Calvary Baptist Vacation Bible School
 
Special Sunday Service on July 31 will be @ 10:00am

Tell your friends and family to join us. God bless


Gear up for an adventure!

Ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love,
a love that takes us through life’s dark times.

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Sinned Against       PAUL DAVID TRIPP
 
When was the last time someone sinned against you? It can be a harsh and perplexing reality, but in his divine wisdom, God has chosen to keep us in a world populated with flawed individuals. There's no covenant promise that includes an exemption clause from being sinned against. In fact, Jesus predicted just the opposite! (See Matthew 18:15, Luke 17:4, and John 16:33)
Many times, these sins will be indirect, impersonal, or unintentional, the natural result of colliding sinners. But there will also be moments when another person crafts a malicious plan against us, or knowingly advances their selfish agenda at our expense.
Either way, we're going to be hurt, and we're going to respond in some fashion. This week, I want to share 8 common responses we have when we've been wounded by another:
  1. Regret: We'll wish that we had acted or spoke differently in the past so as to potentially avoid this present hardship.
  2. Fear: We'll begin to expect the worst in people and live paralyzed and skeptical lives as we prepare for future betrayal.
  3. Defend: We'll promise ourselves that we won't be hurt again and withdraw into a bunker of self-protection.
  4. Withhold: Forgetting how much we've been forgiven in Christ, we'll slip into a cocoon of silence and refuse to deal with the person who has hurt us.
  5. Retaliate: For those of us who aren't as passive, we'll be angry and struggle not to devise words or actions that will repay others for the hurt they inflicted upon us.
  6. React: For those of us who are more impulsive, we'll say or do things that aren't necessarily retaliatory, but that are unwise decisions made in haste.
  7. Judge: On a vertical level, we'll bring God into the court of our judgement and demand an explanation as to why he allowed this suffering in our lives.
  8. Doubt: Similiarly, we'll begin to doubt the Lord and his characteristics - his love, mercy, and grace. After all, how could a good God allow such things to happen?
These are instinctive and understandable reactions; I've experienced them all in some capacity. But what do each of these responses have in common? They make our suffering and pain the most important thing in our life.
The fact of the matter is that God has designed for us to endure these painful experiences. He has us exactly where he wants us. He never manages a poor schedule, and he never gets a wrong address. He places us in interpersonal difficulty because he intends that difficulty to be a workroom of redemption. So the next time you're sinned against, remember that you're not alone, and remember that what's happening to you isn’t an accident or an oversight. In ways that are hard to grasp, you're being loved.
Rest in that love and run to its source, saying no to all those other responses that only add further trouble to the trouble you are already experiencing.
 




Worship Service @ 9:25am

 Junior Church for Children ages 2 through grade 2 available at CBC.

We are located at 148 Queen Street, Killaloe Ontario
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Coming This Fall! Switching Study Books (Ladies)Twelve Ordinary Men &  (Men) Twelve Extraordinary Women By John MacArthur                    

They were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God. Readers will be challenged and motivated by Twelve Extraordinary Women, a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at all ages. Inside this book, best-selling author and Bible teacher John MacArthur shows that the God to whom they were so committed is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today.



Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

 

Sunday Aug 14 – Calvary Baptist Memorial Service @ 3:00pm here at CBC

Friday Sept 16-18- Ladies Retreat “God Works In All Things”@ Bonnechere Baptist Camp. Registration forms available in the Foyer.

Bonnechere Baptist Family Camp - Aug 7-13 still has spots open for families who want to have a great week of fun, rest, food, games, swimming and Worship/Preaching of God’s Word. Contact Jim & Brenda Henry @ bonnecherebaptistcamp@gmail.com

 


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. Join us as we look into how God has composed a unique story for each of our lives.