Dear CBC Family,

It grieves/breaks my heart to announce this, but we need to be good stewards to one another and the people of this community. We have decided to cancel all onsite worship services, bible study, youth activities etc., for the next few weeks. During this time I will continue to preach my series on the “Sermon On The Mount” every Sunday and post it on the website, so you can listen and follow along while the doors of the church are closed. I also promise to do my very best to make myself available to anyone for prayer/Bible study though these days as we wait and rest in God’s perfect timing to resume our corporate worship together.

There is something that we all need to understand and that is, God is still sovereign. He remains in control. This is an opportunity to show that we trust Him and not give in to our fears. This is a time to think not about ourselves, but about our neighbors. Stay connected, pray for one another, serve those in need, and proclaim to the “Good News” to those around us as we wait on Him. It’s easy to focus on the negative and forget the blessing that can come from times like this, so focus on His grace through His word as it strengthens us as a church family for the coming days.

As the Gospel writer Luke penned, “And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:22-32

During this time we need to be good stewards and trust that God will lead us through everything we do in these moments of global pandemic. So CBC Family please don’t let your meditation be dominated by fear so that you become God-forgetful; but also don’t let it produce a bitterness. I understand this decision will upset some of you, your plans and desire to be here. For that I praise God for your passion and desire to be with your church family, but understand this is only temporary and we need to make the best out of a difficult situation for the sake of unity.

Please know this wasn’t an easy decision and for that we are deeply sorry. We feel, as the spiritual leaders, this is the best way to deal with the present situation; not only for the sake of the church but also for the frightened people of this community that desperately need Jesus Christ. It’s not about us only but also about those who do not know Christ. If this is a way for each of us to reach out to our neighbor then let’s take full advantage as God works in us through this crisis. Remember what I spoke about last Sunday! “Blessed/approved” are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” We need to have, as Kent Hughes called it, “Tender and trusting steel” towards one another and the community of Killaloe during this time by shining as lights individually for the gospel that brings peace to a world of chaos.

In the meantime, we are living out our lives by faith with the supreme hope based on His promise and divine pronouncement “The meek will inherit the earth.” Remember this what we call “Kingdom living. Because in one sense we are living out our inheritance now through His saving grace. As His children, we are content knowing that His blessings are over our lives no matter what. As Paul said in his closing remarks to the people of Philippi “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:5-7

 

Things to be aware of!

1. Read your Bible and pray daily for one another during this time.

2. The Sunday Message will be available in audio form by lunchtime.

3. Please continue to seek the Resource Page for personal spiritual growth on the church website. (www.calvarykillaloe.com)

4. There will be suggested Links and sermons and devotions by the Elders over the course of the week to keep you in the Word of God.

5. There is no annual meeting for April 1st a new date will be posted in the near future.

6. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date with any new developments and information as we get.

7. We plan as elders to meet regularly and pray as we rest in God’s sovereign providence for our church and community.

8. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we love you all

 

Sunday Offering/Giving

CBC Family! We encourage you to continue your faithfulness in your giving to the Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, weekly or monthly.


Here are the ways you can still continue to that.

 

1. Drop off your offering in a sealed envelope to the Church Office at the house during regular business hours. 9am-5pm

2. Mail your offering to the Churches Address

148 Queen St, Box 99

Killaloe, Ontario

K0J 2A0

 

With love, your pastor, 

Mike

God bless CBC Family! SDG

 

 


 
2019 DVBS Calvary Baptist Church




Our ultimate desire at Calvary Baptist Church is first and foremost to bring glory and praise to the Sovereign LORD [Father, Son, & Holy Spirit] and to raise up mature believers so that we can fulfill the Great Commission. We will seek to achieve this by following the guidelines that God has put in place for prayer, worship, communion, Christian fellowship, Bible Study, and most of all the expository teaching of God’s Word.  We desire to provide the proper teaching of God’s Word so that fellow believers can grow together and edify one another with love and compassion.  

Please come join us,
as we look into how God has composed a unique story
for each of our lives.

CBC is a place to call home as we ......
Magnify the Lord, Mature the Believers, 
Make prayer a priority, Meet the lost with Christ


Church Service Time @ 9:25am
Sunday School @ 10:45am (for all ages)
Junior Church is provided during the sermon.

We are located at 
148 Queen Street,
Killaloe Ontario
613-757-1618 



NO Monday Nights

Youth Group @7pm
for more info
Contact Anthony Bozak


NO Wednesday Nights
Adult Bible Study @ 7pm

Men: The Book of First John

Ladies: The Book of Ecclesiastes


VECA Singspiration
April 26th @6:30pm
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at the Wesleyan Community Church. This year’s theme for our Singspiration is “Praising Our Pain In His Pleasure” found in Acts 16:23-25 “And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God,…,”



A Way to the Throne on High

Hebrews 4:16
 

By Pastor Mike Andrews

We serve a loving and holy God who gave His life for many so that they could be called children of the Living God. Shouldn’t it make us jump for joy to understand these realities about our Heavenly Savior? Do we really understand what it means when the Bible says " let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (4:16)? I say this because I see a great amount of Christians who don’t come in that time of need today. They don’t seem to have that need of prayer and confession, to come to the throne of grace for anything. Christ Jesus has given us life, shelter, protection, love, and most of all a way to Himself. Shouldn’t this make fall to our knees? Or better yet, shouldn’t He be our only desire and greatest treasure so all we want to do is fall down to the throne where the Bible says He "is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on High," (1:3)? This is why our Lord Jesus says "it is finished" as He was on the cross at Calvary. He is seated because the sin issue is resolved by His perfect sacrifice for all humanity.

This is probably one of the major things that have stood out to me the past few weeks and something that’s been on my heart for many months. Do we really understand that we have the admittance to the Holy of Holies? We can come before the throne where He is seated because of the finishing work on the cross. He has saved me from eternal damnation; He has given me a way to Him by faith and He has rended the veil in two so that I can come freely to the throne of grace. What a wonderful privilege and honor to be able to go boldly, to be able to come with assurance and confidence and know that he will hear my cries. As the Psalmist says " I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live". (Ps 116:1-2) As long as He gives me breath I will come to the throne of grace with peace and joy. I love how Schuyler puts it "Because our High priest is on the throne, we can come before it, before Him. Observe, it is a throne of grace and not judgement". We don’t deserve His grace but He has made it available to all who call upon the name Jesus. The Old Testament speaks about how the high priest would go into the Holy of Holies once a year to offer up a sacrifice to the LORD. Christ Jesus has gone into the Holy of Holies for all humanity, not once a year, but once for everlasting. He has given us access to the throne of grace, the opportunity to come, not once a year, but twenty four hours a day seven days a week into His Holiness through prayer. Samuel Chadwick said "The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray". If we come boldly to His throne, the power of prayer can overcome all things.

God bless with love and
lets rest there CBC Family.

SERMON SERIES