30am service, unless otherwise communicated, there is one BETTER TOGETHER Small Group you can join to reread the area of scripture we covered during Sunday’s teaching and discuss what God spoke to our hearts during the service.

Pastor Bill’s Weekday Devotionals

Take 5 minutes each day to take in God’s Word and be refreshed by God’s Spirit. Currently going through the book of Romans. Follow us on YOUTUBE and sign up to receive these daily through our Calvary Connection.

Tithes & Offerings

Here at Calvary Chapel we do not pass around a tithe plate during the church service. For the purposes of giving we have tithe boxes in the rear of the sanctuary. “Each of you should give as you have decided in your heart to give, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7. If you have questions concerning your contribution form you can contact the church at financeccgf@gmail.com. Online Giving Available: We are pleased to announce that you can now give tithes and offerings through the ccgfchurch.org church website. Click on the icon and follow the prompts to give.